Campbell Soup CEO sees no room for concessions to Third Point

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Campbell Soup Co (CPB.N) interim Chief Executive Keith McLoughlin does not believe that there are any concessions to be made in an ongoing proxy fight with hedge fund Third Point LLC, he told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo and ticker for Campbell Soup Co. are displayed on a screen on the floor of the New ...

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U.S. student in boycott case allowed to stay in Israel: court

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An American student who was barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign activists who support boycotts of the state over its policies towards the Palestinians was given permission to stay in the country by the Supreme Court on Thursday. American student Lara Alqasem appears in Israel’s Supreme Court in Jerusalem, October 17, 2018 REUTERS/ Ronen ...

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‘Mad cow disease’: What is BSE?

Image copyright Getty Images The first case of BSE in Scotland in a decade has been confirmed after a cow died. In total, there have been 16 cases in the UK in the past seven years – but that’s a far cry from the thousands of cattle infected at the height of the BSE crisis back in the 1980s and ...

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Wall Street slides on weak earnings, hawkish Fed, Saudi concerns

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks sank more than 1 percent on Thursday as weak industrial earnings raised worries about rising expenses and the impact of tariffs, adding to concerns over higher borrowing costs after hawkish commentary in the Federal Reserve’s minutes. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 16, ...

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Top Afghan police chief killed in shooting, U.S. general unhurt

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. FILE PHOTO: Gen. Abdul Razeq, who was killed in today’s attack, is seen at his office in Kandahar province, Afghanistan August 4, ...

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Starbucks to let Mexico’s Alsea operate stores in four European markets

(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on Thursday it would give its longtime partner Mexico’s Alsea SAB (ALSEA.MX) the rights to operate its cafes in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg as the coffee chain tries to streamline its operations in markets where sales have struggled. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past a Starbucks cafe in central Wellington, New Zealand ...

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