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  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Electric carmaker Tesla's northern Nevada battery plant is creating jobs more slowly than first projected, although state officials say it's still making satisfactory progress. Nevada landed the factory after an intense competition between several states. Tesla reported it had invested $374 million in capital in Nevada so far, below the...

  • 'Seismic shifts' upending tech giants' patent race Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:00 AM ET
    IBM inventor Jeremy Greenberger contributed new patent applications in 2015 to advance the future of cognitive, cloud and Internet of Things.

    IBM kept its top spot in IFI's annual patents ranking for a 23rd straight year, but other players are shaking up the game.

  • *Unknown risk about China hurts market- traders. TOKYO, Jan 7- Japanese stocks tumbled on Thursday for a fourth day after China's central bank weakened the yuan- sparking a sharp strengthening of the yen and rattling investors already on edge over geopolitical tensions. The dollar dropped as much as 0.7 percent to 117.66 yen, a level last seen in late August,...

  • TOKYO, Jan 7- Japanese stocks fell on Thursday morning after China's central bank weakened the yuan- sparking a sharp strengthening of the yen, hurting exporters and tarnishing sentiment in a market already on edge over geopolitical tensions and signs that China's economy is slowing. A selloff on China's benchmark Shanghai composite index eventually led to...

  • Asian markets remained pressured Wednesday after North Korea's purported nuclear test. But markets in China bucked the trend to finish solidly higher.

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese stocks edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday as shares in China clawed back some ground after plunging 7 percent in the previous session, calming fears of an extended global selloff. "U.S. markets posted their worst start in over a decade after the selloff in China... with capital flows to risk-off assets and flight to quality remaining prevailing...

  • CES 2016: Smart homes, smart cars, virtual reality Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    People pass a CES sign during preparations for the 2016 International CES trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 3, 2016.

    What to watch for at CES: Smart homes, self-driving cars, wearables, virtual and augmented reality, and drones dominate.

  • TOKYO, Dec 28- Major Japanese firms plan to use their excess cash next year on capital investments and M&As rather than higher salaries, according to a Reuters poll, showing few businesses plan to heed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for wage hikes. Telecommunications company NTT, seasoning maker Ajinomoto Co Inc and Asahi Kasei Corp were among the 21 firms...

  • Japan stocks slip, China shares rise in thin trading Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | 2:49 AM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past an electronic board showing prices of Japan's Nikkei average in Tokyo.

    Japan's Nikkei share average ended a shade lower in holiday-thinned Christmas trading, with the slightly stronger yen capping risk appetite.

  • TOKYO, Dec 25- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Friday morning in holiday-thinned Christmas trading, with the slightly stronger yen capping risk appetite. "The mood pretty much relies on the dollar-yen levels today," said Yutaka Miura, a senior technical analyst at Mizuho Securities. Exporters lost ground, with Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co each...

  • *Rulings a victory in Japan's slow move to resume atomic power. *Kansai Electric stock falls despite victory. FUKUI, Japan, Dec 24- A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns.

  • *Rulings a victory in Japan's slow move to resume atomic power. FUKUI, Japan, Dec 24- A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan's second-biggest utility to keep the reactors idled over safety concerns. The ruling signals judicial support for Japan's beefed up...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian markets ended mostly a tad higher Tuesday, as the jolly fat man delivered a glimmer of green in the little time left to trade before the holiday.

  • *Toshiba stumbles after it says will book record loss. *Mitsumi surges after Minebea says to acquire it. TOKYO, Dec 22- Tokyo stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as investors sought fresh trading cues, while Toshiba and Mitsumi Electric hit the headlines on individual news.

  • TOKYO, Dec 21- Japanese stocks fell in thin trading on Monday morning as the yen gained against the dollar, putting pressure on exporters after the Bank of Japan disappointed markets with minor adjustments to its massive stimulus program. "Markets weren't impressed by the BOJ's actions on Friday and currently that alone is enough to see the index capitulate,"...

  • TOKYO, Dec 18- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning on sliding oil prices and as investors awaited more market catalysts after the U.S. Investors will look to Bank Of Japan's policy decision on Friday with the central bank widely expected to keep its monetary stimulus programme unchanged. "The market is expected to stay calm," said Chihiro Ohta,...

  • "The markets are really hanging onto Janet Yellen's comments about a strengthening economy, particularly in big export countries like Japan, which relies on U.S. consumers to buy its goods," said Gavin Parry, managing director of Parry International Trading. Panasonic Corp gained 1.5 percent while Bridgestone Corp climbed 3.3 percent and Toyota Motor Corp...

  • *Apple suppliers slip on Morgan Stanley iPhone sales outlook. Apple Inc's component suppliers slid after Morgan Stanley forecast a drop in iPhone sales in the next fiscal year. TDK Corp tumbled 3.9 percent, Murata Manufacturing Co dropped 2.3 percent and Nitto Denko Corp fell 2.8 percent.

  • Asian stocks mostly down, Nikkei at 1-month low Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets fell Thursday, taking cues from a weak finish in the U.S.

  • Nikkei slips as sliding oil, firmer yen hurt sentiment Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 9:41 PM ET

    Panasonic Corp shares fell 1.4 percent to a 1-1/ 2 month low during the morning session, while Nissan Motor Co Ltd slipped as much as 2.1 percent to a 5-1/ 2 week low. Bridgestone Motor Corp shares fell 1.9 percent after U.S. auto parts retailer Pep Boys rebuffed the tire maker's bid to buy the company in favor of a proposal from Carl Icahn. Department store operator...