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Bike Boom Nibbles on Asia Gasoline Demand Growth

Bike Boom Nibbles on Asia Gasoline Demand Growth

It is not quite going back to the horse, even if the bicycle was the first contraption to replace beasts...

US Picks Companies to Help Make Rules for Advanced Personal Health Monitors

US Picks Companies to Help Make Rules for Advanced Personal Health Monitors

Digital devices designed to monitor the wearer’s health in much greater detail than current models will need regulatory approval, and...

Twitter to Test 280-character Tweets, Busting Old Limit

Twitter to Test 280-character Tweets, Busting Old Limit

The days of Twitter limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006,...

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Donates $5M to Alma Mater Bowdoin

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Donates $5M to Alma Mater Bowdoin

Netflix chief executive officer and Bowdoin College graduate Reed Hastings says he’s donating $5 million to the school to help...

Sources: SEC Hackers Accessed Authentic Data Used in Tests

Sources: SEC Hackers Accessed Authentic Data Used in Tests

Hackers breached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s computer system last year by taking advantage of companies that used authentic...

Equifax CEO Quits After Massive Data Breach

Equifax CEO Quits After Massive Data Breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith announced his sudden retirement Tuesday following a massive data breach at the credit reporting company earlier...

WTO Filing: US Asks China Not to Enforce Cybersecurity Law

WTO Filing: US Asks China Not to Enforce Cybersecurity Law

The United States has asked China not to implement its new cybersecurity law and is concerned it could damage global...

Trump Administration Offering $200M in STEM and IT Study Grants

Trump Administration Offering $200M in STEM and IT Study Grants

The Trump administration announced Monday that it would offer at least $200 million in grant funding annually for programs that...

Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack

Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack

Global accountancy firm Deloitte has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in breach of confidential information and plans...

Uber Boss Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’ in London

Uber Boss Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’ in London

Uber’s chief executive apologized for “mistakes we have made,” but says he still plans to appeal London’s decision to revoke...

Airbnb Launches Local Tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb Launches Local Tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week with a special host. Her listing...

Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on Taxes vs Health Care

Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on Taxes vs Health Care

Poised to reveal a tax plan that is a pillar of  his economic policy and delivering on a campaign pledge,...

Iraqi Government Asks Foreign Countries to Stop Oil Trade With Kurdistan

Iraqi Government Asks Foreign Countries to Stop Oil Trade With Kurdistan

Iraq on Sunday urged foreign countries to stop importing crude directly from its autonomous Kurdistan region and to restrict oil...

Swiss Voters Reject Raising Women’s Retirement Age

Swiss Voters Reject Raising Women’s Retirement Age

Swiss voters rejected raising women’s retirement age to 65 in a referendum on Sunday on shoring up the wealthy nation’s...

After German Vote, Europe Can Turn to Patching Euro’s Flaws

After German Vote, Europe Can Turn to Patching Euro’s Flaws

Sunday’s national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe’s shared...