Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:54:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 Reuters Select: Suspected money laundering in the Vatican http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/11/04/reuters-select-suspected-money-laundering-in-the-vatican/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/11/04/reuters-select-suspected-money-laundering-in-the-vatican-2/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2606 Exclusive: Suspected money laundering in the Vatican

Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used for money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.


 

Tortured by Islamic State, rescued before execution

Saad Khalaf Ali, an Iraqi former prisoner of the Islamic State, had to answer a final question before his execution: did he want his head chopped off from the front or behind? “It’s up to you,” he told them. Ali can tell his story because he was rescued in a Kurdish and U.S. Special Forces rescue mission. Reuters interviewed him and two other former prisoners in Erbil, where they recounted their experiences under Islamic State rule.


 

Lighting up the job market’s dark corners

The Fed has played a central role in engineering a recovery and has become less worried about the nation’s job market. State and local officials aren’t nearly as calm about unemployment. Reuters reporter Howard Schneider visits Alexander City, Louisiana, where local officials say money would help more than anything the Fed could do.


 

India’s stance on U.S. ‘T’ Visas: T is for ‘trap’

Some Indian citizens who were victims of human traffickers when they came to the USA received T visas so they could return to India, collect their families and come back to the States — and testify against their traffickers. India responded by putting tough restrictions on those visa holders, and even confiscated some passports. It also has demanded confidential information about their traffickers that human rights experts say could expose them to retaliation.


 

‘Scanners’ meets the ‘Today’ show

NBCUniversal and Viacom are opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their eye movements and facial reactions while they are hooked up to skin sensors and heart monitors. Viacom plans to monitor viewers’ brain waves. It’s for a good cause: they want to find more effective ways to sell you things while you watch television.


 

Reuters photo of the day

Bless me, Father, for I have sniffed

Belgian priest Philippe Goosse blesses bloodhounds during a religious and blessing ceremony for animals in Saint-Hubert, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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Reuters Select: Suspected money laundering in the Vatican http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/11/04/reuters-select-suspected-money-laundering-in-the-vatican/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/11/04/reuters-select-suspected-money-laundering-in-the-vatican/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2605 Exclusive: Suspected money laundering in the Vatican

Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used for money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.


 

Tortured by Islamic State, rescued before execution

Saad Khalaf Ali, an Iraqi former prisoner of the Islamic State, had to answer a final question before his execution: did he want his head chopped off from the front or behind? “It’s up to you,” he told them. Ali can tell his story because he was rescued in a Kurdish and U.S. Special Forces rescue mission. Reuters interviewed him and two other former prisoners in Erbil, where they recounted their experiences under Islamic State rule.


 

Lighting up the job market’s dark corners

The Fed has played a central role in engineering a recovery and has become less worried about the nation’s job market. State and local officials aren’t nearly as calm about unemployment. Reuters reporter Howard Schneider visits Alexander City, Louisiana, where local officials say money would help more than anything the Fed could do.


 

India’s stance on U.S. ‘T’ Visas: T is for ‘trap’

Some Indian citizens who were victims of human traffickers when they came to the USA received T visas so they could return to India, collect their families and come back to the States — and testify against their traffickers. India responded by putting tough restrictions on those visa holders, and even confiscated some passports. It also has demanded confidential information about their traffickers that human rights experts say could expose them to retaliation.


 

‘Scanners’ meets the ‘Today’ show

NBCUniversal and Viacom are opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their eye movements and facial reactions while they are hooked up to skin sensors and heart monitors. Viacom plans to monitor viewers’ brain waves. It’s for a good cause: they want to find more effective ways to sell you things while you watch television.


 

Reuters photo of the day

Bless me, Father, for I have sniffed

Belgian priest Philippe Goosse blesses bloodhounds during a religious and blessing ceremony for animals in Saint-Hubert, Belgium. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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Reuters Select: All we hear is radio China http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/11/02/reuters-select-all-we-hear-is-radio-china/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/11/02/reuters-select-all-we-hear-is-radio-china-2/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:48:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2602 All we hear is radio China

The Chinese government controls much of the content broadcast on a radio station that broadcasts to the heart of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. government didn’t know until Reuters told them. WCRW AM 1190 is one of at least 33 radio stations in 14 countries controlled by state-run China Radio International, a Reuters investigation spanning four continents found. The stations broadcast China-friendly news and programming.


 

A doll’s house for a king’s ransom in Sweden

Sweden’s central bank has a problem. It’s keeping rates extremely low as it fights deflation, but this has created a housing bubble and ballooning consumer debt. If it raises rates to stop the housing frenzy, it risks further deflation. As for the people? Reuters found that they generally don’t care. They’re feeling richer than ever and want to spend spend spend.


 

Saudi Arabia: never wrong, just early

Saudi Arabia’s military involvement in Yemen would have been unthinkable a year ago, but with new leadership and in the crucible of a region-wide struggle with Iran, Riyadh has abandoned decades of backroom diplomacy for armed adventure. It keeps saying that the campaign is nearing its end, but Reuters sources say that’s optimistic.


 

Three sheets to the wind in Shanghai

A slowdown in wine consumption in China has become a headache for a global wine industry pinning hopes on fast growth there. It’s also a sign that Chinese consumers are reining in spending even as Beijing hopes they will pick up the slack from falling exports. This means that upmarket wines such as Chateau Brehat from Bordeaux are gathering dust in warehouses as prices fall.


 

The spontaneous rush of the Bluelight Special

Kmart is bringing back the “bluelight special,” that blue siren song that announces to shoppers in its aisles that the next 15 minutes will feature special discounts, and that they should shop and save while they can. The sirens and the “attention Kmart shoppers” announcement “are giving you that spontaneous rush which is at the heart of why the bluelight special works,” the company’s chief marketing officer said.


 

You want a debate?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee walks through a field of corn while participating in the Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt hosted by Congressman Steve King outside of Akron, Iowa. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

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Reuters Select: All we hear is radio China http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/11/02/reuters-select-all-we-hear-is-radio-china/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/11/02/reuters-select-all-we-hear-is-radio-china/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:48:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2601 All we hear is radio China

The Chinese government controls much of the content broadcast on a radio station that broadcasts to the heart of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. government didn’t know until Reuters told them. WCRW AM 1190 is one of at least 33 radio stations in 14 countries controlled by state-run China Radio International, a Reuters investigation spanning four continents found. The stations broadcast China-friendly news and programming.


 

A doll’s house for a king’s ransom in Sweden

Sweden’s central bank has a problem. It’s keeping rates extremely low as it fights deflation, but this has created a housing bubble and ballooning consumer debt. If it raises rates to stop the housing frenzy, it risks further deflation. As for the people? Reuters found that they generally don’t care. They’re feeling richer than ever and want to spend spend spend.


 

Saudi Arabia: never wrong, just early

Saudi Arabia’s military involvement in Yemen would have been unthinkable a year ago, but with new leadership and in the crucible of a region-wide struggle with Iran, Riyadh has abandoned decades of backroom diplomacy for armed adventure. It keeps saying that the campaign is nearing its end, but Reuters sources say that’s optimistic.


 

Three sheets to the wind in Shanghai

A slowdown in wine consumption in China has become a headache for a global wine industry pinning hopes on fast growth there. It’s also a sign that Chinese consumers are reining in spending even as Beijing hopes they will pick up the slack from falling exports. This means that upmarket wines such as Chateau Brehat from Bordeaux are gathering dust in warehouses as prices fall.


 

The spontaneous rush of the Bluelight Special

Kmart is bringing back the “bluelight special,” that blue siren song that announces to shoppers in its aisles that the next 15 minutes will feature special discounts, and that they should shop and save while they can. The sirens and the “attention Kmart shoppers” announcement “are giving you that spontaneous rush which is at the heart of why the bluelight special works,” the company’s chief marketing officer said.


 

You want a debate?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee walks through a field of corn while participating in the Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt hosted by Congressman Steve King outside of Akron, Iowa. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

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Reuters Select: But we like the one-child policy http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/30/reuters-select-but-we-like-the-one-child-policy/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/30/reuters-select-but-we-like-the-one-child-policy/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:10:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2599 But we like the one-child policy

China’s decision to scrap the one-child policy isn’t doing much for the younger couples who spoke to Reuters. “People are thinking: Why increase our burden by having another baby?” said Wu Tingting, a mother pushing her one-year-old daughter in a stroller in Zhuhai. One of the biggest reasons: it costs too much these days to raise two.


