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US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the once high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would …

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EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

EXCLUSIVE Nike to make full exit from Russia

PARIS/COPENHAGEN/LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Nike (NKE.N) is making a full exit from Russia three months after suspending its operations there, the US sportswear maker told Reuters on Thursday, as the pace of Western companies leaving the country accelerates. Nike said on March 3 it would temporarily suspend operations at all its Nike-owned and -operated …

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Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves policy unchanged SINGAPORE, June 17 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their worst week since markets’ pandemic meltdown in March 2020, as interest rate hikes in the United States and Britain and a surprise one in Switzerland set …

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EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear,' with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries;  China in question

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters …

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Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald's restaurants

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors …

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Freeport LNG plant blast adds to strain on global supplies

Freeport LNG plant blast adds to strain on global supplies

HOUSTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Freeport LNG, operator of one of the largest US export plants producing liquefied natural gas (LNG), will shut for at least three weeks following an explosion at its Texas Gulf Coast facility, raising the risk of shortages especially in Europe. Freeport LNG, which provides around 20% of US LNG processing, …

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Credit Suisse shares spike on reported State Street takeover interest

Credit Suisse shares spike on reported State Street takeover interest

MILAN, June 8 (Reuters) – Shares in Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) turned sharply higher on Wednesday afternoon, with traders citing an Inside Paradeplatz report that US-based State Street (STT.N) is planning a takeover bid for the troubled lender, though some in the industry doubt the claim. Credit Suisse shares ended up 3.8% in Zurich after jumping …

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