UPDATE 5-GE vows $20 bln asset sales, 'sweeping change' as profit falls
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - General Electric Co's new chief executive vowed on Friday to shed more than $20 billion worth of assets and hold executives accountable for failing to deliver profits after what he called "horrible" results in the third quarter.
Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X 'animoji' feature
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc
in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term "animoji", alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.
U.S. House to vote on non-nuclear Iran sanctions next week
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and on Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, senior House Republicans said on Friday, seeking to take a tough line against Iran without immediately moving to undermine the international nuclear deal.
France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister
PARIS (Reuters) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women.
UPDATE 1-At least two dead in bombing on Mogadishu outskirts
MOGADISHU, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday killing the driver, police said, and a witness told Reuters there were at least two bodies at the scene.
Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled.
Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc
, moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday.
Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.
Motor racing-Formula One United States Grand Prix 1st free practice session
Oct 20 (Gracenote) - 1st Free Practice Session from the Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Friday
Gillette weakens P&G report after Peltz row
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co
disappointed Wall Street with sales on Friday, hurt by continuing weakness in its Gillette business, a week after it claimed to have fought off hedge-fund manager Nelson Peltz's move to muscle onto the board.
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