GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling scarred by Brexit turmoil; Asia shares cling to trade hopes
SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The British pound lay battered and bruised in Asia on Friday after a bout of political turmoil fanned fears the country could crash out of the European Union without a divorce deal.
PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - PG&E Corp
shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.
Hand recount ordered in Florida's divisive U.S. Senate race
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in the closely fought U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Governor Rick Scott, after a machine recount showed them divided by a razor-thin margin.
U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty
WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder.
WRAPUP 4-U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty
WASHINGTON/RIYADH, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder.
Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting Attorney General comfortable with Russia probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican senator said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who now oversees a probe of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, told him he had no concerns about the special counsel leading the investigation.
Ecuador OKs extraditing self-proclaimed Facebook owner to U.S.: lawyer
QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court authorized the extradition of Paul Ceglia, a New Yorker charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, to the United States, Ceglia's lawyer in the Andean country said on Thursday.
Top U.S. proxy advisers split on advance looks for corporations
BOSTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. proxy advisers outlined different processes for sharing their influential research and voting recommendations with stock issuers at a hearing in Washington on Thursday, highlighting one of the charged issues facing regulators as they weigh new rules for corporate elections.
UPDATE 3-Nordstrom pays price for overcharging error as shares dive
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Shares in Nordstrom Inc slumped 9 percent on Thursday after the U.S. department store operator reported disappointing same-store sales and said it had been forced to refund some of its credit card customers after overcharging them.
John Lennon's killer recalls inner 'tug of war' before the murder
NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a "tug of war" with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying for a way out of carrying out his plan.
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