Proton rocket blasts off with part of European space ‘data highway’

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A Russian Proton rocket blasted off in Kazakhstan on Friday night to put into orbit both the first part of Europe’s new space “data highway” and a Eutelsat communications satellite.

UPDATE 1-Vantiv to stop processing daily fantasy sports payments – NYT

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Vantiv Inc, one of the largest companies to process payments for daily fantasy sports companies, will pull out of the sector as an increasing number of states have…

Canadian dollar bearish bets reach highest in five months

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Bearish bets on the Canadian dollar rose this week to the highest in five months, Commodity Futures Trading Commision data showed on Friday, as steady Bank of Canada…

Hedge fund clients look to global macro funds for profit in 2016

BOSTON (Reuters) – As 2016 shapes up to be even more unpredictable than last year, wealthy investors are planning to allocate more of their money to hedge funds focusing their bets on rates,…

Texas Supreme Court sides with cheerleaders on ‘Bible banners’

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with a group of school cheerleaders and their parents who are seeking to have a lower court give them the right to put religious messages and biblical quotes on banners at football games.

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ rallies as BoJ stokes risk appetite, oil prices rise

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar gained against a stronger U.S. counterpart on Friday after a Bank of Japan rate cut into negative territory boosted global asset markets, while oil…

Fear and fanfare ahead of Carnival in Germany

As carnival season nears, Cologne puts the focus on safety after mass assaults on New Year’s Eve, while Bonn gets the party started early distributing leaflets in Arabic on the festivities. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.