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UK’s M&S, Microsoft sign artificial intelligence deal

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Marks & Spencer has signed a strategic partnership deal with Microsoft to test the integration of artificial intelligence technologies into the retailer’s stores and operations, it said on Thursday.

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UK’s M&S, Microsoft sign artificial intelligence deal

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Marks & Spencer has signed a strategic partnership deal with Microsoft to test the integration of artificial intelligence technologies into the retailer’s stores and operations, it said on Thursday.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge lower as trade tensions mount

June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures dipped on Thursday as the impact of an ongoing trade spat between the United States and China began to appear in company forecasts, while a media report said Beijing could target U.S.

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US STOCKS-Futures edge lower as trade tensions mount

June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures dipped on Thursday as the impact of an ongoing trade spat between the United States and China began to appear in company forecasts, while a media report said Beijing could target U.S.

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Kroger same-store sales rise 1.4 pct

June 21 (Reuters) – Supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Thursday same-store sales, excluding fuel centers, rose 1.4 percent in the first quarter and raised its 2018 profit forecast.

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Kroger same-store sales rise 1.4 pct

June 21 (Reuters) – Supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Thursday same-store sales, excluding fuel centers, rose 1.4 percent in the first quarter and raised its 2018 profit forecast.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures fall on lower oil prices

June 21 (Reuters) – Futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada’s main stock index on Thursday as oil prices fell on signs that OPEC is nearing a deal to bump up crude production.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures fall on lower oil prices

June 21 (Reuters) – Futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada’s main stock index on Thursday as oil prices fell on signs that OPEC is nearing a deal to bump up crude production.

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UPDATE 2-After Gazprom probe, EU investigates Qatar’s long-term LNG contracts

LONDON/BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission is investigating the bloc’s biggest sea-borne gas supplier Qatar Petroleum over potentially restrictive 20-year supply agreements inhibiting development of a single gas market, its latest challenge to a major gas supplier.

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UPDATE 2-After Gazprom probe, EU investigates Qatar’s long-term LNG contracts

LONDON/BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission is investigating the bloc’s biggest sea-borne gas supplier Qatar Petroleum over potentially restrictive 20-year supply agreements inhibiting development of a single gas market, its latest challenge to a major gas supplier.

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UPDATE 5-Washington’s ‘capricious’ trade actions will hurt US workers, China warns

* China says U.S. accusations of forced tech transfer are severe distortion of reality

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UPDATE 5-Washington’s ‘capricious’ trade actions will hurt US workers, China warns

* China says U.S. accusations of forced tech transfer are severe distortion of reality

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Sorrell hits out at WPP over handling of his sudden departure

CANNES, France, June 21 (Reuters) – Martin Sorrell, the recently deposed founder of advertising giant WPP, hit out over his treatment from the board of the British company on Thursday at his first major public appearance since he quit in

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Sorrell hits out at WPP over handling of his sudden departure

CANNES, France, June 21 (Reuters) – Martin Sorrell, the recently deposed founder of advertising giant WPP, hit out over his treatment from the board of the British company on Thursday at his first major public appearance since he quit in

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