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US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces likely defeat. By a mostly partisan vote of 217-213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass murders in which …

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US gun executives say criminals, not guns, responsible for mass shootings

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Top executives at US gunmakers tested on Wednesday that criminals, not their products, were responsible for mass shootings, as they faced questions from a US House committee investigating recent massacres in Texas and New York. The chief executives of Sturm, Ruger & Co Inc (RGR.N) and Daniel Defense Llc, tested …

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Wall Street ends sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, New York, US, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Boeing rises on deal to sell jets to 777 Partners Johnson & Johnson and IBM fall on dollar impact warning Halliburton Truist rise after …

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