U.S. says former eBay workers sent live roaches, bloody pig mask to intimidate critics

(Reuters) – Six former eBay Inc employees have been criminally charged with mounting a cyberstalking campaign against a Massachusetts couple whose online newsletter they viewed as critical of the e-commerce company, U.S. prosecutors announced on Monday. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling in Boston said the defendants, including two eBay security executives, targeted the couple repeatedly with…

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Lufthansa shareholder Thiele raps bailout deal, raises stake

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German investor Heinz Hermann Thiele sharply criticised a 9-billion-euro ($10.14 billion) bailout deal for carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), saying he had raised his stake in the group to more than 15% and hoped alternative options could be explored. In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Thiele, Lufthansa’s top shareholder, said…

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Stocks, dollar gain on U.S. retail sales, drug trial

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A record rebound in U.S. retail sales, fresh support from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan, and upbeat trial results for a COVID-19 treatment boosted risk appetite on Tuesday, driving global equity markets higher and strengthening the dollar. U.S. Treasury yields rose, as did demand for lower-rated southern European debt,…

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