French manufacturing growth slows in December: PMI
PARIS (Reuters) – French manufacturing growth eased in December compared with the previous month, a survey showed on Thursday, as the euro zone’s second-biggest economy grapples with signs of a slowdown. The final Purchasing Managers’ Index for manufacturers slipped to 50.4 in December from 51.7 in November, data compiler IHS Markit said. November had marked […]
Walmart U.S. Chief Merchandising Officer Bratspies departs
(Reuters) – Chief merchandising officer of Walmart Inc’s <WMT.N> U.S. operations, Steve Bratspies, is set to leave the big-box retailer, according to an internal memo sent on Friday. Company veteran Scott McCall will replace Bratspies, who has been responsible for improving Walmart’s food offerings, digital capabilities and pricing at its about 5,000 U.S. stores since […]
Two big banks resume political giving, paused after the Capitol riot.
Two major banks that paused their corporate political giving after the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6 are resuming their donations — but with new parameters. JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, the nation’s largest and third-largest banks, said they planned to begin donating money gathered by their political action committees to candidates. JPMorgan will restart its […]