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Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect.




Southern Gaza under bombardment after Israel-Hamas truce collapses

GAZA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes and artillery bombardments hit Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday as Israel pressed its offensive against Hamas militants with renewed force after the collapse of a truce in the nearly two-month-old war.


US pledges $3 bln for Green Climate Fund at COP28

DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The United States has pledged $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, Vice President Kamala Harris said on Saturday in Dubai at the U.N. COP28 climate summit.



Five senators ask Biden to impose China travel ban after respiratory illness cases

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Five Republican senators led by Marco Rubio on Friday asked President Joe Biden's administration to ban travel between the United States and China after a spike in Chinese respiratory illness cases.


US appeals court says Trump must face lawsuits over US Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Donald Trump must face civil lawsuits over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by his supporters, rejecting the former president's claim that he is immune.



ANALYSIS-Bullish investors take heart in Powell's 'balanced' outlook

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Investors seeking justification for breathtaking rallies in stocks and bonds are finding hope in the words of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, even as the central bank insists the fight against inflation has a long way to go.


Amazon taps SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to help launch Kuiper satellites

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Amazon AMZN.Oon Friday said it booked three Falcon 9 launches with Elon Musk's SpaceX to help deploy the ecommerce giant's Project Kuiper satellite network, tapping a rival in the satellite internet business for its multi-billion dollar launch campaign.



Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro' a tale of music, marriage and multitasking

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Co-writing, directing, producing and starring in his Leonard Bernstein biopic "Maestro" was a terrifying undertaking for Bradley Cooper that turned into a journey of joy and courage.



Olympics-Tahiti villagers say barge for surf tower construction damages reef

Dec 2 (Reuters) - A barge planned for use building a controversial judging tower for the Paris 2024 Olympic surfing competition in Tahiti snagged on a reef and damaged coral near the contest site on Friday, local opponents said.


More than 40 charged, mostly Poles, after clashes at Conference League game at Villa Park-police

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - British police said on Saturday 46 men have been charged after "serious disorder outside" Villa Park on Thursday in the build up to a Europa Conference League soccer game in which authorities said three officers were injured.




Webinar on the Future of Gene Therapy with FDA's Dr. Peter Marks

As the director of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's - Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Dr. Peter Marks’ is going to present an overview of some of the current challenges and provide his perspective on how the field can move toward greater success and increased patient benefit.

4 Dec 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT



Canadian banks give investors smaller Christmas presents after mixed fourth quarter

Canadian banks had a mixed fourth quarter but a common theme underlining all reports was the rise in bad loan provisions, signalling the lenders were strapping in for a shaky economy.

4 Dec


POLL- U.S. crude, products inventories, weekly data released by the EIA and API

A preliminary poll on analyst expectations for weekly crude and oil product inventory data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute. The releases are among the biggest fixtures in the weekly calendar for the energy industry and both have the potential to move global crude markets. The EIA data is released on Wednesday, and the API on Tuesday. If there is a holiday in the week prior to the release, the data is delayed by a day. The EIA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The API is a trade group.

4 Dec


FADA November Auto Sales Data

5 Dec 21:30 ET / 02:30 GMT


CVS Health Investor Day

CVS Health CVS.N will hold its annual Investor Day in Boston on Tuesday. Investors will be looking out for updates to the company's long-term growth and earnings targets.

5 Dec


Full Year 2023 SSP Group PLC Earnings Release

British travel eateries operator SSP Group is expected to post annual revenue and profits at the upper end of its forecast, but investors will be keen for updates on its 2024 targets after the company in September forecast a hit to annual profits due to the stronger pound. Commentary on demand at its outlets during the holiday season will also be of interest.

5 Dec 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Full Year 2023 Marston's PLC Earnings Release

British pub group Marston's will report higher annual profits, helped by improved margins on the back of cost-saving measures. Investors will be looking forward to sales in recent weeks and bookings in the build-up to the key Chrismas holiday season. Its plans to usher in customers through discounts and vouchers at its core suburban businesses will be noteworthy.

5 Dec 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Q2 2024 Ashtead Group PLC Earnings Release

5 Dec 02:00 ET / 07:00 GMT


Q2 2024 J M Smucker Co Earnings Release

Estimated time. Expected before market open (BMO).

5 Dec 08:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


IWG Plc Capital Markets Day

5 Dec 09:30 ET / 14:30 GMT


McDonald's Investor Day 2023

McDonald's Investor Update is likely to reveal details on the company's plans for growth and expansion over the next few years. Its expansion in China and other international markets, outlook on the US consumer and expectations for profitability will be on top of investors' minds.

5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


J&J Enterprise Business Review

Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N will be holding a day-long event to discuss the company's long-term strategy for growth on Tuesday, December 5, after the recent completion of its consumer health business spin-off. CEO Joaquin Duato and CFO Joe Wolk will be providing an overview of the company's business as well as its research pipeline, and a Q&A session is also on the agenda for the day.

5 Dec 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


POLL: US weekly oil and product inventories, weekly data issued by EIA, API

An extended version of the poll issued initially on Monday. The poll gives analyst forecasts on weekly crude and product inventories that are released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Energy) and the American Petroleum Institute. The API is a trade group. Both are potentially market moving. The API data is released on Tuesday, the EIA data on Wednesday, unless there is a U.S. public holiday in the week prior to the release. If that is the case, then the API and EIA release is delayed a day (ie API on Wednesday and EIA on Thursday).

5 Dec 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT


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