Apple held talks to add James Bond, live sports to streaming service: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> executives met James Bond franchise-owner MGM Holdings Inc and the collegiate…

Facebook EU user data transfer contracts are legal, but risks ahead: EU court adviser

By Foo Yun Chee and Michele Sinner LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Agreements that let Facebook and other…

Spain’s BBVA to book impairment charge of $1.5 billion in the U.S.

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s BBVA <BBVA.MC> will book an impairment charge of $1.5 billion in the…

Bank of England audio leak gave head start on briefings

LONDON (Reuters) – A rogue supplier has been misusing audio feeds from Bank of England (BoE)…

Explainer: What BoE audio leak says about the information arms race in markets

By Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England’s admission that a technical supplier leaked…

U.S. labor market on solid ground; mid-Atlantic factories sputter

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped…

European shares inch up in languid pre-Christmas trade

By Ambar Warrick LONDON (Reuters) – European shares inched up in thin trade on Thursday, as…

SEC proposes allowing more investors access to private companies

By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed changes…

U.S. retirement legislation aims to improve workplace saving, income options

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Mark Miller…

German court bans Uber’s ride-hailing services in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court on Thursday banned Uber ride-hailing services in Germany, arguing the…