 

Learning to live with Russian air strikes

Syrian rebels interviewed by Reuters say they are learning to live with Russian air strikes. They are working more closely together and using different tactics to fight back. Knowledge of the terrain is cited as a crucial advantage. Analysts say the government’s modest gains don’t appear to match the scale of the assault.


 

The upside of hack attacks

You don’t need to hack any fund managers’ email accounts to figure this one out: cybersecurity incidents are raising investor interest in cybersecurity company stocks, especially as companies spend more money on keeping attackers out.


 

Carson’s supporters wish he weren’t so big on gay rights

Leaders in the social conservative moment don’t like Ben Carson’s record of support for gay rights initiatives when he was a director on big companies’ boards. They’re backing him so far, but they want him to leave his support for gays at the door.

 


Driving innovation, literally, with Samsung

Data compiled by Thomson Reuters IP & Science shows the world’s top smartphone maker and other Samsung Group tech affiliates are ramping up research and development for auto technology, with two-thirds of their combined 1,804 U.S. patent filings related to electric vehicles and electric components for cars coming since 2010.


 

Sugar in the raw

Any of you ’70s and ’80s trick-or-treaters who thought the forces of chocolate had vanquished the demons of carob candy bars are sorely mistaken. Some Americans are so spooked by the harmful effects of sugar that they’re ready to foist on today’s Halloween revelers sweets made of fair-trade cocoa, puffed quinoa, cabbage, carrots and beets. That’s why they call it a trick.


 

Photo of the day

What Italy calls a ‘line’

Visitors line up outside the Poland pavilion at the Expo 2015 global fair in Milan. The expo helped debunk the stereotype view that Italians cannot line up. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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Reuters Select: CEO retirement packages: bigger than yours http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/28/reuters-select-ceo-retirement-packages-bigger-than-yours/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/28/reuters-select-ceo-retirement-packages-bigger-than-yours-2/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:18:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2596 CEO retirement packages: Bigger than yours

Most fast food workers do not earn enough to retire with much of a pension. Then there is David Novak, executive chairman of YUM Brands. Novak’s retirement holdings are worth $234 million, more than any other Fortune 500 chief executive. Reuters’ analysis of the retirement packages of top execs makes clear the disparity between what they get and what the rest of us get.


 

China, you can drive my car. Or maybe Japan…

Japan and China are jostling over which country will set the standard for how future electric cars should generate their power. China backs batteries while Japan favors hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Experts tell Reuters about the merits and drawbacks, as well as the billions of dollars at stake.


 

And then there’s Korea in the middle

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces a balancing act between her country’s burgeoning relationship with Beijing and U.S. pressure to mend ties with Tokyo as she hosts the first three-way summit in three years with China and Japan. Reuters notes that few expect an overflowing of good will, but it could make Park look good on issues of regional interest.


 

Islamic State sets up shop in Aden

Just when Yemen’s most cosmopolitan city had rid itself of Houthi fighters, the Islamic State showed up. They’re storming classrooms to segregate the sexes, forcing female cashiers at supermarkets to cover up, and harassing families at the beach. Sources tell Reuters that the Aden is at risk of falling entirely to Islamists.


 

Your divine Hindu kingdom: only eight years away

The arrest of a member of India’s Sanatan Sanstha sect following the murder of a well-known atheist has prompted new calls from some politicians to ban the Hindu group. Reuters speaks to a founding member of the group.


 

War wounds and mental health

As the United States prepares to take in Syrian refugees, social service groups are urging more funding for mental health counseling. But because it competes with basic needs such as housing, schooling and job placement, counseling often is neglected.


 

Reuters photo of the day: The Santa from Ipanema

A student of the “Escola de Papai Noel do Brasil” (Brazil’s School of Santa Claus) in Rio de Janeiro, October 27, 2015.

