Trump-tied SPAC adopts 3-month extension as shareholder overtures fall short

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) -The blank-check acquisition firm that agreed to merge with Donald Trump’s social media company said on Thursday it would extend its life by three months after its bid to win a 12-month extension from its shareholders fell short. At stake is a $1.3 billion cash infusion that Trump Media & Technology […]

Biden: MAGA GOP full of hate, anger and violence

President Joe Biden speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility in New Albany, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 2:09 PM PT – Friday, September 9, 2022 Joe Biden continues to try and sway voters ahead of the midterm elections. While speaking at a DNC rally […]

Tennis-Swiatek survives Sabalenka to set up U.S. final with Jabeur

By Rory Carroll NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Iga Swiatek rallied from a set down to beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6 6-1 6-4 and reach her first U.S. Open final, where she will meet Ons Jabeur on Saturday for the trophy. After a sluggish start, the Pole came alive in the second set and […]

Factbox-Elton John, Helen Mirren and other celebrities mourn Queen Elizabeth

(Reuters) -Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died at 96, on Thursday. Mourners around the world are expressing their condolences and paying homage to the late queen’s legacy. The following are reactions from musicians, actors and other celebrities to her death. HELEN MIRREN, BRITISH ACTRESS WHO PLAYED ELIZABETH ON SCREEN “I’m mourning along with the […]

Fed’s ‘soft landing’ hopes alive as it edges toward another big rate hike

By Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Federal Reserve is “strongly committed” to fighting inflation and remains hopeful that can be done without the “very high social costs” involved in prior campaigns to control surging prices, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Thursday, in remarks echoed by other U.S. central bankers as they […]

U.S. judge rejects AT&T bid to dismiss SEC lawsuit over leaks to analysts

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected AT&T Inc’s bid to dismiss an unusual Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing the phone company of selectively leaking financial information to Wall Street analysts. In a 129-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said he found “formidable” evidence that AT&T […]

Tennis-‘We all earned it,’ Swiatek says of U.S. Open final four

By Rory Carroll NEW YORK (Reuters) – A first-time U.S. Open women’s champion will be crowned on Saturday and world number one Iga Swiatek said all four semi-finalists deserve to be there. Top seed Swiatek will meet Belarusian powerhouse Aryna Sabalenka, while in-form Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia battles tough Tunisian Ons Jabeur on Thursday with trips […]

Twitter agreed to pay whistleblower $7 million in June compensation settlement

(Reuters) -Twitter Inc agreed in June to pay $7 million to settle a compensation dispute with the whistleblower whose allegations will be part of Elon Musk’s case against the company, according to a source familiar with the matter. Whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who was fired by Twitter in January and was the company’s security head, […]

Disney found ‘substantial portion’ of Twitter users fake in 2016 – former CEO

By Dawn Chmielewski and Sheila Dang (Reuters) – Former Disney CEO Bob Iger said on Wednesday the entertainment giant had determined that a “substantial portion” of Twitter’s users were “not real” in 2016, when Disney was weighing a purchase of the social network. Iger said the Walt Disney Co and Twitter Inc boards were prepared […]

Tennis-Alcaraz wins late-night thriller over Sinner to reach U.S. Open semis

By Rory Carroll NEW YORK (Reuters) – Carlos Alcaraz saved a match point in the fourth set before digging deep in the decider to beat Jannik Sinner in a five-set thriller and reach the U.S. Open semi-finals in the early hours of Thursday in New York. The Spanish teenager collapsed on his back after the […]