Wall Street futures, dollar dip after U.S. government shutdown, Asia resilient
TOKYO (Reuters) - Wall Street stock futures and the dollar pulled back slightly on Monday after the U.S. government was forced to shut down amid a dispute between President Donald Trump and Democrats over immigration.
Healthcare group Sanofi agrees to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion
PARIS (Reuters) - French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatments for rare diseases.
Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.
Exclusive: U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two of Microsoft's official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors.
Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy - memo
(Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the owner of the largest U.S. East Coast oil refining complex, announced to its employees on Sunday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.
Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ
(Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the biggest- and third-largest shareholders of Xerox Corp, jointly plan to push the printer and photocopier maker to explore options, including a sale of the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Toshiba considering IPO for memory chip unit: FT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale to a Bain Capital-led consortium fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Oil rises as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed on Monday, pushed higher by comments from Saudi Arabia that cooperation between oil producers who are currently withholding supplies would continue beyond 2018.
Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc
will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.
Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook
said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc.