from India Insight:

Movie Review: Shorgul

July 1, 2016

Handout Photo: Actors Hiten Tejwani and Suha Gexen in "Shorgul"

Handout Photo: Actors Hiten Tejwani and Suha Gexen in "Shorgul"

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from Reuters News Now:

Friday Morning Briefing: Autopilot fail

July 1, 2016

A driver of a Tesla Model S was killed in an accident while using the car's Autopilot mode, prompting a government investigation of 25,000 Tesla cars using the nascent technology. It's the first known death to involve a Model S operating on Autopilot (the company's name for its software). On a clear day on May 7, a tractor trailer made a left-hand turn in front of 40-year-old Joshua Brown's Model S. "Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied," Tesla said in a blog post. Tesla disclosed the investigation yesterday.

from Breakingviews:

London’s divorce from wider UK can only go so far

July 1, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Japan’s chat app IPO is more Twitter than WeChat

July 1, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Keeping Score:

Under Armour emulates Nike at Rio Olympics

June 30, 2016

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Athletic apparel brand Under Armour is taking advantage of a new rule to conduct guerrilla marketing at the summer Olympics, following in the footsteps of rival Nike. Plus, another golfer takes a pass on the games due to Zika, and talking golf and tennis with a tennis hall of famer who had a role with a PGA Tour stop. A packed show on this week’s Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

from Alison Frankel:

‘Glaring’ conflict doomed $7.25 billion Visa/MasterCard settlement

June 30, 2016

The biggest money-damages antitrust settlement in U.S. history died Thursday at the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals. Not because of last year's scandal surrounding leaks to a onetime MasterCard lawyer since charged with fraud, but because the agreement between credit card giants MasterCard, Visa and the merchants suing them for inflating certain fees was fundamentally unfair to some of the retailers.

from Breakingviews:

Hershey makes tempting but sticky takeover target

June 30, 2016

By Kevin Allison and Robert Cyran

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Bye, Bye Boris

June 30, 2016

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from Reuters News Now:

Thursday Morning Briefing: Not sure that’s what they meant by ‘Leave,’ Boris

June 30, 2016

Boris Johnson bailed out of the race to replace David Cameron as Britain's prime minister, conceding the field to his one-time Brexit ally, Justice Minister Michael Gove. The two men led the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union for the Conservative Party. But Gove said this morning he had come "reluctantly, to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead."

from Breakingviews:

Believe bonds not stocks on Brexit damage

June 30, 2016

UK markets, like the Roman god Janus, have two faces. A week on from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, equity markets present a view that things won’t be too much worse than the past. Falling government bond yields point to a bleaker future. The pessimistic thesis has more going for it.