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NFL denies report on media rights deal with Disney
(Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) on Friday denied a report that said it had reached a media rights deal with Walt Disney Co's channels ESPN and ABC.
Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bots on major social media platforms have been hyping up GameStop Corp and other "meme" stocks, according to an analysis by Massachusetts-based cyber security company PiiQ Media, suggesting organized economic or foreign actors may have played a role in the Reddit-driven trading frenzy.
Eight U.S. auto state governors urge Biden to press semiconductor firms on chip shortage
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of eight governors from U.S. auto states on Friday urged Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden to do more to press semiconductor firms to address a global shortage of automotive chips that has cut some vehicle production.
UPDATE 1-Robinhood in talks with FINRA over options trading, outages
Feb 26 (Reuters) - Online brokerage app Robinhood is in talks with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding resolution of matters including options trading and outages, the firm said in a filing on Friday. (https://bit.ly/3kpGAUb)
Short-sellers take aim at Chinese blockchain firm SOS, shares tumble
(Reuters) - Short-sellers Hindenburg Research and Culper Research said on Friday they have taken a short position on Chinese blockchain firm SOS Ltd's stock, sending the company's shares down 23%.
UPDATE 2-Iran probes border shooting deaths that sparked protests
DUBAI, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Iran is investigating the fatal shootings of at least two Iranians this week at the border with Pakistan, and Islamabad has handed over the body of one of the victims, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Friday.
UPDATE 3-G20 promises no let-up in stimulus, sees tax deal by summer
ROME/BRUSSELS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders agreed on Friday to maintain expansionary policies to help economies survive the effects of COVID-19, and committed to a more multilateral approach to the twin coronavirus and economic crises.
UK seeks G7 consensus on digital competition after Facebook blackout
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is seeking to build a consensus among G7 nations on how to stop large technology companies exploiting their dominance, warning that there can be no repeat of Facebook's one-week media blackout in Australia.
UPDATE 1-UK seeks G7 consensus on digital competition after Facebook blackout
LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Britain is seeking to build a consensus among G7 nations on how to stop large technology companies exploiting their dominance, warning that there can be no repeat of Facebook's one-week media blackout in Australia.
Dutch competition regulators nearing draft decision in Apple investigation
(Reuters) - Dutch competition authorities are nearing a draft decision in a years-long investigation into Apple Inc over rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system, according to a letter sent this month to developers involved in the case.
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