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  • Employees work on the assembly line for the production of the ID.3 electric car at the Volkswagen plant. The vehicle is part of the new ID series with which Volkswagen is investing billions in e-mobility. The Zwickau plant was rebuilt for production in Zwickau.

    Starting in January, the state will only buy from automakers that recognize California's legal authority to set emissions standards.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing U.S. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased $58.6 million in vehicles from General Motors Co, $55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, $10.6 million from Toyota Motor Corp...

  • Nov 18- Three people were shot and killed in a morning attack at an Oklahoma Walmart on Monday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the latest in a string of deadly shootings in the United States. Duncan is a town of roughly 22,000 people located about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City. California was also hit by a school shooting in Santa Clarita last week in...

  • Police work at the scene of a shooting, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, Calif.

    Four people were killed and six more wounded when "unknown suspects" sneaked into a backyard filled with people in central California and fired into the crowd. The shooting took place about 6pm on Fresno's southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game.

  • Three victims were killed, local media reported citing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials could not immediately be reached for comment. California was also hit by a school shooting in Santa Clarita last week in which a 16- year-old boy shot and killed two classmates before turning the gun on himself, and a San Diego shooting on...

  • ZURICH, Nov 18- Novartis is exiting drug discovery at its Shanghai site and shifting its focus to drug development, saying accelerating approvals in China are pushing the Swiss company to dedicate the operation's resources to getting its medicines to market. About 150 of the more than 1,000 Shanghai staffers will lose their research jobs, while Novartis plans...

  • Police work at the scene of a shooting, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, Calif.

    Four people were killed and six more wounded when "unknown suspects" sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, Nov 18- Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc has established a joint venture with Japanese insurance holding company Sompo Holdings Inc that will initially focus on health and cybersecurity clients, Palantir said. The joint venture, owned 50-50 by Palantir and Sompo, will service Japanese government as well...

  • DETROIT, Nov 17- The Mustang Mach E electric sport utility vehicle Ford Motor Co unveiled in Los Angeles on Sunday is more than another car for the storied automaker. For Chief Executive Jim Hackett, the Mach E's aggressive design and futuristic interior represent a long-awaited, visible sign of the overhaul of the company's product creation process he has...

  • DETROIT, Nov 17- The Mustang Mach E electric sport utility vehicle Ford Motor Co unveiled in Los Angeles on Sunday is more than another car for the storied automaker. For Chief Executive Jim Hackett, the Mach E's aggressive design and futuristic interior represent a long-awaited, visible sign of the overhaul of the company's product creation process that he has...

  • AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz's TheMarker business newspaper and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank. AnyVision, which denied to NBC such use of its services, did not respond to a request for comment. M12, the venture fund of Redmond, Washington-...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google's bid to escape Oracle Corp's multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones. A jury cleared Google in 2016, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google's bid to escape Oracle Corp's multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones. A jury cleared Google in 2016, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in...

  • Nov 15- Three of Apple Inc's former top semiconductor executives in charge of iPhone chips have founded a startup to design processors for data centers, aiming to take on current industry leaders Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.. NUVIA Inc was founded by Gerard Williams III, Manu Gulati and John Bruno in early 2019 and is developing a processor...

  • The newest Chopt Creative Salad Co location, which opened Tuesday in New York, is unlike any of the chain's other 61 sites. Atlanta- based Chick-fil-A Inc has similar sites in Nashville and Louisville, where customers order and prepay online with the option for delivery or pickup. Chick-fil-A is also trying something different, opening three pilot "delivery...

  • Nov 15- The launch of Apple TV+, coupled with Apple Inc's foray into digital services, could help the company increase its income from advertising by more than five fold to $11 billion annually within the next six years, analysts from JP Morgan said on Friday. Raising his share price target for the iPhone maker, analyst Samik Chatterjee argued the company could...

  • OTTAWA/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 14- The widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning and other new technologies may be boosting potential output in ways that could take years to show up in the data, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday. In the meantime, Poloz said, and in light of the potentially large number of people who could lose...

  • Bank of Canada governor says@. Nov 14- The widespread adoption of new technologies is making it harder for central banks to manage monetary policy but could also boost potential output, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz suggested in a research paper on Thursday. In the paper that will form the basis of a speech he is set to give in San Francisco later on Thursday,...

  • The latest evidence that the U.S.- China trade war has hurt the global economy was illustrated by sub-par growth figures on Thursday from China and Japan, followed by lacklustre updates in Britain and Europe. White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow told an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington late on Thursday that a deal was "getting close",...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp, expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process. President Donald Trump has long criticized Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos. A challenge to the Defense Department's award...