‘No deal’ Brexit would mean costly border disruption

LONDON (Reuters) – Companies will suffer and criminals could benefit from the inevitable border disruption that will ensue if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the country’s public spending watchdog said on Wednesday. With just five months to go to Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to reach a deal with Brussels…

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads towards Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed towards the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey towards the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of…

Arrests of migrant families at U.S.-Mexico border increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. agents arrested nearly 17,000 members of family units attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico in September, a 31 percent increase over the previous month, according to official statistics released on Tuesday. In a news briefing with reporters on Tuesday, Trump administration officials pointed to the increase in migrant families…

Exxon, Ben & Jerry’s among buyers of $256 million in political ads on Facebook

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben Jerry’s and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars to encourage voting and influence how Americans vote. Little data is typically published on specific companies’ online ad spending, but Facebook’s increased transparency about political…