Samsung touts ‘best salesman’ Lee’s role in $6.6 billion Verizon deal as trial looms

SEOUL (Reuters) – As Samsung Electronics’ (005930.KS) leader Jay Y. Lee readies for a new trial next month, the tech giant has quietly ramped up a public relations campaign touting Lee’s deal-making expertise including in winning a $6.6 billion contract from Verizon (VZ.N).

Trump and Biden take sharply different paths on immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to crack down on illegal immigration and reshape legal immigration was at the heart of the Republican’s winning 2016 campaign and has remained at the forefront of his White House agenda.

Tesla launches fast electric car charging in Berlin, says more cities to come

BERLIN (Reuters) – Managers at electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday demonstrated new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus, saying they were looking at more target cities to attract potential buyers worried about access to charging.

Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of U.S. election

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would label or remove misinformation aiming to undermine confidence in the U.S. election, including posts claiming victory before results have been certified or inciting unlawful conduct to prevent a peaceful transfer of power.

In nod to conservatives, Trump reveals new list of potential Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a list of potential nominees – including three sitting U.S. senators – to fill any future Supreme Court vacancies in a move aimed at bolstering support among conservative voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Citing new book, Biden accuses Trump of betraying Americans on coronavirus

WARREN, Mich. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of betraying the American people, saying he knowingly lied about the deadliness of the novel coronavirus in what amounted to a “dereliction” of duty.

U.S. weekly jobless claims flattening; labor market recovery showing signs of fatigue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hovered at high levels last week, suggesting the labor market recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was stalling.

Ex-Theranos CEO Holmes puts mental state at issue, to be examined by U.S. experts

(Reuters) – A federal judge ordered former Theranos Inc Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes to be examined by U.S. government experts, after lawyers defending her against criminal fraud charges said they may offer evidence she suffered from a mental disease or defect.

VW’s trucks arm Traton hikes Navistar offer

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) trucks arm Traton (8TRA.DE) on Thursday hiked its buyout offer for U.S. peer Navistar (NAV.N) by more than a fifth to $43 per share. The … Read More