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Big portion of future GM electric vehicles for China market: executive
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co's China unit will sell a "substantial portion" of the automaker's future electric vehicles, GM China President Matt Tsien said on Wednesday.
FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices
(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said on Wednesday.
White House did not tell Bannon to invoke executive privilege: Kelly
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told Fox News on Wednesday the White House did not tell former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon to invoke executive privilege in closed testimony before Congress on its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
Verizon says new U.S. tax law to increase fourth-quarter earnings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday the tax overhaul bill signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump late last year will result in a one-time reduction in net deferred income tax liabilities of about $16.8 billion.
COLUMN-Commentary: The best way for the U.S. to enable a 5G future
Jan 17 (Reuters) - Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks promise to blow away existing 4G connections. According to the U.S. government, the new systems will deliver 1,000 times more traffic, with far superior reliability and faster response times. Movies will glisten in ultra-high definition, while cities become smart, autonomous cars safe, and the Internet of Things ubiquitous. Mobile broadband may out-perform fiber optics, as The Economist notes, putting “your phone on steroids.”
U.S. enterprise telecoms firm Avaya trades again after bankruptcy
(Reuters) - Avaya Holdings Corp
shares started trading on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, the first time the enterprise telecommunications provider has been public in more than a decade.
UPDATE 1-Shorts on top as January Cboe bitcoin futures settle
NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Bitcoin was seen as coming to the big leagues with the launch of U.S. futures trading in December. For those keeping score at home, the first round of this series was a resounding win for bitcoin bears over the bulls.
Apple issues $2,500 bonuses to employees after new tax law: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Apple Inc told its employees on Wednesday that the iPhone maker is issuing a bonus of $2,500 worth of restricted stock units following the new U.S. tax reform, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
Venezuela says 'false information' published about petro cryptocurrency
CARACAS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Venezuela's government on Wednesday said online media had published "false information" about the petro cryptocurrency being proposed by President Nicolas Maduro.
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