Ford names former Key Safety exec Lou to head China operations

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and chief executive of its China operations.

Google memo writer hires Republican Party official as lawyer

(Reuters) – The engineer fired from Google for writing a memo critical of the company’s diversity hiring policies has hired a lawyer who is a member of the Republican National Committee to represent him.

HP Inc’s quarterly profit beats on higher PC sales

(Reuters) – HP Inc , which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it sold more personal computers.

American Express to pay $96 million to consumers over discriminatory card terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Express will pay $96 million to consumers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories over discriminatory terms in its credit card agreements, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mexico, Canada dismiss Trump threats to scrap NAFTA trade pact

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic designed to gain an advantage during talks to update one of the world’s biggest trading blocs.

Lowe’s misses earnings estimates, forecasts slower margins growth

(Reuters) – Lowe’s Companies Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday and warned of slower growth in profit margins as it spends more on marketing and staffing to take advantage of a robust home improvement market.

Whole Foods shareholders approve sale to Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said shareholders in the natural and organic grocery chain cleared the way for its proposed $13.7 billion sale to Amazon.com Inc.