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Morning Bid: Asia’s economic spotlight shines on giants China, Japan

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying stock market data outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 15 (Reuters) – A look at the day ahead in Asian markets …

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US actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and …

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Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report …

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Wide-body jet demand humming again as Boeing 787 rejoins the fray

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner sits on the tarmac before a delivery ceremony to Singapore Airlines at the Boeing South Carolina Plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Demand for long-haul jets rising after prolonged downturn Saudi Arabia discussing potentially significant …

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Peloton to cut jobs, shut stores and raise prices in company-wide revamp

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) said on Friday it would cut jobs, shut stores and raise prices on its exercise equipment including treadmills and top-end bikes as it undertakes a company-wide revamp to shore up its revenue and improve cash flow. Shares of the company surged about 11% in afternoon trade after …

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Salman Rushdie: Famed author remains hospitalized after stabbing attack as venue faces scrutiny over security

Later in the day, Rushdie was put on a ventilator and was unable to speak, his agent, Andrew Wylie, told The New York Times. He will likely lose an eye, Wylie said. “The nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged. The news is not good.” A suspect was taken …

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Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, …

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Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Here are reactions to Friday’s attack on novelist Salman Rushdie. read more SUZANNE NOSSEL, CEO OF FREE EXPRESSION ORGANIZATION PEN AMERICA: “We can think of no comparable incident of a public attack on a literary writer on American soil. Just hours before the attack, on Friday morning, Salman had emailed me …

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Five of China’s biggest state firms worth $318 will soon delist from Wall Street

For months, federal regulators have increased pressure on Beijing and Chinese companies that trade on US stock exchanges to comply with American listing rules. But on Friday, five of China’s biggest US-listed, state-owned giants, valued at a collective $318 billion, announced they would exit Wall Street instead, marking an acceleration in the US-China financial decoupling. …

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