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  • *DRAM, NAND supply shortage to persist throughout 2017. SEOUL, June 21- Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply. While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd- which is also the world's top...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm's broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of rival...

  • June 20- Amazon.com Inc wants to turn your living room into a fitting room. The e-commerce giant, already one of the biggest apparel sellers in the United States, on Tuesday unveiled a test program called Prime Wardrobe. Last week Amazon said it would buy grocer Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, an aggressive step into the brick-and-mortar retail world and...

  • June 20- U.S. stocks fell from record levels on Tuesday as a sharp drop in oil prices hurt energy stocks and some investors were wary of a congressional election in Georgia. Oil prices nosedived to seven-month lows after news of increases in supply by several key producers, a trend that has undermined attempts by OPEC and other producers to support the market...

  • San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature to its app despite drivers' complaints that the extra money would help compensate for decreasing wages. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips, Uber said. Lyft Inc, which is Uber's chief ride-services competitor in the United...

  • Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent to seven-month lows after supply hikes by several key producers overshadowed compliance by OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers on a deal to cut global output. That slide weighed down energy stocks on Wall Street and in Europe. "Obviously you go back to the first part of 2016 when oil made a deep dip it dragged a lot of other things with it,"...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber Technologies Inc will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips. Tipping is part of a broader...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the new waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of...

  • Realtor.com ranked more than 900 metro areas by their rate of increase in million-dollar listings over the last three years, Curbed reports.

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The three-country group has been fighting to counter a 2.2 trillion yen offer from U.S. chipmaker Broadcom and its partner, U.S....

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The three-country group has been fighting to counter a 2.2 trillion yen from U.S. chipmaker Broadcom and its partner, U.S. private...

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The group includes the state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the government's Development Bank of Japan, and U.S....

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Beginning Tuesday, job hunters will be able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search engine collects across the internet. Google is teaming up with a variety of help-wanted and employer-rating services, including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers,...

  • LOS GATOS, Calif., June 19- U.S. local social networking phenomenon Nextdoor is entering Germany, Europe's largest market, the company said on Monday, following expansion moves last year into Britain and the Netherlands, where it has grown rapidly. Nextdoor has raised over $210 million in funding from top-tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists, with its last...

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday named lawyer Elizabeth Cabraser to lead the case brought against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV by owners over allegations it bypassed diesel emission controls. Fiat Chrysler's lead lawyer is Robert Giuffra of law firm Sullivan& Cromwell LLP, who also represented Volkswagen.

  • Air travel could get a speed boost in just a few years as Boom Technology aims to reintroduce supersonic flight travel.