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Reuters Select: CEO retirement packages: bigger than yours http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/28/reuters-select-ceo-retirement-packages-bigger-than-yours/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/28/reuters-select-ceo-retirement-packages-bigger-than-yours/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:18:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2595 CEO retirement packages: Bigger than yours

Most fast food workers do not earn enough to retire with much of a pension. Then there is David Novak, executive chairman of YUM Brands. Novak’s retirement holdings are worth $234 million, more than any other Fortune 500 chief executive. Reuters’ analysis of the retirement packages of top execs makes clear the disparity between what they get and what the rest of us get.


 

China, you can drive my car. Or maybe Japan…

Japan and China are jostling over which country will set the standard for how future electric cars should generate their power. China backs batteries while Japan favors hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Experts tell Reuters about the merits and drawbacks, as well as the billions of dollars at stake.


 

And then there’s Korea in the middle

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces a balancing act between her country’s burgeoning relationship with Beijing and U.S. pressure to mend ties with Tokyo as she hosts the first three-way summit in three years with China and Japan. Reuters notes that few expect an overflowing of good will, but it could make Park look good on issues of regional interest.


 

Islamic State sets up shop in Aden

Just when Yemen’s most cosmopolitan city had rid itself of Houthi fighters, the Islamic State showed up. They’re storming classrooms to segregate the sexes, forcing female cashiers at supermarkets to cover up, and harassing families at the beach. Sources tell Reuters that the Aden is at risk of falling entirely to Islamists.


 

Your divine Hindu kingdom: only eight years away

The arrest of a member of India’s Sanatan Sanstha sect following the murder of a well-known atheist has prompted new calls from some politicians to ban the Hindu group. Reuters speaks to a founding member of the group.


 

War wounds and mental health

As the United States prepares to take in Syrian refugees, social service groups are urging more funding for mental health counseling. But because it competes with basic needs such as housing, schooling and job placement, counseling often is neglected.


 

Reuters photo of the day: The Santa from Ipanema

A student of the “Escola de Papai Noel do Brasil” (Brazil’s School of Santa Claus) in Rio de Janeiro, October 27, 2015.

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Reuters Select: Meet the man behind Ben Carson http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/26/reuters-select-meet-the-man-behind-ben-carson/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/26/reuters-select-meet-the-man-behind-ben-carson/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:50:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2593 Meet the man behind Ben Carson

Reuters profiles Barry Bennett, the insider behind the outsider. U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson might be the farthest that Republican voters can get from the party’s establishment, but Bennett, who is using unusual and successful methods to keep Carson near the top of the polls, comes from deep inside the Beltway.


 

Yellen needs to live up to her name this week

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may need to drop her “good listener” reputation and take a stronger tone at this week’s policy meeting if she expects to keep a December interest rate rise in play.


 

An epidemic lack of research

Scientists are largely in the dark about how to stop never-seen-before global health problems, such as MERS and Ebola. That’s because vital studies to analyze transmission routes and test experimental drugs have simply not been done, disease experts told Reuters.


 

Pakistan homicide unit tries new approach: find evidence, don’t plant it

Reuters profiles Pakistan’s first specialized homicide investigation unit. It’s part of an attempt to reform the country’s crumbling criminal justice system and poorly trained police force in which prosecutors and police say they routinely plant evidence, but only to incriminate the guilty. “We get the right guy by the wrong methods,” said one.


 

Illinois: paying the pop singers, stiffing the butter cow lady

How fickle is the fiscal state of affairs in Illinois? Try this: Styx, Sammy Hagar and Hank Williams Jr. got paid for playing at the state fair this year, but the woman who sculpted the life-sized butter cow didn’t. Reuters explores the budget impasse in the state and how it’s creating misshapen priorities between the budget haves and have-nots.


 

Reuters photo of the day: ‘Let the Wookie win’

Policemen detain a person dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca in Odessa, Ukraine, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ihor Babak

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Reuters Select: Intimate murder in Israel http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/20/reuters-select-intimate-murder-in-israel/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/20/reuters-select-intimate-murder-in-israel-2/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:27:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2590 Opinion: Intimate murder in Israel

The latest wave of violence in Israel and Israeli-occupied territory feels more personal than before, writes Mideast politics professor Ronnie Olesker. Knife attacks require physical contact between victim and attacker. “There is something deeply personal about using a knife to penetrate the flesh of another human being,” she writes.


