Shareholder activism grows overseas as U.S. market gets crowded Aug 31, 2015 05:46PM

By Michael Flaherty and Sinead Cruise

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Activist hedge funds have launched more non-U.S. campaigns this year than any year since the financial crisis, as managers slowly expand overseas in the face of a more challenging market at home.

Companies in Europe and Japan are attractive targets for U.S. shareholder activists seeking higher investment returns and less competition among funds that have shaken up the U.S.... (continue reading...)


Los Angeles police hand out body cameras to first patrol division Aug 31, 2015 04:13PM

By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Department handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building trust in law enforcement.

The move by the LAPD, following smaller pilot programs in New York City and Chicago, came a day after the mayor of Milwaukee... (continue reading...)


Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese Tesla rival NextEV Aug 31, 2015 02:37PM

By Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent  and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to create NextEV, a new rival to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA).

Hillhouse is also an investor in Uber, the U.S. ride sharing service.The backers have hired ex-Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) executive Martin... (continue reading...)


98% of Tesla (TSLA) Model S P85D Owners Would Buy the Car Again - Consumer Reports Aug 31, 2015 02:32PM

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) posted the following to Twitter on Monday:

"98% of Tesla P85D owners would buy this car again.” @ConsumerReports http://t.co/mmrrtPQA6q pic.twitter.com/FFud7lq86k

— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) August 31, 2015


Microsoft (MSFT) Announces New Football Features for Bing Aug 31, 2015 02:08PM

The following was posed to the Microsoft Bing blog on Monday:

Summer is approaching the finish line, Labor Day weekend draws near, and post-season baseball is around the corner. All of these signs point to one thing: Football is back.

Fortunately for you, Bing has all your professional football needs covered this season. Whether you want to know the chances of your team winning in the upcoming week, the likelihood of your favorites making the playoffs, or key strategies... (continue reading...)


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