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  • Harman buying Bang & Olufsen Automotive audio business Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The audio and electronic systems company Harman International Industries Inc. will buy Bang& Olufsen Automotive for about $157.3 million. Bang& Olufsen makes sound systems, which are available in high-end luxury cars including Audi, Aston Martin, BMW and Mercedes-Benz car models. Harman will assume all Bang& Olufsen Automotive customer programs, and...

  • *Oil imports from Iran at 220,000 bpd in year to March 31. *U.S. pressured India not to raise annual Iran oil imports. NEW DELHI, March 31- India halted oil imports from Iran for the first time in at least a decade in March as New Delhi responded to U.S. pressure to keep its shipments from Tehran within sanction limits during the last month of negotiations on a preliminary...

  • That's the plan for economic development in this otherwise sleepy town of Trimble, tucked away among the corn and soybean fields of northwestern Tennessee. Ballard, the proprietor of the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, wants to bring the biker party vibe back to his Tennessee home town by catering to hot rods, custom motorcycles and live concerts...

  • LONDON, March 31- Elliott Advisors, the rebel shareholder seeking a boardroom shake-up at Alliance Trust, rejected the trust's defence of its performance, costs and dividend policy on Tuesday, and reiterated calls for the election of three new directors. Using data from third parties including AIC, Bloomberg and MSCI, Elliott said that over all relevant return...

  • Greatfire.org said Chinese authorities carried out the attacks by installing malicious code on the computers of users visiting the popular Chinese search engine Baidu and related sites and using those computers to overwhelm Github and Greatfire.org websites with service requests. The Open Technology Fund, a U.S. government-backed initiative to...

  • KUWAIT CITY— The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year— the organizations largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country. Earlier, Kuwait, which is hosting the third annual conference, pledged $500...

  • The policy adopted by American Pharmacists Association delegates at their annual meeting Monday makes an ethical stand against providing such drugs, saying they run contrary to the role of pharmacists as health care providers. "Now there is unanimity among all health professions in the United States who represent anybody who might be asked to be involved in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the illegal black market Silk Road website while they and their agencies were operating an undercover investigation of the online drug bazaar. Force was the lead investigator of one aspect of the...

  • LOS ALAMITOS, California— Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3- D printer, that was a different story. the otherwise shy little girl said with an exuberant grin as she stood surrounded by high-tech...

  • But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. "It's a recipe for disaster," said James Perham, president of Extreme Transportation Corp., an automobile-hauling company near San Diego that filed a complaint with regulators about Michelin tires after seven blowouts caused an estimated $20,000 to...

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The State Department released a total of four emails...

  • SINGAPORE, March 31- The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Tuesday and was on track for its best quarter since 2008, bolstered by the diverging outlook for monetary policy in the United States compared to other major economies. That poses a stark contrast to policies in the euro zone and Japan, where central banks are engaged in quantitative easing to...

  • PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, March 31- In Sarita Bay, a remote cove on Canada's Vancouver Island, aboriginal-owned land used for decades by loggers is slowly being reimagined as a multibillion-dollar export terminal to ship liquefied natural gas to Asia. Aboriginal groups in the West Coast province of British Columbia are often in the news for opposing...

  • NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It was a run-of-the-mill complaint— a smell of gas— with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking. While officials caution that they aren't certain of the cause of last week's blast in New York's East Village, it is highlighting a long-known problem with potentially deadly...

  • TOKYO— Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. "As of today, Japan will not join AIIB and a clear explanation has not been received from China," Suga...

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates that 90 percent of all data generated by mobile and "smart" devices is never analyzed.

  • WASHINGTON— Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. Calling themselves the "Corinthian 100"— named for the troubled Corinthian Colleges, Inc., which operated Everest College, Heald College and WyoTech before agreeing last summer to sell or close its 100- plus campuses— about 100 current and former students are refusing to pay back their loans, according to the...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- A month ago, it seemed inevitable: a massive global oversupply of crude oil production would overwhelm storage tanks in Oklahoma and fill supertankers off Singapore. Now, there are growing signs that the U.S. oil market can avoid the doomsday scenario in which it runs out of room to stockpile surplus crude, a development that oil traders worried...

  • March 30- U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cablevision's $1 bid takes into account the New York Daily News' reported $30 million annual loss and $150 million investment in a printing...