EU cautions governments against banning Uber, Airbnb May 31, 2016 03:23PM

By Julia Fioretti and Eric Auchard

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union governments should not ban services like home-rental site Airbnb or ride-hailing app Uber except as a last resort, the EU says in new guidelines, seeking to rein in a crackdown on the "sharing economy".

In guidelines seen by Reuters, the European Commission said any restrictions by EU member states on these new online services should be justified and proportionate... (continue reading...)

Adelson aides in talks to set up pro-Trump super PAC - Politico May 31, 2016 12:43PM

Adelson aides in talks to set up pro-Trump super PAC - Politico

U.S. State Dept Issues Travel Alert for Europe May 31, 2016 11:26AM

U.S. State Dept Issues Travel Alert for Europe. Risk of potential terrorist attacks.

Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media May 31, 2016 11:20AM

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he attacked reporters for questioning him for months about the money.

Appearing at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the media of failing to give him credit for raising the funds at an... (continue reading...)

U.S. consumer spending increase strongest in over six years May 31, 2016 08:37AM

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April as households stepped up purchases of automobiles, suggesting an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates soon.

Though other data on Tuesday showed an ebb in consumer confidence in May, spending is likely to remain supported by strong gains in house prices, as well... (continue reading...)

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