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After night in cell, Samsung scion taken for questioning

SEOUL (Reuters) - Handcuffed and tied with white rope, the scion of one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Samsung Group, was taken on Saturday for questioning by South Korean authorities after spending a night in a small detention cell. Read More

 

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U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. More »

 

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week. More »

 

Snap IPO expected to price March 1 after market closes

(Reuters) - The initial public offering of Snap Inc, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, is expected to price March 1 after the market closes, Fidelity Investments told brokerage clients on Friday. More »

 

Exclusive: SoftBank willing to cede control of Sprint to entice T-Mobile - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T> is prepared to give up control of Sprint Corp to Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile US Inc to clinch a merger of the two U.S. wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. More »

 

Accenture to create 15,000 jobs in U.S.

(Reuters) - Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 "highly skilled" new jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. More »

 

S&P downgrade warning sends Toshiba shares falling

TOKYO (Reuters) - S&P Global Inc said in a report on Friday it could cut its rating of Toshiba Corp <6502.T> credit by several notches should the Japanese firm receive financial support that includes debt restructuring, sending Toshiba stock down 9 percent. More »

 

Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company's platform could be the "social infrastructure" for the globe. More »

 

Apple to start India manufacturing in coming months with iPhone SE: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. More »

 

Rheinmetall, Raytheon to cooperate in defence technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German and U.S. defence groups Rheinmetall and Raytheon have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate globally on defence technology, they said in a joint statement on Friday. More »

 

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