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  • LONDON, Aug 1- Britain should turn up the pragmatism and tone down the ideology in its Brexit negotiations, and address the future status of workers from other European Union countries as a matter of urgency, the boss of retailer Dixons Carphone said on Tuesday. Chief Executive Seb James also called for more clarity from Theresa May's government on a potential...

  • *Apple signals it wants to be on right side of China regulators. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Aug 1- Apple Inc is binding itself more closely to China as its share of the world's biggest smartphone market slips and it becomes more reliant on selling services which require government approval. And Apple has announced it will establish its first China data center in the...

  • *Books Y158 bln record Q1 op profit, beats estimates. *Keeps FY view at Y500 bln, highest since March' 98. TOKYO, Aug 1- Sony Corp booked its best-ever first-quarter profit on Tuesday, taking the firm one step toward its highest annual result in two decades, as smartphone makers demand more of its image sensors for high-end handsets sporting twin rear cameras.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The Wisconsin governor ordered the state legislature back into special session on Tuesday to consider an incentive package that would award Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn $3 billion over 15 years in mostly cash incentives and waive several state environmental reviews. Foxconn said last week in a White House ceremony it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday defended his plan to give a $3 billion tax break over 15 years to convince Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a $10 billion LCD flat screen factory. Rival Republican Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan tweaked Walker, saying: "You have to ask what price is Wisconsin paying to get them...

  • July 27- Apple Inc said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes with Spotify and Pandora Media Inc.. The two devices are the direct descendants of the original iPod introduced by then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2001,...

  • July 27- Price hikes and strong demand helped Dow Chemical Co beat Wall Street estimates in its last quarter before the chemicals giant merges with DuPont. The $130 billion Dow-DuPont merger is on track to close next month, after which the new company is likely to break up into three independent, publicly traded units. "We had broad-based price bump in the quarter...

  • *Q2 op profit 14.1 trln won, tops Q1 as highest-ever. SEOUL, July 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said a memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to Apple Inc.. Chips were Samsung's top earner in the three months through June, as more...

  • SEOUL, July 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter, after reporting a record operating profit for the three months through June. The company on Thursday also announced its third share buyback of the year, at 1.7 trillion won worth of common shares, as part of the 9.3 trillion won annual...

  • SEOUL, July 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter, after reporting a record operating profit for the three months through June. "Looking ahead to the third quarter, the company expects favourable semiconductor conditions to continue, although overall earnings may slightly decline...

  • SEOUL, July 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said income from memory chips helped it book record quarterly profit for the three months through June, as the South Korean tech firm reported earnings results that matched its earlier guidance. Operating profit rose 72.7 percent in the second quarter from the same period a year earlier, to 14.1 trillion won,...

  • July 26- Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin, a deal President Donald Trump asserted would not have happened without his efforts. Trump praised Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a White House event, asserting: "If I didn't get elected, he definitely wouldn't be...

  • July 26- Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin. It said last month it plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said at a White House event that the state will award $3 billion in...

  • TORONTO, July 26- Canada's main stock index slipped on Wednesday, as financial stocks fell after the U.S. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 30.98 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,171.39. Canadian National Railway Co fell 2.4 percent to C $99.00 despite reporting profit and revenue that beat expectations after the closing bell on...

  • July 26- Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will announce plans to build a multi-billion dollar flat panel screen plant in Wisconsin at a White House event later on Wednesday, a source briefed on the matter said. A White House official said President Donald Trump is hosting an event at 5 p.m. EDT with Foxconn "for a technology manufacturing initiative...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. TSA said the new rules have been in place in a pilot project...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. Last week, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said 180...

  • July 26- Electronics manufacturer Foxconn will announce plans to build a multi-billion dollar flat panel screen plant in Wisconsin at a White House event later on Wednesday, a source briefed on the matter said. A White House official said President Donald Trump is hosting an event at 5 p.m. EDT with Foxconn "for a technology manufacturing initiative...

  • July 26- Electronics manufacturer Foxconn will announce plans to build a multi-billion dollar flat panel screen plant in Wisconsin at a White House event later on Wednesday, a source briefed on the matter said. A White House official said President Donald Trump is hosting an event at 5 p.m. EDT with Foxconn "for a technology manufacturing initiative...

  • TORONTO, July 26- Canada's main stock index was little changed in morning trade on Wednesday, as losses for railway stocks were offset by gains among natural resource companies. Grocery chain operator Lowbaw's Cos Ltd fell 4.3 percent to C $68.39 after barely beating profit expectations, while electronics manufacturer Celestica Inc lost 4.1 percent to C...