(Reuters) – U.S. consumers who want Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) newest iPhones, including its most expensive model yet, the iPhone X, may find fewer deals as wireless carriers are less willing to offer subsidies on devices in a saturated market. New phone launches have long offered carriers a chance to gain market share by offering incentives
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the rich might see a hike in taxes as he pursues a major tax overhaul with outreach to Democrats who oppose cutting rates for the wealthy, while Republicans in Congress set a timetable to unveil their plan. The White House and the Republican-led Congress have not
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. banking regulator, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, said on Wednesday that he is not ready to accept applications from financial technology companies seeking a special purpose federal charter. Keith Noreika, who took over as acting head of the Office the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in May, said
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State Department cables sent on Tuesday and reviewed
(Reuters) – The Cleveland Indians earned an American League record 21st consecutive win on Wednesday with a 5-3 victory over the visiting Detroit Tigers. The victory moved Cleveland past the 2002 Oakland Athletics for the AL record and tied the 1935 Chicago Cubs, who play in the National League, for the second-longest winning streak in
HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott vowed on Wednesday that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma rampaged through the region, as millions coped with another day without electricity. The death toll from the storm approached 80 as
NEW YORK (Reuters) – For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City. The former “Project Runway” reality television show judge’s Spring 2018 collection reflected this philosophy on Wednesday, the final day of New York Fashion Week. Movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Nicole Kidman sat in the front row of
BOSTON (Reuters) – Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer have been named visiting fellows at Harvard University, the school said Wednesday. “Broadening the range and depth of opportunity for students to hear from and engage with experts,
ROME (Reuters) – Rape allegations leveled against foreigners are fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy ahead of elections due early next year, when migration is likely to top the political agenda. Anti-immigration politicians have leapt on the crimes to ram home their message that the center-left government has been lax on border controls, allowing more than
(Reuters) – The S&P and the Dow opened little changed on Wednesday, but the Nasdaq Composite was pulled lower by a 1 percent fall in Apple’s shares on concerns about the new iPhone X’s hefty price tag and delayed shipping. A Nov. 3 shipping date for the iPhone X, priced at $999, raised questions about
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would introduce tougher rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in. With immediate effect, the world’s largest social network will launch new
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was set to host Democratic and Republican House lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday, seeking to build support across the political spectrum for tax reform that he said should include tax cuts for the middle class. The Republican president, who has shown a new willingness to engage
LONDON (Reuters) – Silverstone’s future as a venue for MotoGP, as well as Formula One, looks uncertain after a draft calendar published on Wednesday had no circuit listed for next year’s British motorcycle grand prix. A slot for the 12th of 19 races, with the only novelty being a grand prix in Thailand on Oct.
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over violence that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, canceled a trip to the upcoming U.N. General Assembly because of the crisis, her office said on Wednesday. The exodus of refugees, sparked by the security forces’ fierce response to
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) – Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins. Categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Irma claimed more than 60 lives, officials said.