FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed, and the FTC’s … Read more

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – In 2018, Elon Musk was working through the night and sleeping at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) factories in California and Nevada as the company struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3. On Monday, Musk said he had worked through the night at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and would … Read more

FTX collapse being scrutinized by Bahamas investigators

FTX collapse being scrutinized by Bahamas investigators

Nov 13 (Reuters) – The collapse of FTX is the subject of scrutiny from investigators in the Bahamas, who are looking at whether any “criminal misconduct occurred,” the Royal Bahamas Police said on Sunday. FTX filed for bankruptcy on Friday, one of the highest profile crypto blowups, after traders rushed to withdraw $6 billion from … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Musk sells Tesla shares worth .95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold 19.5 million shares of the electric vehicle maker worth $3.95 billion on Tuesday, according to US securities filings, days after he completed the $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. Musk, the world’s richest man, had about $20 billion in cash after … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Biden says Twitter spews lies across the world

Biden says Twitter spews lies across the world

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk had purchased a social media platform in Twitter that spews lies across the world. Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers … Read more

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

OTTAWA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s government ordered three Chinese firms on Wednesday to divest their investments in Canadian critical minerals companies on grounds of national security. The three firms ordered to divest their investments are Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co Ltd, Chengze Lithium International Ltd, also based in Hong Kong, and Zangge … Read more

Musk says excited by Twitter deal despite overpaying

Musk says excited by Twitter deal despite overpaying

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct 19 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Wednesday said he was excited about his pending acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), although he and other investors were overpaying for the social media company. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, was answering a question during a call after the electric vehicle maker’s quarterly report. The … Read more

Exclusive: Exxon exits Russia empty-handed with oil project ‘unilaterally terminated’

Exclusive: Exxon exits Russia empty-handed with oil project ‘unilaterally terminated’

HOUSTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Monday that it left Russia completely after President Vladimir Putin expropriated its properties following seven months of discussions over an orderly transfer of its 30% stake in a major oil project . Exxon did not say if it received any compensation for the assets, … Read more

Elon Musk is under federal investigations, Twitter says in court filing

Elon Musk is under federal investigations, Twitter says in court filing

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct 13 (Reuters) – Elon Musk is being investigated by federal authorities over his conduct in his $44 billion takeover deal for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), the social media company said in a court filing released on Thursday. While the filing said he was under investigations, it did not say what the exact focus … Read more