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‘Upside down’ artist Baselitz celebrated in retrospective

RIEHEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Georg Baselitz, a provocative German artist who inspired a generation with challenging depictions of the Nazi era and the post-war division of Germany, is being honored by a retrospective to mark his 80th birthday. Born Hans-Georg Kern in the German town of Deutschbaselitz in 1938, Baselitz gained worldwide fame in the 1970s with his portraits...

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials also said the department was issuing a new regulation aimed...

FTC makes second request on Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd’s (AVGO.O) $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny. The FTC review is part of a process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act to scrutinize potentially anti-competitive mergers....

SEC says bitcoin funds raise ‘investor protection issues’

(Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies. A top division chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detailed the agency’s concerns about the wild-trading investment in a letter...

Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London’s streets

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The artists who have created...

U.S. government to shield health workers under ‘religious freedom’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the “conscience and religious freedom” of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said...

IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp’s (IBM.N) revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts’ estimates as the company’s shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction. IBM’s shares tumbled about 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. In October, the company had flagged a possible return to growth...

Intel: Problem in patches for Spectre, Meltdown extends to newer chips

(Reuters) - Data center computers with Intel Corp’s (INTC.O) newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, the company said on Wednesday. Intel confirmed that patches for the security flaws can cause higher-than-expected reboot rates in Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby...

Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor’s orders. He gets plenty of exercise on the golf course and at the White House complex, the president told Reuters on Wednesday. “I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that,” Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview....

Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The company has been...