from Reuters News Now:

Wednesday Morning Briefing: Gun-toters prepare for Cleveland

July 13, 2016

The New Black Panther Party will test Ohio's open-carry laws this weekend during protests ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohio officials have said it will be legal for protesters to carry weapons at demonstrations outside the convention under that state’s open-carry law, which allows civilians to carry guns in public.

from Breakingviews:

Fintech: bigger and dicier for insurers than banks

July 13, 2016

The insurance industry is ripe for technological disruption, but the results may be dicey. Some areas of banking services, notably payments, have been relentlessly targeted by start-up companies since the financial crisis. But nine in 10 insurance executives polled by consultant PwC reckon at least part of their business is at risk over the next five years – a greater proportion than in any other area of finance.

from Tales from the Trail:

‘Hamilton’ holds timely lesson, Clinton says

July 13, 2016

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda smiles at U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after introducing her at the end of a special performance of the broadway musical "Hamilton" in, Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

from Alison Frankel:

Plaintiffs in BP oil spill case accuse their own lawyers of fraud

July 12, 2016

(Reuters) - The reputation of the plaintiffs' bar - always a vulnerable target for the business lobby - has not been enhanced by long-running litigation stemming from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The good work by members of the plaintiffs' steering committee, who negotiated and subsequently defended one of the biggest private settlements in U.S. history has been overshadowed by accusations against their supposedly less scrupulous colleagues.

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Dismantling Dodd-Frank is a Trump distraction

By Rob Cox
July 12, 2016

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

from Breakingviews:

AMC-Odeon deal is both trailer and closing credits

July 12, 2016

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

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Airbnb alters the conventional politics of hotel markups

July 12, 2016

Surprise! It happened again

The sun sets over Manhattan, aligned exactly with the streets in a phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge", in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSHGYN

The sun sets over Manhattan, aligned exactly with the streets. The mysteries of astronomy... REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

from Tales from the Trail:

Trump takes on Ginsburg, but not on Twitter

July 12, 2016

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Adam DeRose

Donald Trump's latest dispute is not an epic Twitter battle, for once. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate took to the New York Times instead to criticize Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for commenting to that same newspaper over the weekend about the U.S. election. Trump said Ginsburg should apologize for her "highly inappropriate" remarks.

from Reuters News Now:

Tuesday Morning Briefing: Mass shootings + open carry = confused police

July 12, 2016

Supporters of open-carry laws – allowing law-abiding citizens to display their firearms in public – say it's all about deterrence and exercising Second Amendment rights. But those laws aren't terribly helpful during a mass shooting, according to the police chief of Dallas, where five officers were killed last week by a lone sniper.

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba highlights hurdles in Russia’s pivot east

July 12, 2016

Alibaba’s experience shows Russia’s pivot east is far from straightforward. Under President Vladimir Putin, Moscow wants deeper economic ties with China, so it can deal less with an unfriendly West. But Russia’s poor business climate makes life hard for Chinese companies, although they are used to draconian rules at home. Even e-commerce giant Alibaba has only made modest inroads.