General Motors GM and partners launch national EV fast-charging network

© Reuters General Motors (GM) GM and partners launch national EV fast-charging network General Motors (NYSE:), in partnership with EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ:) and Pilot Travel Centers LLC, announced Monday, the opening of the first 17 sites for a nationwide electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network across the United States. The …

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Shohei Ohtani’s record $700m contract with the LA Dodgers is boosting his sponsors’ stock prices and expected to have a $437m impact in just one year

Baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani’s record $700 million 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers may also be a boon for his corporate sponsors, whose shares have largely underperformed this year. The contract is the biggest ever in the history of North American sports, according to MLB.com. It will put Ohtani even more in the …

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Ukraine says no green light for EU membership talks would be ‘devastating’

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during the inauguration of newly-elected President Javier Milei, in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 10, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Hando 2/2 By Gabriela Baczynska and Andrew Gray BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said …

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Philippines says military chief was aboard ship Chinese vessels rammed

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chinese militia vessels operate at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea, December 2, 2023. Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS. FILE PHOTO By Mikhail Flores and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) -The Philippines on Monday called the actions of Chinese vessels against its boats carrying out South …

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TikTok is spending $1.5 billion on a joint venture to solve the problem of Indonesia’s surprise social media shopping ban

Just two months ago, ByteDance-owned TikTok abruptly closed its shopping platform in Indonesia to comply with surprise regulations from the Southeast Asian country’s government. Jakarta ordered social media companies like TikTok and Facebook to stop selling goods on their platforms, demanding a separation of social media and e-commerce services. TikTok …

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