Myanmar’s black market dollars

Banks in Myanmar bought millions of US dollars in the black market this year, financial sources told Reuters, in a resurgence of the kind of unregulated action that flourished under military rule. Now, foreign investors are starting to fear the country is backsliding on reforms.


Why I can’t sell my energy-efficient house

Homeowners, lenders and realtors in California are complaining that a government-sponsored program to fund energy-saving improvements is making the homes harder to sell, and even disrupting the area’s mortgage market. The problem, Reuters found, is special assessments for solar panels and other features land squarely on property tax bills, and that scares off potential buyers.


Exclusive: Sinopec’s on fire for this chemical plant

Chinese state energy giant Sinopec wants to buy a $3 billion controlling stake in petrochemical firm Dragon Aromatics, which operates one of the country’s biggest chemical plants, sources told Reuters. The catch — it’s the same plant that suffered two major fires in two years and has been shut over safety problems. Local authorities want Sinopec in as a condition to allow the plant to reopen.


Rustling and hustling

This isn’t the kind of cattle rustling that Rowdy Yates faced on the old “Rawhide” TV show. Nowadays, ranch hands in Texas and Oklahoma are stealing livestock to get money to feed their drug habits. These modern drugstore cowboys use pickup trucks and trailers to make off with cattle. “Some of these old dopers are working cowboys. They know cattle,” one lawman who tries to track them down told Reuters.


Canada’s popularity contest

Canada’s conservatives tried to highlight Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s inexperience. Setting those low expectations might have helped him instead, experts told Reuters. Trudeau and the liberals will form the next government after kicking out the conservatives in what turned into a referendum on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s leadership. Reuters spoke to members of his own party, who wasted little time in taking Harper apart.


Reuters photo of the day: Liberal display of affection

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire as he arrives to give his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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Reuters Select: Intimate murder in Israel http://blogs.reuters.com/reutersselect/2015/10/20/reuters-select-intimate-murder-in-israel/ http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/2015/10/20/reuters-select-intimate-murder-in-israel/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:27:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/robert-macmillan/?p=2589 Opinion: Intimate murder in Israel

The latest wave of violence in Israel and Israeli-occupied territory feels more personal than before, writes Mideast politics professor Ronnie Olesker. Knife attacks require physical contact between victim and attacker. “There is something deeply personal about using a knife to penetrate the flesh of another human being,” she writes.


Myanmar’s black market dollars

Banks in Myanmar bought millions of US dollars in the black market this year, financial sources told Reuters, in a resurgence of the kind of unregulated action that flourished under military rule. Now, foreign investors are starting to fear the country is backsliding on reforms.


Why I can’t sell my energy-efficient house

Homeowners, lenders and realtors in California are complaining that a government-sponsored program to fund energy-saving improvements is making the homes harder to sell, and even disrupting the area’s mortgage market. The problem, Reuters found, is special assessments for solar panels and other features land squarely on property tax bills, and that scares off potential buyers.


Exclusive: Sinopec’s on fire for this chemical plant

Chinese state energy giant Sinopec wants to buy a $3 billion controlling stake in petrochemical firm Dragon Aromatics, which operates one of the country’s biggest chemical plants, sources told Reuters. The catch — it’s the same plant that suffered two major fires in two years and has been shut over safety problems. Local authorities want Sinopec in as a condition to allow the plant to reopen.


Rustling and hustling

This isn’t the kind of cattle rustling that Rowdy Yates faced on the old “Rawhide” TV show. Nowadays, ranch hands in Texas and Oklahoma are stealing livestock to get money to feed their drug habits. These modern drugstore cowboys use pickup trucks and trailers to make off with cattle. “Some of these old dopers are working cowboys. They know cattle,” one lawman who tries to track them down told Reuters.


Canada’s popularity contest

Canada’s conservatives tried to highlight Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s inexperience. Setting those low expectations might have helped him instead, experts told Reuters. Trudeau and the liberals will form the next government after kicking out the conservatives in what turned into a referendum on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s leadership. Reuters spoke to members of his own party, who wasted little time in taking Harper apart.


Reuters photo of the day: Liberal display of affection

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire as he arrives to give his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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