American business magnate Russell Simmons attends a news conference ...
Sep 20th, 2011
(Reuters) - American business magnate Russell Simmons attends a news conference on a diamond auction charity event in Hong Kong September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE SOCIETY WEALTH) -
A group of consumers and travel agents filed a last-ditch petition on Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging, a move they fear would drive air travel prices up and service down and make planes more crowded. The combination of American's parent, AMR Corp, and US Airways Group would create the wo... [Full Article]
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. "We are committing contractually to not turning it ove... [Full Article]
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday unleashed a wave of controversy by dissolving the renowned state news agency RIA Novosti and naming a news anchorman notorious for his anti-gay views to head a revamped media group. Putin signed a decree dissolving Russia's biggest news agency, ordering the creation in its place of a new media conglom... [Full Article]
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman will renew his attack on Herbalife at a conference on Friday, almost a year since he shocked Wall Street with a $1 billion short bet against the weight-loss company, a person familiar with his plan said. Ackman accuses Herbalife of being a pyramid scheme but he has not spoke... [Full Article]