Month: September 2019

Living & Culture

Jerry Seinfeld defeats lawsuit claiming he stole ‘Comedians in Cars’

September 30, 2019 By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jerry Seinfeld has defeated a lawsuit claiming he stole the Netflix hit “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” from a former colleague who said he had pitched the idea for the show a decade before its debut. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan on Monday […]

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Living & Culture

U.S. opera singer Jessye Norman dies at 74

September 30, 2019 (Reuters) – American opera singer Jessye Norman died on Tuesday at the age of 74, her family said, after suffering complications from a 2015 injury. Norman died in a New York hospital of septic shock and multiple organ failure related to complications from a spinal cord injury four years ago, the family […]

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Living & Culture

Givenchy revisits the 1990s at Paris Fashion Week

September 30, 2019 PARIS (Reuters) – The Givenchy collection for Spring/Summer 2020, unveiled as part of Paris Fashion Week, channeled the mood of Paris and New York of the 1990s, mixing romantic floral dress and distressed-look denim. Clare Waight Keller, designer at the LVMH-owned French couture house since 2017, unveiled her latest collection entitled “NY […]

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Living & Culture

Box Office: ‘Abominable’ Climbs to No. 1 With $20.8 Million, ‘Judy’ Hits High Note

September 29, 2019 By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Abominable” towered over the box office this weekend as Universal and DreamWorks’ animated adventure debuted to $20.85 million in North America and $29.7 million worldwide. The PG movie benefited as one of the few offerings at multiplexes catering to family crowds and marked the best […]

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Finance

Australia’s AMP under pressure as pension clients exit

September 27, 2019 By Paulina Duran SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s AMP Ltd has lost at least one major pension contract while other companies are reviewing their relationship with the wealth manager, which has struggled to stem a client exodus following revelations of serious misconduct. Two sources told Reuters that grocery wholesaler and distributor Metcash had […]

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Finance

SEC adopts new rules to level playing field for ETF providers

September 26, 2019 By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday said it would adopt a new rule to modernize how exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are brought to the market and their regulation. The long-awaited Rule 6c-11 – or the ETF rule as it is more commonly called – […]

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Finance

Column: U.S. Democrats have wisely moved to the left on ideas for Social Security reform

September 26, 2019 By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) Just a few years ago, Democratic politicians were debating whether to accept cuts to Social Security benefits. No more: the only Social Security reform debate within the party is about how much benefits […]

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Finance

Your Money: How to make seniors smarter about financial scams

September 26, 2019 By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you are seriously ill and homebound, or starting to be prone to forgetfulness, do you have someone you trust with your ATM code to run out and get you some cash? Are you really sure? Elder financial abuse runs the gamut from stranger danger […]

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Finance

Your Money: How to use ETFs as a buffer in volatile markets

September 25, 2019 By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – When it comes to investing, how much are you willing to put on the line for the biggest possible gains? If bumpy markets are making you nervous, there is a middle ground emerging between being all-in or sitting on the sidelines. Defined outcome exchange-traded funds […]

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Finance

U.S. Labor Department extends overtime pay to 1.3 million U.S. workers

September 24, 2019 By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued a long-awaited rule extending mandatory overtime pay for 1.3 million U.S. workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge. Currently, workers who earn a salary rather than hourly wages are automatically […]

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