In honor of its annual diversity conference, Harvard University’s faculty of arts & sciences invited an anti-Christian activist to speak at its “Decade of Dialogue” event. Tim Wise, known for his hatred of Christians, pushed the racial divide and condemned Christian belief in his remarks.
Makan Delrahim, the head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, said on Monday that there had been no decision made on whether to approve the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile but that meetings on the matter continued. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/gZkSIN0Dbmw/us-antitrust-chief-says-has-not-made-up-mind-on-sprint-t-mobile-merger-idUSL1N22B0L0
Amazon’s promise of one-day shipping threatens to upend the retail sector, but its rivals’ physical stores give the likes of Walmart and Target powerful assets that Amazon itself is scrambling to match. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/M6VlPI1ntL0/amazon-speeds-up-shipping-but-rivals-stores-buck-its-challenge-idUSKCN1S51HS
France and Germany have asked the European Commission to green-light state subsidies for a cross-border battery cell consortium involving carmaker PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and Total’s Saft, FAZ newspaper reported on Monday. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/mvF6R64NBu8/france-germany-agree-on-first-battery-cell-consortium-faz-idUSS8N21R02B
Catholic church leaders in Sri Lanka say they aren’t satisfied with how the government has handled the investigation following the Easter Sunday attacks that left over 250 people dead.
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi sought to persuade money managers in London that the loss-making ride hailing firm’s growth plans justified a valuation of up to $91.5 billion in an initial public offering (IPO). JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/8M82sHFeTf0/uber-quizzed-on-growth-at-ipo-roadshow-in-london-idUSKCN1S51GD
Eastern-based Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oil-producing nation into a new bout of conflict. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/Jg6U30kv8u0/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSL5N22B4AG
Canada’s main stock index dropped on Monday, led by losses in mining and energy shares, as investors treaded with caution ahead of the country’s monthly economic report. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/Tm57gnVrq-A/canada-stocks-tsx-falls-as-energy-mining-shares-weigh-idUSL3N22B39U
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs on Monday after data showed U.S. consumer spending surged in March, but gains in shares remained muted as investors waited for a fresh batch of earnings reports. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/k6895xIbBR4/sp-500-at-record-high-investors-await-fresh-earnings-idUSKCN1S514F
Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Monday the company was making steady progress towards getting approval for new 737 MAX software as he faced shareholders for the first time since two fatal crashes triggered the jet’s grounding. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/hxQdLy8Nnmg/update-2-boeing-ceo-faces-shareholders-for-first-time-since-737-max-crashes-idUSL1N22B0BB