News General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion 2018-02-23T07:43:36.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items. U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre 2018-02-23T07:22:03.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive 2018-02-23T07:15:28.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL. Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources 2018-02-23T07:13:26.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources 2018-02-23T07:11:37.000000000-05:00 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United States. Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power 2018-02-23T07:06:21.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. China's new anti-graft superministry adds to concerns about suspects’ rights 2018-02-23T06:54:57.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - A new "super-ministry" set to deepen Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on graft and extend it to all state employees is likely to undermine years of work by Chinese legal reformers to protect the rights of suspects during investigations, according to some Chinese academics. Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador 2018-02-23T06:51:34.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United States, again pushing his long-proposed border wall but stopping short of saying Mexico would fund it. General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo in $8 billion deal 2018-02-23T06:33:44.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion in cash, looking to enter the fast-growing market for natural pet foods, the companies said on Friday. Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China’s central bank - sources 2018-02-23T06:26:15.000000000-05:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), according to three sources with knowledge of the situation.