New York probing Trump’s closing of Trump Tower atrium for campaign events

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City is investigating Donald Trump’s practice of closing down the public atrium in Trump Tower for presidential campaign events that are off limits to the public.

Conservative editor considering lawyer for independent White House bid: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative commentator Bill Kristol is considering choosing David French, a staff writer with National Review magazine and a constitutional lawyer, to run as an independent presidential candidate against Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.

Staples CEO to step down after Office Depot deal termination

(Reuters) – Office supplies retailer Staples Inc , which called off a deal to buy smaller rival Office Depot Inc this month, said Chief Executive Ron Sargent will step down after the company’s…

Study finds auto executives cooling toward acquisitions

DETROIT (Reuters) – Automotive industry executives are less interested in pursuing acquisitions than they were a year ago and are favoring deals that minimize political or technology risks, according…

Thoma Bravo to submit binding offer for U.S.-based Qlik: sources

(Reuters) – Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is preparing to submit a binding bid for Qlik Technologies Inc as early as Tuesday that will value the U.S. data analytics firm at as much as $2.8…

BRIEF-Lockheed Martin says Sikorsky completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1 competition with autonomous flight

* Says Sikorsky completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1 competition
with autonomous flight

UPDATE 1-In rare compromise, Nigerian emerges as frontrunner for OPEC boss

VIENNA, May 31 (Reuters) – A Nigerian oil technocrat has
emerged as frontrunner to take the top job at OPEC, with members
seeing Mohammed Barkindo as what would be a rare compromise
candidate to lead…

Canada to make plain packaging for tobacco products compulsory

OTTAWA, May 31 (Reuters) – Canada, following the lead of
Britain and Australia, will make plain packaging of cigarettes
compulsory in a bid to cut the rate of smoking, Health Minister
Jane Philpott…