Archive August 2013

Verizon nears $130 billion wireless deal, to finance about $65 billion: sources

Published 31/08/2013

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless it does not already own [more…]

Director Franco finds comedy in tale of murderous backwoodsman

Published 31/08/2013

VENICE (Reuters) - Director James Franco says the character Lester Ballard in his new film "Child of God" has a trace of Charlie Chaplin in [more…]

Judi Dench as Irish woman searching for son grips Venice

Published 31/08/2013

VENICE (Reuters) - Judi Dench brought pathos and laughter to Venice on Saturday with her performance in the title role of "Philomena", the true story [more…]

Fired Paraguayan bus drivers have themselves nailed to crosses

Published 30/08/2013

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Eight Paraguayan bus drivers have had themselves nailed to crosses to protest being fired by a transportation company after it rejected their [more…]

Microsoft offers ValueAct president seat on board

Microsoft offers ValueAct president seat on board

Published 30/08/2013

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Friday offered a seat on its board to the president of ValueAct Capital Management, the activist fund manager that [more…]

Justice Department talks with Microsoft and Google stall

Justice Department talks with Microsoft and Google stall

Published 30/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's talks with Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have hit a wall as the government pushes back at [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. pension funds press Caesars’ private equity owners

Published 30/08/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some U.S. public pension funds are pressuring TPG Capital LP and Apollo Global Management LLC to share more of the fees [more…]

Showtime bets ‘Ray Donovan’ will be summer success for years

Published 30/08/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From the FBI agent tripping on acid to the action film star marrying a transsexual, the Sunday night Showtime drama "Ray [more…]

Shell-shock: Maine lobsterman finds two-tone crustacean

Published 30/08/2013

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (Reuters) - It's not quite winning the lottery, but the odds are about as remote: A lobsterman off the coast of Maine recently [more…]

UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material

UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material

Published 30/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The British government has asked the New York Times to destroy copies of documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward [more…]