Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – Credit reporting company Equifax Inc (EFX.N) is close to a deal to pay around $700 million to settle data breach probes with U.S. regulators and states, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, […]

Wall St. rises on Microsoft's beat, rate cut euphoria

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes advanced on Friday as solid results from Microsoft lifted technology stocks and added to an upbeat mood following signs from New York Fed President John Williams that the central bank would lower interest rates this month. Traders walk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New […]

U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks

CHANTILLY, France/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the world’s two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting in-person talks could follow. Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with their Chinese counterparts over the phone, Lighthizer’s office said […]

Trade, earnings caution weigh on stocks; oil drops

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks lost ground for a third straight session on Thursday on worries over how the trade war between the United States and China could take a toll on corporate earnings, while oil prices dropped on expectations of rising output. Traders work on the floor at the New […]

Britain's easyJet reassures on outlook, hires Ryanair operations chief

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s easyJet (EZJ.L) on Thursday reported third quarter trading in line with expectations, boosted by more customers taking optional extra services and enabling it to reiterate its full-year profit forecasts. FILE PHOTO: Chief Operating Officer Peter Bellew of Ryanair attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo […]