from The Great Debate:

Tycoon dough: The ultimate electoral martial art

By Lawrence Norden and Daniel Weiner
January 16, 2015

supreme-court-perspective

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, May 20, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

This is first article in the Reuters series on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, handed down Jan. 21, 2010. After five years, is anything the same in U.S. elections? You can read other pieces in the series here.

from The Great Debate:

Democracy is drowning in a sea of dark money

By Fred Wertheimer
January 16, 2015

Voters fill in their ballots as they vote in the U.S. midterm elections at a polling place in Westminster, Colorado

Voters fill in their ballots in the midterm elections at a polling place in Westminster, Colorado, November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from The Great Debate:

To become ‘French,’ abandon who you are

By Justin Gest
January 16, 2015

YOUNG MUSLIM PROTESTER SEEN DURING STREET PROTEST OF SIKHS AGAINST FRENCH BAN ON RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ...

PHOTO (TOP): A young Muslim girl has two French flags and a headband reading "Fraternity" on her headscarf while marching to protest a French ban on religious symbols in state schools, Paris, January 31, 2004. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

from India Insight:

A Minute With: Bipasha Basu

January 15, 2015

In an industry that typically sidelines actresses as they age, Bipasha Basu has reinvented herself, going from sex symbol to the queen of Bollywood horror movies, a genre that most mainstream stars avoid. Basu, 36, has found success in several horror films in recent years. Basu’s latest is a remake of the Thai film "Alone," about a woman whose dead twin comes back to haunt her and her husband. She spoke to Reuters about the film, why she does horror, and her worst fear in real life.

from Alison Frankel:

Is $137.5 mln shareholder dividend new model for derivative suits?

By Alison Frankel
January 15, 2015

On Thursday, the mining and metals company Freeport-McMoRan filed the long-awaited settlement of shareholder claims in Delaware Chancery Court that it overpaid for two affiliates whose 2013 acquisition was tainted by directors' conflict of interest. Freeport agreed to pay $137.5 million, $115 million of which will come from its insurers. That's the third-biggest-ever cash payout in a derivative settlement, behind the record-setting $275 million Activision Blizzard deal last November and the $139 million News Corp settlement in 2013.

from Breakingviews:

Guest view: Hard to spell Colombia without o-i-l

By Guest Contributor
January 15, 2015

By Ilan Goldfajn and João Pedro Bumachar

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

from Breakingviews:

Volatility is the new weather for Citi and BofA

January 15, 2015

By Antony Currie 

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

from amytennery:

Welcome to Reuters 2015 Super Bowl Coverage

January 15, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

from amytennery:

Welcome to Reuters 2015 Super Bowl Coverage

January 15, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

from Super Bowl 2015:

Welcome to Reuters 2015 Super Bowl Coverage

January 15, 2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones (97) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports