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Williams railways review to look at ‘all options’

Image copyright EPA Keith Williams, who is heading a year-long review of UK railways, has refused to rule out nationalisation as a possible recommendation to government. Mr Williams is a deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British Airways. “I am independent, for me all options are on the table. I think we should look at everything,” he told the BBC. “Our job is to come up with a recommendation for government, of whatever persuasion, to take forward.” His review was established to suggest the most…

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Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Technicolor SA has been exploring options that include a full or partial sale of the French digital media company, as its set-top box business struggles because of higher prices for memory chips, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. A deal would represent the biggest shakeup for the company, based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, since it agreed in March to sell its profitable patent licensing business to U.S. wireless technology provider InterDigital Inc for $475 million. Technicolor has been in discussions in recent months with other companies…

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MLB notebook: Giants pick up options for Bumgarner, Sandoval

The San Francisco Giants picked up the 2019 club options for left-hander Madison Bumgarner and infielder Pablo Sandoval on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 18, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the New York Mets in the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images/File Photo Bumgarner, 29, was 6-7 with a 3.26 ERA in 21 starts in 2018. He missed the first two months with a broken bone in his pitching…

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Target expands delivery, pickup options ahead of U.S. holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Target Corp, aiming to one-up retail rivals during the upcoming U.S. holiday shopping season, said on Tuesday it was adding more delivery and pickup options for online shoppers to have items shipped to their homes or ready for quick pick-up at a local store. A women enters Target after it opened on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Burbank, California, November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn The Minneapolis-based retailer will offer free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items from Nov. 1 to Dec. 22 with no…

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Google tells U.S. lawmakers it is mulling options on China services

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers it is considering “a variety of options” for offering additional services in China. FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the internet-based company’s offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo The company has come under criticism after reports it is considering re-entering the Chinese search engine market and would agree to comply with China’s internet censorship and surveillance policies. In an Aug. 31 letter to senators made public on Friday,…

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NASA head: rocket mishap shows need for range of transport options

MOSCOW (Reuters) – NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday that he had full confidence in the U.S.-Russian space relationship, but that a rocket failure this week showed the importance of having more than one way of getting people into space. FILE PHOTO: Head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin (R) meets with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in Baikonur, Kazakhstan October 10, 2018. Yuri Kochetkov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Bridenstine spoke to reporters in Moscow a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic…

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Owning Tesla shares about the riskiest it has ever been: options data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Owning electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s shares is close to the riskiest it has ever been, data by options database and analytics firm OptionMetrics showed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla sales and service center is shown in Costa Mesa, California, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo More than a month since Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted a proposal to take the company private, only to abandon the idea in subsequent weeks, traders in the options market remain nervous. Tesla’s one-month implied volatility skew, a measure…

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Tesla to drop some color options for cars to simplify production

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will eliminate some color options for its electric cars to streamline production, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday, as the company intensifies its efforts to ramp up production. FILE PHOTO: A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond, California, U.S., June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo Tesla currently offers seven colors for its vehicles that include top variant Model S, mid level Model X and its most affordable sedan Model 3. The company is…

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Musk says Tesla to drop some color options for cars to simplify production

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will eliminate some color options for its electric cars to streamline production, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday, as the company intensifies its efforts to ramp up production. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks during the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S., July 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Tesla currently offers seven colors for its vehicles that include top variant Model S, mid level Model X and its most affordable sedan Model 3. The company is trying…

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Debenhams calls in KPMG to assess future options

Image copyright Getty Images Debenhams has brought in advisers from KPMG to assess a number of options to improve the fortunes of the department store chain. It is in the midst of a turnaround plan designed to cut costs and boost sales. Industry insiders say the firm and KPMG are looking at a number of potential options, including a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), but it is just one possible measure under consideration. Debenhams has acknowledged High Street market conditions are “challenging” . Scandinavian sale A CVA is a form of…

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