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Facebook to hire 1,000 people to review ads after Russian buys

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:06am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday.

U.S. manufacturing activity hits 13-year high; construction spending up

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity surged to a more than 13-year high in September amid strong gains in new orders and raw material prices, pointing to underlying strength in the economy even as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are expected to dent growth in the third quarter.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in warranty dispute

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:50am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a bid by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to force customers who have filed proposed class-action lawsuits against the company to arbitrate their claims instead of bringing them to court.

At least 50 dead, more than 400 hurt in Las Vegas concert attack

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:40am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - At least 50 people died and more than 400 more hurt when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, raining down bullets from a 32nd-floor window for minutes before killing himself.

Oil falls below $56 on signs of higher output

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell more than $1 a barrel to below $56 on Monday as a rise in U.S. drilling and higher OPEC output put the brakes on a rally that helped prices to register their biggest third-quarter gain in 13 years.

Catalan leader calls for international mediation in Madrid stand-off

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:19am
MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia called for international mediation on Monday to resolve a stand-off with Madrid, the day after hundreds were injured as police tried to forcibly disrupt a referendum on independence that had been ruled illegal.

How we tick: U.S. 'body clock' scientists win Nobel medicine prize

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:13am
STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unraveling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

Exclusive: Uber's UK boss quits as firm battles to keep London license - email

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] top boss in Britain will quit the taxi hailing app, according to an email seen by Reuters on Monday, as the company prepares to meet the London transport regulator in a bid to keep operating in one of its most important foreign markets.