Queen Elizabeth, 92, feeling ‘under the weather’ and will miss St Paul’s service

Queen Elizabeth, 92, feeling ‘under the weather’ and will miss St Paul’s service

Horse Racing – Royal Ascot – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain – June 23, 2018 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at the Ascot Racecourse Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo June 28, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 92, is feeling unwell and will not attend a special service on Thursday at St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace said. “The queen is feeling under the weather today and has decided not to attend this morning’s service … marking…

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BP bets on electric vehicle switch with Chargemaster buy

BP bets on electric vehicle switch with Chargemaster buy

FILE PHOTO: The logo of BP is on display at a petrol station in Moscow, Russia, July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhi/File photo June 28, 2018 By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) – BP will buy Britain’s largest electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster and plans to use its technology to roll out ultra-fast chargers across its 1,200 petrol stations in the country over the next 12 months. Royal Dutch Shell, Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> and Daimler have all made…

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Oil prices fall but market tight on disruptions, record demand

Oil prices fall but market tight on disruptions, record demand

Crude oil is dispensed into a bottle in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration June 28, 2018 By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. oil prices steadied on Thursday, pulling back from 3-1/2-year highs, but supply remained tight with investors concerned by the prospect of a big fall in crude exports from Iran due to U.S. sanctions. U.S. light crude <CLc1> was 15 cents lower at $72.61 per barrel by 0815 GMT, after…

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Walmart rolls out 3D virtual online shopping

Walmart rolls out 3D virtual online shopping

FILE PHOTO: The main entrance to a Walmart store is pictured in Sao Paulo, Brazil February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo June 28, 2018 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc said late Wednesday it is introducing a 3D virtual shopping tour on its website that would help customers browse and choose items for their homes. The new feature would enable customers to take a virtual shopping tour of a curated apartment showcasing about 70 items from national…

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Britain’s Prince William visits Jerusalem tomb of honored great-grandmother

Britain’s Prince William visits Jerusalem tomb of honored great-grandmother

Britain’s Prince William visits an observation point on Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City, June 28, 2018. Thomas Coex/Pool via Reuters June 28, 2018 By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the Jerusalem tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, who was honored by Israel for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece during the Holocaust. William is on the final day of his tour of Israel and the…

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Chinese shares shed gains, yuan weaker on trade, economy concerns

Chinese shares shed gains, yuan weaker on trade, economy concerns

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song June 28, 2018 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese shares fell back into the red in afternoon trading on Thursday, staying firmly on course for their worst monthly performance in years as tensions with the United States over trade continue to dim China’s economic outlook. Trade worries also buffeted the yuan <CNY=CFXS>, with anxieties pulling it lower…

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China says carefully monitoring U.S. policies on inbound investments

China says carefully monitoring U.S. policies on inbound investments

FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo June 28, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday it would carefully monitor U.S. policies on inbound investments, stressing that the country opposes using national security as grounds to restrict foreign investments. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will use a strengthened national security review process to thwart Chinese acquisitions…

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Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleets

Amazon wants to foster small independent delivery fleets

An Amazon box is seen on a cart before being delivered by a Correos Express delivery worker in downtown Ronda, Spain, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca June 28, 2018 By Jane Lanhee Lee SEATTLE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it would offer incentives to entice entrepreneurs to set up their own small package-delivery businesses as part of Amazon’s latest effort to solve the challenge of getting goods the last mile to customer doorsteps….

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Independent record labels get boost from streaming music services

Independent record labels get boost from streaming music services

A microphone is seen at a recording studio in Vienna, Austria, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader June 28, 2018 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – For decades, independent record labels have dreamed that if only they had the massive budgets to get their artists in front of music fans, the fans would love the music – and maybe even choose it over offerings from major record labels. Now, with streaming services such as Apple Inc and…

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Takeda shareholder group proposal fails to pass at AGM

Takeda shareholder group proposal fails to pass at AGM

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is displayed at the company’s news conference venue in Tokyo, Japan May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo June 28, 2018 TOKYO (Reuters) – A group of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd <4502.T> shareholders trying to build support to block the $62 billion acquisition of London-listed Shire Plc <SHP.L> failed to get a proposal passed at the drugmaker’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday. The group had proposed requiring…

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