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  • Sept 14- Macy's Inc will increase by 20 percent the number of workers it hires during the holiday shopping season to staff distribution and warehouses that support its online business, but total holiday hiring will fall. U.S. staffing firm Radial expects retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren Corp and Toys R Us, to hire 35 percent more workers this...

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into investment consultants following concerns about conflicts of interest in an industry advising on the management of over 1.6 trillion pounds of pension and other funds. The Financial Conduct Authority said on Thursday it has referred its concerns to the Competition and...

  • *World will miss Paris target under current projections. ARNHEM, The Netherlands, Sept 5- The cost of electric vehicles will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy. But this expected exponential...

  • Sept 4- Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization. The program does not change an immigrant's legal status but rather protects from deportation and gives the right to work to so-called Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and living in...

  • Sept 4- Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization. The program does not change an immigrant's legal status but rather protects from deportation and gives the right to work to so-called Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and living in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday it would buy real estate investment management firm The Townsend Group from Colony NorthStar Inc for $475 million, helping expand its property investment management portfolio. NorthStar Asset Management took a majority stake in the Townsend Group from private equity firm GTCR LLC in 2015 for $380...

  • DETROIT, Aug 30- The technology underpinning the cryptocurrency bitcoin is migrating to the auto industry and vehicle sharing. Accounting and consulting firm EY, part of Ernst& Young Global Ltd, said on Wednesday it was launching a blockchain based system that will enable companies or groups of individuals to more easily share ownership of vehicles and access...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. private employers added 237,000 jobs in August for the biggest monthly increase in five months, beating economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 183,000 jobs. July's private payrolls reading was...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. The sale of the education business is expected to close by the end of this year or in early 2018, after which Advisory Board will merge its...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. Sale of the education business is expected to close by the end of this year or in early 2018, after which Advisory Board will merge its healthcare...

  • Aug 29- Advisory Board Co said on Tuesday it would sell its healthcare business to UnitedHealth Group Inc's Optum unit and education business to investment firm Vista Equity Partners, for a total deal value of $2.58 billion. The business consulting company said it would sell its education business for $1.55 billion and its healthcare business for $1.3...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Comcast Corp may be best known as a cable company, but it is banking on remote-controlled door locks and cameras as well as other "smart-home" offerings to accelerate its growing home security business. But selling security services to consumers, which Comcast says is more than a $9 billion market, is just part of the strategy. Daniel Herscovici,...

  • Aug 24- Activist investor William Ackman, who has been urging Automatic Data Processing Inc to cut costs, will meet with the board of the U.S. human resources outsourcing firm next month, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday. The planned Sept. 5 meeting might give Ackman and ADP a second chance to find common ground following the billionaire investor's call for...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Pulled over for a sobriety test in Northern California in 2014, James Greer took a step back from police officers. Yet video of his encounter with the Hayward Police Department and Bay Area Rapid Transit Police showed that after Greer stepped back from police, officers swarmed him. The remainder came from BART, said Fulvio Cajina, the Greer family...

  • MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Aug 24- With a police officer close behind, Israel Hernandez-Llach ducked into an apartment building and dashed down the hall. shouted Thomas Lincoln, one of seven Miami Beach police officers chasing the 18- year-old graffiti artist. Four hours later, the Miami Beach Police Department received an email from stun-gun manufacturer Taser...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found. The result is a thicket of intersecting relationships among police, coroners and a wide...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser Internationals signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. The decision prompted cities in the five-state region from Maryland to South Carolina to adopt new restrictions. There, Jinia Lopez took her 43- year-old brother Ronald Armstrong to a hospital after he tried to poke a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- U.S. police departments and municipalities have faced at least 435 wrongful death suits involving Tasers, leading to at least $172 million in publicly funded payouts to estates and families of those who died, a Reuters examination found. As Taser International Inc has issued increasingly expansive warnings about the risks associated with...

  • Taser International, the manufacturer, was named as a defendant in 128 cases. There were three lawsuits, from 1983 to 1987, against Taser Industries Inc, a business Taser International acquired in 2003. Reuters conducted hundreds of interviews with current and former police officials, lawyers involved in lawsuits involving Tasers, academics and other...

  • ONTARIO, California, Aug 22- As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. It was 10:24 p.m. on a Thursday in June 2012. Nancy took them through the house to the back; Santiago Mota, a veteran cop, drew his Taser.