Investors are looking for clues about consumer health as the holiday shopping season begins

NEW YORK, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Investors are closely watching U.S. retail stocks as a barometer of consumer confidence as inflation bites as the most important shopping season of the year opens on Friday. Consumer discretionary stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector — the group of companies that profit from retail, … Read more

Analysis: Airlines reboot as COVID revolutionizes one-day business travel

The most popular airline routes have changed since 2019 – OAG Higher airfares offset the decline in travel Environmental concerns are a factor for some companies SYDNEY/CHICAGO, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Airlines around the world are disrupting schedules and introducing new flights to address a COVID-spurred trend in corporate travel for executives like Jerome Harris … Read more

What caused holes in T. rex Sue’s jawbone? Scientists are confused

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Sue, the largest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered, was no doubt a fearsome beast when the predator roamed what is now South Dakota some 67 million years ago in the twilight of the era of the dinosaurs. But even this huge dinosaur, whose fossils are on display at the … Read more

Serena’s style changed the game in fashion, business

Tennis – US Open – Flushing Meadows, New York, United States – September 2, 2022 Serena Williams of the United States before her third round match against Australia’s Aila Tomljanovic REUTERS/Mike Segar Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I am registering NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – From glossy magazine covers to … Read more

Australia needs workers, but a million are stuck at the door

Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I am registering SYDNEY, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Reductions in visa processing times in Australia have left about one million would-be workers in limbo, exacerbating an acute staff shortage that has crippled business and dampened economic sentiment. Two years of tight border controls and an exodus … Read more

‘I felt like my insides were crying’: China’s COVID restrictions are hitting young people’s mental health

HONG KONG, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Zhang Meng had a meltdown last December. The 20-year-old found herself sobbing on the stairs of her dormitory, driven to despair by repeated COVID-related lockdowns on her university campus in Beijing. The lockdown meant she was mostly confined to her room and unable to meet friends. There were also … Read more

Scientists defend T. rex as the only species of mighty tyrannosaur

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – T. rex still reigns as king of the dinosaurs, according to scientists who on Monday challenged a controversial hypothesis put forward this year that the mighty carnivorous tyrannosaurus should be recognized as three species, not just one for one. Seven paleontologists in a study published Monday said a March study … Read more

While business is booming for human traffickers using trucks in Texas, the risks are growing

Law enforcement officials work at the scene where migrants were found dead in a trailer truck in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com I am registering WASHINGTON/MONTERREY, July 1 (Reuters) – Months before dozens of migrants died in a sweltering tractor-trailer … Read more