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Star Wars meets Uniqlo as Fast Retailing, Disney expand product tie-up

TOKYO (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Fast Retailing Co Ltd’s Uniqlo clothing chain said on Monday that it was expanding its collaboration with Walt Disney Co to offer a wider range of products and that it would open a flagship store at the Florida Disney World’s shopping complex next spring. The Japanese apparel retailer, which now offers T-shirts featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, will extend its Disney-themed lineup to offer at stores worldwide items ranging from its Ultra Light Down collection and flannel shirts to umbrellas and toys. It will also use characters from the blockbuster movies “Star Wars,” “Toy Story,” “Avengers” and “Frozen.” The move could add to awareness of Uniqlo’s brand as its global expansion gathers pace, with Fast Retailing expecting to have more Uniqlo outlets overseas than in Japan by this autumn. Continue reading

European regulators ask Halliburton for more merger information: company

NEW YORK (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co announced in a statement on Sunday it had received a request from the European Commission for additional information about its proposed $35 billion merger with rival Baker Hughes Inc . The company also said it had responded to a second request made by U.S. Continue reading

China July factory activity shrinks most in two years: Caixin PMI

BEIJING (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – China’s factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world’s second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. Continue reading

Asia dips on Wall Street, dollar sags after weak U.S. wage data

By Shinichi Saoshiro By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Asian shares took cues from a lower Wall Street and dipped early on Monday, while the dollar was on the defensive against the euro and yen following disappointing U.S. Continue reading

Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

By Tim Ghianni By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) – A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. Continue reading

Donald Trump: ‘I’m not a debater’

Donald Trump points as he stands outside the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland on Friday. (Photo: Reuters) Four days before the first debate of the 2016 presidential election cycle, Republican front-runner Donald Trump says viewers shouldn’t expect to see fireworks from his side of the stage. “I’m not a debater,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Continue reading

Trump: Biden would be tougher to beat than Clinton

Joe Biden speaks in Denver in July. (Photo: Brennan Linsley/AP) The news that Vice President Joe Biden is exploring the possibility of entering the 2016 presidential race was a hot topic on Sunday morning’s political talk shows Continue reading

German auto makers agree deal to buy Nokia HERE: sources

By Edward Taylor By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – A consortium of German premium carmakers has agreed a deal to buy Nokia’s mapping business HERE, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, in a push to extend the reach of automakers into digital services for connected cars. The consortium of Daimler BMW and Volkswagen’s premium division Audi , has agreed to pay close to 2.9 billion euros ($3.2 billion), one of the people said. The sources said the deal was likely to be announced on Monday Continue reading

Subaru says suppliers have been told to treat workers fairly

(NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Fuji Heavy Industries , the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of suppliers that it expects them to treat workers fairly and to uphold “human rights and international standards of behavior.” “Fuji Heavy Industries does not condone the exploitation of any class of worker, either in its own operations or within its supply chain,” the company said in a statement released on Friday by its U.S. Continue reading

Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

By Kevin Murphy By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake County north of San Francisco has grown in size by about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) since Saturday, according to Cal Fire, a state website for fire information. “This is a very fast-moving wildfire,” Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said on Sunday. Continue reading