May 18, 2017 / 5:42 AM / 8 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - May 18

May 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Puerto Rico's first day in federal court to reduce its $123 billion in bond debt and unfunded pensions got off to a cordial enough start on Wednesday, but after a few hours, the gloves started to come off.

- American and European officials met on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss aviation security after the United States Department of Homeland Security said it was considering a ban on laptop computers and tablets in the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights.

- Lloyds, one of Britain's four largest lenders, said on Wednesday that it had returned to private ownership after the British government sold its final stake.

- Hundreds of thousands of Greeks walked off the job on Wednesday, heeding the call of labor unions to join a 24-hour general strike to protest a new round of austerity measures nearing approval in Parliament.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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