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U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc . Read More

 

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J&J, JPMorgan suspend YouTube ads over offensive videos

(Reuters) - U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson and JPMorgan Chase & Co became the latest big U.S. companies to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. More »

 

Accenture's full-year profit forecast disappoints, shares fall

(Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc slightly raised its full-year profit forecast, but the revised outlook was still largely below market expectations, sending the company's shares down as much as 4.5 percent. More »

 

Uber Canada urges government to retain tax advantage

(Reuters) - Uber Canada on Thursday urged the Canadian government to retain a tax advantage available to ride-services companies, a day after the country's Liberal administration proposed removing the measure. More »

 

China's Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes over green car brand

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd [CHERY.UL] has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz's use of the "EQ" name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG unit in the world's largest electric car market. More »

 

Micron's profit beats as memory chip prices jump

(Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefited from higher average selling prices for its memory chips used in PCs amid tight supplies and a surge in demand for its storage chips found in smartphones. More »

 

Tata Consultancy says plans to step up local hiring in U.S.

BOAO, China (Reuters) - India's top software services exporter Tata Consultancy Services will step up local hiring in the United States and has no plans to cut investments there as it continues to expect robust growth from its biggest overseas market. More »

 

U.S. fines Experian $3 million for deceiving customers about its credit scores

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Thursday it fined Experian and its subsidiaries $3 million for falsely telling customers its credit scores were used by lenders in making decisions. More »

 

Oi shares jump on debt plan; capital questions remain

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A new reorganization plan from Brazil's debt-laden phone carrier Oi SA boosted shares on Thursday, but analysts continued to focus on the need for fresh capital after a heavy fourth-quarter loss. More »

 

China's ZTE posts fourth-quarter net loss after U.S. sanction case fine

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp <000063.SZ> <0763.HK> on Thursday reported a net loss of 5.22 billion yuan ($760 million) in fourth-quarter profit, as it booked a $892 million charge to settle a U.S. sanctions case. More »

 

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