US Supreme Court debates web designer’s position against same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday delivered spirited arguments in a landmark case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws – a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web is a designer who refuses to provide her services for same-sex … Read more

India’s tax panel may fail to reach consensus on how to tax online gaming – source

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A panel of Indian finance ministers has yet to submit its report on taxation of the burgeoning online gambling sector, which is crucial to a final decision on how the charges should be imposed, a senior government official said on Monday . The panel spent weeks considering how to … Read more

Chinese services activity shrinks to 6-month low – Caixin PMI

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – China’s services activity contracted to a six-month low in November as mounting COVID containment measures weighed on demand and activity, a private sector business survey found on Monday, pointing to a further blow to economic growth. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) of Caixin/S&P Global services fell from 48.4 to 46.7, … Read more

India Plans Federal Oversight Of All Real Money Online Games – Resources, Doc

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – India’s planned regulation of online gambling will apply to all real money games after the Prime Minister’s office rejected a proposal to regulate only games of skill and omit gambling, according to a government document and three sources. The much-anticipated regulations are seen as defining the future of India’s … Read more

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods manufacturer ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month. Adidas said it initiated the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter containing several allegations against … Read more

Big Tech layoffs are dystopian fiction in the job market

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Layoffs at tech giants including Twitter, Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Meta Platforms (META.O) mark the first large-scale job loss since the start of 2020. After years of falling US unemployment, it may seem as if Silicon Valley is the beginning of a dystopian future for workers. Still, chances are … Read more

France, Germany, Spain agree to continue development of FCAS combat aircraft – Berlin

BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – France, Germany and Spain have agreed to start the next phase of development of a new fighter jet called FCAS, Europe’s largest defense project with an estimated cost of more than 100 billion euros ($103.4 billion). ), the German government said on Friday. The defense ministry said in a statement … Read more

Amazon plans to lay off 10,000 employees starting this week – NYT

Nov 14 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to lay off about 10,000 workers in business and technology jobs as early as this week, the New York Times reported Monday, citing people with the know-how. The job cuts will focus on the e-commerce giant’s devices unit, which houses voice assistant Alexa, as well as its … Read more

Biden, Xi prepare for a meeting ahead of the G20 summit overshadowed by Ukraine

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a much-anticipated meeting with US President Joe Biden ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit on the verge of is about to become fraught with tension over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The … Read more

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Growth stocks lead value, Nasdaq rises Nasdaq and S&P 500 rise for second day Indexes End: S&P 500 +0.93%, Nasdaq +1.88%, Dow +0.10% Nov 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished sharply higher on Friday, continuing a rally that had started the day before after soft inflation raised hopes that the Federal Reserve … Read more