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Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.
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Bombardier is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus a few weeks ago that will see the European aircraft maker take control of the programme
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There are so many moving parts to the Brexit process that inevitably some sectors are going to be overlooked at different stages of the negotiation processes.
Saudi Arabia appears set to post a lower-than-expected budget deficit this year as oil revenues rebounded and the kingdom kept public spending in check, official figures showed Monday.
Iran's economy is starting to recover more rapidly from years of international sanctions but the country urgently needs to shore up its banks, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Mon
In a country like Kenya where majority of the youth population are unemployed, many resort to opening up businesses.
(Reuters) - Hershey Co said on Monday it would buy SkinnyPop popcorn maker Amplify Snack Brands in a deal valued at $1.6 billion, including debt, to bolster its healthy snacks unit.
The weakening of the hryvnia in December was caused by the impact of traditional seasonal factors, in particular, an increase in purchases ahead of major holidays and greater activity of the Finance M
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Vonovia , Germany's biggest residential property company, has agreed to buy Austrian counterpart Buwog in a cash deal valuing the latter at 5.2 billion euros ($6.12 billion), th
Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili appeared at the Prosecutor-General’s Office in Kyiv on Dec. 18 but refused to answer questions from investigators. Read more here. The post RFE/RL
PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in defense group Thales rose on Monday after chipmaker Gemalto accepted the French company's 4.8 billion euro ($5.66 billion) takeover bid to create a leader in digital secu
Advertising standards watchdog has had complaints about Amazon delivery promises and may investigate.
Less than a month after oil production began at one of the world's larger fields, French supermajor Total said it was investing more in offshore Brazil.
Ho CHI MINH CITY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai Beverage has won an auction to buy a majority stake worth $4.84 billion in Vietnam's top brewer Sabeco , a lofty deal that adds a major asset to the beer-t
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Minnie Driver recently fired back at her ex-boyfriend, Matt Damon, over his recent remarks about sexual misconduct and assault. While speaking with the Guardian, the actress said she’s found …
Azercell Telecom, dedicated to its tradition to take part in the career fairs in the country, has joined next event of a similar kind held at Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University.
Technology, new-economy companies and biotechnology firms that don’t have a trackrecord of profitability will be able to apply to list
National Crime Record Bureau seized Rs 18.7 cr till Nov 30, 2017
The Congress accepts the people's verdict in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, party president Rahul Gandhi said today and thanked his party workers for fighting "anger with dignity" in the polls. He a

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