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  • TOKYO, April 25- Panasonic Corp may upgrade one of its battery plants in Japan to produce advanced-format battery cells for Tesla Inc if needed by the U.S. electric vehicle maker, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Panasonic, currently the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla, produces cells for the EV maker at their joint plant in the...

  • April 23- Gold prices edged up on Tuesday as Washington moved to choke off Iran's oil revenues, prompting safe haven buying, but gains were capped by a strong dollar and Asian shares hovering near a nine-month peak. *The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues...

  • April 18- Japan has extradited a father and son to the United States to face charges in Las Vegas over their alleged roles in a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the extradition of Junzo Suzuki and Paul Suzuki five months after the conviction of Edwin Fujinaga, the former...

  • Zinke, who ran the Interior Department, which oversees Americas vast public lands, aggressively pursued President Donald Trumps agenda to promote oil drilling and coal mining by expanding federal leasing, cutting royalty rates, and easing land protections despite environmental protests. It also has the Keystone project, which has 650 mining claims on a...

  • TOKYO/ BENGALURU, April 11- Panasonic Corp and Tesla Inc will continue to make new investments in the U.S. electric carmaker's Gigafactory as needed, but believe they can squeeze more out of existing resources than previously planned, Tesla said on Thursday. Separately, Panasonic said it was watching the demand situation in the electric car market before making...

  • TOKYO/ BENGALURU, April 11- Panasonic Corp is studying further investments in battery production at its Gigafactory venture with Tesla Inc, the company said, responding to a media report that the two companies had frozen previous plans. Tesla, whose shares fell 3.3 percent in trading before the bell in New York, said it would continue to invest in the Nevada plant...

  • April 10- U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would require major tech companies to detect and remove any discriminatory biases embedded in their computer models, underscoring Washington's growing interest in regulating Silicon Valley. Senator Cory Booker and Representative Yvette Clarke, both Democrats, joined Wyden in introducing the bill,...

  • *S&P eyes best winning streak since October 2017. April 5- U.S. stocks rose on Friday boosted by better-than-expected job growth in March, which eased concerns of a domestic slowdown, and hopes that the United States and China would resolve their trade dispute. These numbers are definitely helping reduce them, "said Ryan Nauman, market strategist at Informa...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- President Donald Trump, hammering on a favorite theme, proposed another idea on Friday for cracking down on what he describes as a crisis of undocumented immigration and drug trafficking on the U.S.- Mexico border. Praising Mexico for moving recently against drug traffickers, Trump said, "If they continue that, everything will be fine.

  • April 4- Goldcorp shareholders approved Newmont Mining Corp's $10 billion takeover offer on Thursday, removing one of the last remaining hurdles to create the world's largest gold producer. The deal, which would create a company with assets in the Americas, Africa and Australia, will be voted on by Newmont shareholders next Thursday. Vancouver- based Goldcorp...

  • BOSTON, April 2- Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday released an investigative report concluding that former executives of Wynn Resorts Ltd concealed sexual misconduct allegations against the casino operator's billionaire founder, Steve Wynn. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released the report at the start of a three-day hearing focused...

  • Former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores introduced former Vice President Joe Biden at a get-out-the-vote rally at a union hall on November 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Lucy Flores, a former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada, accused former vice president Joe Biden of kissing the back of her head during a rally in 2014.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by online shoe retailer Zappos to throw out a class-action lawsuit by customers who said their personal information was stolen by hackers in 2012.. The justices denied an appeal by Zappos, a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc, of a ruling by a California- based federal appeals court that revived the...

  • The engineer, Guangzhi Cao, copied more than 300,000 files related to Autopilot source code as he prepared to join China's Xiaopeng Motors Technology Company Ltd, the Silicon Valley carmaker said in the lawsuit filed in a California court. Separately, Tesla lawyers on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against four former employees and U.S. self-driving car startup...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- The streaming digital sports service ESPN+ will become the exclusive distributor of pay-per-view events for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the United States, the companies announced on Monday. The events will begin on April 13, almost exactly a year since parent company Walt Disney Co launched ESPN+ to retain viewers as traditional...

  • *Boeing slides on Ethiopia crash data scrutiny. March 18- U.S. stocks flitted between gains and losses on Monday, with losses in Boeing and Facebook limiting gains while investors waited for the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later this week for further clues on the pace of interest rate hikes. "A lot of it right now is just investors sitting on their hands...

  • The new rules, announced by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, fits within the Trump administration's broader plan to increase energy production on federal lands by loosening environmental regulations. They include California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota opted out of amending...

  • March 14- Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue. TV stations Thursday and run throughout the National Collegiate...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- Tesla Inc will unveil its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals. Musk plans to unveil the car and offer pricing and other details at a small event at Tesla's design studio in...

  • *Boeing gives up gains after Canada grounds MAX jets. That gives investors confidence that the Fed is going to remain dovish, "said Ryan Nauman, market strategist at Informa Financial Intelligence in Zephyr Cove, Nevada. Boeing Co pared gains to trade flat after Canada became the latest country to ground the company's best-selling 737 MAX jets following a second...