Toyota Deepens Panasonic Battery Ties in Rush for Electric Cars
Toyota Motor Corp. deepened a partnership with battery producer Panasonic Corp. as Asia's biggest carmaker, which initially bet big on hydrogen for clean technology, accelerates efforts to make its presence felt in electric cars. The largest supplier ...
Toyota Sees Half of Sales Coming From Hybrids, EVsWall Street Journal
Toyota, Panasonic To Study Feasibility Of Automotive Prismatic Battery BusinessNasdaq
Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteriesReuters
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Google can't miss out on China's AI boom—so it's opening a research lab there
Google announced today it will open a lab in Beijing dedicated to researching artificial intelligence (AI). The news comes as China's government and tech companies race ahead to dominate the field, putting Google in a position where it has no choice ...
Google to open artificial intelligence centre in ChinaBBC News
Google to Open Beijing AI Center in Latest Expansion in ChinaBloomberg
Google Launching Artificial Intelligence Research Center in ChinaU.S. News & World Report
Shephard Media -TNW -SiliconANGLE News (blog) -Caixin Global
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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania” that has seen the digital asset ...
South Korea Seeks Measures to Curb Bitcoin FrenzyBloomberg
South Korea is going bitcoin crazyNBC Montana
South Korea to tax Bitcoin profits, ban foreigners from tradingZDNet
The Korea Herald -ForexLive -Xinhua -KDAL
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Fed 2018 Dots in Focus for Yellen Swan Song: Decision Day Guide
Peak Asset Management's Niv Dagan discusses the U.S. economy and the timing of the next Fed rate hike. As investors await 2018 direction from Federal Reserve chairman nominee Jerome Powell, they will get one last chance to hear Janet Yellen's take on ...
Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hikeSFGate
Core Inflation Cools In November As Fed Gets Set To Hike Key RateInvestor's Business Daily
Yields dip on slow CPI printSeeking Alpha
Plainview Daily Herald -Interactive Investor
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Founder of China's embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The high-profile founder of struggling Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has been placed on an official blacklist of debt defaulters, a further blow to a firm that had spent heavily to compete in areas from smart cars to online ...
China's blacklist of defaulters now includes an entrepreneur who took on Apple and TeslaQuartz
A Wannabe Tesla Rival Appears to Be on a Knife EdgeMIT Technology Review
Faraday Future Boss Accused Of Making $75 Million Trust Fund For His Kids With Company MoneyJalopnik
Financial Times -LeftLane News -Autoblog (blog) -China Money Network
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Democrat Doug Jones scored an upset win in a deeply Republican state, capturing the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in a special election that drove a wedge within the Republican party and gave Democrats another burst of momentum ahead of the 2018 midterm races.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out pursuing a traditional Cold War-style containment and deterrence strategy against a nuclear-armed North Korea, citing concerns that Pyongyang will transform its arsenal into a commercial business and sell nuclear weapons to other actors.
UPDATE 1-Ex-Trump aide Carter Page tells court to stop AT&T Time Warner deal
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page argued in court papers on Tuesday that AT&T Inc should not be permitted to buy CNN parent Time Warner Inc because there was a risk it would lead to “recklessness” in journalism ...
Justice Department Finds Ally In Battle Over AT&T Time Warner: Former Trump Advisor Carter PageDeadline
Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Files Brief in AT&T Antitrust CaseLaw.com
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The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio have reached an agreement on legislation to tighten restrictions on police stops, ending years of negotiations and angering criminal-justice activists who said the measure doesn’t go far enough.
A career Justice Department lawyer under fire from allies of President Donald Trump for meeting with the author of a controversial dossier was never involved in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to current and former Justice Department officials.
Republicans reconciling House and Senate tax bills say they are narrowing their differences, putting a $1.4 trillion tax cut on track to be unveiled by Friday and passed by both chambers next week.
Recent “lone wolf” attacks in New York present a challenge for law-enforcement officials and government agencies: how to identify terrorists acting alone before they strike.
Family relationships have long formed the core of the U.S. immigration system. These preferences are now being targeted by Republicans led by President Donald Trump, who wants to reduce legal as well as illegal immigration to the U.S.
Robots Are Being Used Against San Francisco's Homeless
According to a recent report by The San Francisco Business Times, autonomous crime-fighting machines known as K9s are patrolling city sidewalks to deter homeless people from setting up tent encampments. The San Francisco SPAC (Society for the ...
San Francisco Embraces Everyone but Delivery RobotsIndependent Women's Forum (blog)
Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San FranciscoBusiness Insider
A San Francisco Animal Shelter Used a Robot to Get Rid of Homeless PeopleTheStranger.com
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Toshiba, Western Digital Settle Fight Over Chip Unit Sale
Toshiba Corp. and Western Digital Corp. ended a months-long legal spat that had threatened to derail the $18 billion sale of Toshiba's flash-memory business and cut the U.S. company off from a future supply of vital new products. Western Digital is ...
Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain dealAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Toshiba and Western Digital settle legal disputeFinancial Times
Toshiba, Western Digital deal to allow sale of chip unitSacramento Bee
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Senators from both parties poured cold water Tuesday on a House Republican plan that would fund the military through September while keeping the rest of the government running only into January.
U.S. law-enforcement officials are investigating allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Brazil.
Lyft goes international with Toronto launch
Lyft has officially opened for business in Toronto, its first market outside the U.S. The Canadian expansion was announced last month, and December 12 is the first day of official operations with ride-hailing services available in the city. Lyft ...
Lyft starts Canada service in first international forayReuters
This Guy Got Charged $18500 For A 20-Minute Uber RideBuzzFeed News
A 20-minute Uber to the hospital cost this man thousands — and Uber support said it was correctTheBlaze.com
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UPDATE 1-Asia Morning Call-Global Markets
Dec 13 (Reuters) - Stock Markets Net Chng Stock Markets Net Chng S&P/ASX 200** 6,013.200 14.917 NZX 50** 8,271.360 -9.45 DJIA** 24,505.56 119.53 NIKKEI** 22,866.17 -72.56 Nasdaq** 6,862.317 -12.761 FTSE** 7,500.41 46.93 S&P 500** 2,664.16 4.18 Hang ...
Asian Markets Mixed Ahead Of Fed DecisionNasdaq
ASX seen flat even as Wall St rallies to record high on financialsThe Australian Financial Review
Asian markets mixed as traders await Fed rates outcomeFinancial Times
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New law reinstates small drone registration in the US
Back in December 2015, the FAA announced that drone owners had to register any device over 0.55 pounds. The new rule was actually championed by big tech companies like Amazon and Google, and by drone industry players like Intel and DJI. Sensible ...
US once again requires that you register your droneEngadget
It's Time to Register Your Small Drones AgainGizmodo
Workshop for drone operators is set for JanuarySIU News
DroneLife (blog) -TIME
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