US Housing Market Starts Nearly 1-1/2 Year Low; factory output bounces back

Home start-up drops 9.6%; building permits fall 1.3% Single-family start tumbles 10.1%; licenses decrease 4.3% Home construction backlog is up 5.0% Manufacturing production recovers 0.7% WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – US housing construction fell to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July, weighed down by higher mortgage rates and building materials prices, suggesting … Read more

Musk’s tweets about buying Manchester United are no joke for tired fans

Aug 17 (Reuters) – After seeing eight coaches come and go in less than 10 years, Manchester United fans know their false dawn. Wednesday shed another light on the struggle at the giant football club: Elon Musk said he bought it — then said it was all a joke. Musk, the world’s richest person, said … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun’, says officer

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly during a public appearance in upstate New York on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to be killed, is off ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is off … Read more

American actor Anne Heche was taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche was taken off a ventilator on Sunday, nine days after she suffered serious injuries in a fiery car accident after a compatible person took delivery of her donated organs, a spokesman said. . Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, although still with a … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Five Chinese state-owned companies are delisting from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec … Read more

The gaming industry’s fortunes are fading as spending pressures follow a pandemic

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Gaming companies are facing a slowdown in video game demand from pandemic highs, casting doubt on their ability to weather an economic downturn. Rising prices and a lack of hit titles have compounded problems for video game publishers Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O) and Electronic Arts (EA.O) who are also dealing with … Read more

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

US House panel has right to access Trump tax data, court rulings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, rejecting its claim that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the … Read more