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US stock indexes flat as investors weigh economic data
U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday as investors weighed new economic data, including figures showing that spending by consumers in the U.S. increased last month by the largest amount in more than six years. Energy companies were among the biggest gainers as the price of crude oil rose.
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:13:54 -0400
The Latest: Stosur reaches French Open quarterfinals
Cost squeeze helps VW brand back to profit after diesel debacle
By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand returned to profit in the first quarter, in a sign deep cost cutting is starting to revive the business at the heart of the German carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal. Europe's biggest motor manufacturer said on Tuesday group underlying operating profit fell 5.9 percent to 3.1 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in the quarter. Volkswagen plunged to a record loss last year after making provisions at a group level to cover the costs of the diesel emissions scandal and ditched its long-standing CEO after it admitted in September to cheating tests in the United States.
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:10:55 -0400
Watchdog group wants Cincinnati Zoo held responsible
High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:08:05 -0400
High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:06:24 -0400
Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule.
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:04:58 -0400
Rewind! Germany's top court nixes Kraftwerk sample verdicts
German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77
Poland in new bid to extradite Polanski
Poland launched a fresh bid Tuesday to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a 1977 case of statutory rape. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said he had appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn an October ruling that Polanski should not face extradition, saying no-one should be above the law. The announcement appears to be part of what the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government, which took office after October elections, touts as a moral revolution in strongly Catholic Poland.
Tue, 31 May 2016 09:56:54 -0400
Djokovic back on court at French Open after another delay
Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers
Italian police have arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya after a week in which thousands were rescued and hundreds drowned trying to make the journey. As Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two continues, more than 2,500 people are thought to have died this year after being packed into rickety boats by traffickers. Police in Catania, Sicily, said in a statement on Tuesday they had detained 16 men who were rescued in international waters along with hundreds of migrants and brought to the port city on May 28.
Tue, 31 May 2016 09:45:16 -0400
Justices reject union appeal over Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected a union challenge seeking to restore health and pension benefits for more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:41:30 -0400
High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:38:45 -0400
US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins