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  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, June 22- China's southern province of Hainan will offer foreigners unrestricted internet access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as part of new incentives to boost tourism. China said in April it aimed to make Hainan an international free trade zone by 2020, an announcement that precipitated a short-lived property boom on the island.

  • FRANKFURT, June 20- SAP SE, Europe's most valuable technology company, was sued on Wednesday by U.S. company Teradata, which accused it of stealing trade secrets, copyright infringement and anti-trust violations. The Teradata suit relates to its earlier generation of HANA database products, hosted on company premises, that are still widely in use.

  • HONOLULU— Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent "surge pricing" rates getting higher than the maximum fare set by the city.

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd expects to hit its 1 trillion yen sales target in the next financial year, a year earlier than forecast, a senior executive said on Monday. Reaching 1 trillion yen in sales would propel Donki, as it popularly known, into the ranks of Japan's top retailers, such as Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing Co Ltd,...

  • Lava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018.

    President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster aid for residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged because of the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development. The decision by the Santa Fe National Forest follows years of study and public testimony after a Nevada- based company and...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The president made refueling stops in Guam and Hawaii on his return to Washington.

  • Wells Fargo has not definitively answered the requests from the union-backed Committee for Better Banks for a worker representative to be added to Wells Fargo's recently formed Stakeholder Advisory Council. Wells Fargo spokesman Ancel Martinez said the stakeholder council reviews employee feedback and noted other worker-outreach initiatives such...

  • A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island.

  • Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. Whether and how much of your Social Security benefit is taxed will be determined by "combined income." That's your adjusted gross income, plus any non-taxable interest, plus half your Social Security benefit.

  • Lava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

    A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island.

  • Life in paradise doesn't come cheap.

  • Lava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018.

    An ever-creeping wall of lava from Kilauea Volcano has engulfed two entire seaside housing tracts at the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island.

  • Dramatic new photos show lava from Kilauea filling Kapoho Bay

    New satellite photos show the dramatic changes the Kilauea Volcano is causing on Hawaii's Big Island.

  • BANGKOK, June 6- Shares in Minor International Pcl surged on Wednesday after the Thai hotel and food firm said it was planning to use debt to finance a bid for NH Hotels, a deal valuing the Spanish chain at up to 2.5 billion euros. The proposed purchase would be Thailand's largest overseas hospitality deal and would give Minor hotels with scale and presence in "hard...

  • BANGKOK, June 6- Shares in Minor International Pcl surged on Wednesday after the Thai hotel, food and beverage company said it was planning to use debt to finance its 2.5 billion euros takeover bid for Spain's NH Hotels. The proposed purchase would be Thailand's largest overseas hospitality deal and would give Minor hotels with scale and presence in "hard to get"...

  • A woman takes photos while riding a tour boat to view Kilauea volcano lava entering the Pacific Ocean at dawn, as a steam plume rises, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 22, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

    A growing river of molten rock flowing from a fissure at the foot of Kilauea Volcano is believed to have demolished scores of additional homes, civil defense officials said.

  • BANGKOK, June 6- Shares in Minor International Pcl surged on Wednesday after it said it would look to debt financing for its takeover bid for NH Hotels- a deal valuing the Spanish chain at up to 2.5 billion euros. The proposed purchase would be Thailand's largest overseas hospitality deal and would give the acquisitive firm hotels with scale and presence in "...

  • Resident Stacy Welch inspects lava next to a destroyed home located 250-feet from her home, which remains standing, in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 7, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

    Lava from the foot of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano swallowed about three dozen more homes on the Big Island during the weekend, bringing the total number to nearly 120 since last month, officials said.

  • Hawaii is open for business and there are more attractive deals: Hilton CEO

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta comments regarding the decline in tourism in Hawaii due to volcanic activity.