GM, Cruise sue Ford to block use of 'BlueCruise' name for hands-free driving

General Motors Co (GM.N) and its Cruise robo-taxi subsidiary have filed a lawsuit to stop Ford Motor Co (F.N) from using the name "BlueCruise" to market its hands-free driving technology, the companies said on Saturday.

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China regulator bars Tencent from exclusive rights in online music

China's market regulator on Saturday said it would bar Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) from exclusive music copyright agreements and fined the company for unfair market practices in the online music market after its acquisition of China Music Corporation.

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Armani bounces back from pandemic as sales rise 34% in first half

Sales at Giorgio Armani jumped 34% in the first half of 2021 as business in China and the United States helped the Italian fashion group bounce back, although it said it could be next year before it fully recovers from the pandemic.

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Aging population to hit U.S. economy like a 'ton of bricks' -U.S. commerce secretary

President Joe Biden does not yet have enough support from fellow Democrats to secure $400 billion in spending for at-home care for the elderly and disabled that the economy desperately needs, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told Reuters on Monday.

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ECB to taper pandemic buys after Sept, COVID-19 variants top risk

The European Central Bank will start tapering its pandemic-related asset purchases after its September meeting and stop buying them by the end of March, according to a Reuters poll which showed the top economic risk was new COVID-19 variants.

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Virgin Galactic files for $500 mln stock sale, shares tumble

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N) on Monday filed to sell up to $500 million in common stock, a day after the company completed its first fully crewed test flight into space with billionaire founder Richard Branson on board.

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Fed keen to be 'well positioned' to act on inflation, other risks, minutes show

Federal Reserve officials last month felt substantial further progress on the U.S. economic recovery "was generally seen as not having yet been met," but agreed they should be poised to act if inflation or other risks materialized, according to the minutes of the central bank's June policy meeting.

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Robinhood IPO faces threat of retail snub on Reddit

Online brokerage Robinhood Markets Inc, which helped enable the "meme stock" frenzy earlier this year and later attracted flak for its handling of the trading mania, is facing pushback on social media forums against its initial public offering.

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As meme stock momentum fades, AMC, GameStop fall

Shares in so-called meme stocks with a following among retail investors lost ground on Wednesday, with AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) shares down 8.1%, on track for their fourth straight day of declines, and GameStop Corp (GME.N) falling 4.9%.

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OPEC disagreement lays bare growing UAE-Saudi economic rivalry

Rare public disagreement between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over OPEC policy points to a growing economic rivalry between the two largest Arab economies which only looks set to intensify, several regional analysts said.

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