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Take five: World market themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – The following are five major themes that are likely to dominate the thinking of investors and traders over the coming week and Reuters stories related to them. A specialist retailer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, USA, September 19, 2018. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid 1 / BOND ON THE …

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Uber Eats, Deliveroo among companies under review in Victorian workers rights inquiry

Updated            September 21, 2018 17:27:35      Home-delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo may be popular with punters, but their rapid expansion in Australia has been accompanied by tales of worker exploitation. Those who deliver meals from top restaurants to hungry diners are part of the Concerned by stories like those of Icce Mejia, the Victorian Government has announced …

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Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs

CLAYTON, N.C. (Reuters) – Six months into the U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, Caterpillar Inc. ( CAT.N ) is finding that one of the best ways it can protect profits is a cost cutting strategy that is more than two years old. At this sprawling factory in central North Carolina where it makes small front-end loaders, the company …

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Freezing your credit is now free

If you have not yet frozen your credit reports, this may be your moment. In accordance with the Law on Economic Growth, Legislation and Consumer Protection, your credit will be frozen to all three major credit bureaus – Equifax EFX, -0.59% Experian EXPN, + 0.87% and TransUnion TRU, + 1.82% – will be available from September 21. Previously, the states …

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CA Law Bans Plastic Straws Except Upon Request at Full-Service Restaurants

Starting January 1st, plastic straws will be legally available only on request at full-service restaurants in California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the new legislation, AB-1884, today. Men, loven udelukker ikke mindst de største forbrukerne av plaststrakter: Fast-food-restauranter, kaffebarer, delis, og restauranter som serverer take-out. Violations of the law – i.e. serving plastic straws by default – would result in a …

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