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  • A Singapore Airlines and a Tiger Air plane parked at Changi International Airport in Singapore on July 29, 2014.

    A baggage handler at Singapore's Changi Airport swapped tags on hundreds of bags, sending the luggage to the wrong destinations.

  • The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies' agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless Western Digital's subsidiary Sandisk is also allowed to invest. The court, a branch of the International Chamber of Commerce, is an institution for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- The hackers who broke into widely used computer utility software in August also tried to infect machines at Microsoft, Intel and other top technology companies, according to research by Cisco Systems released late on Wednesday. That suggests the breach, disclosed on Monday, was far more serious than initially described by Piriform, maker...

  • The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies' agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless Western Digital's subsidiary Sandisk was also allowed to invest. The court, a branch of the International Chamber of Commerce, is an institution...

  • The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. The company is "investigating a fix for a future software release," Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told Reuters. But other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data...

  • Sept 20- California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips,...

  • NEW YORK— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week. The CFPB also had evidence that the bank's sales problems went back to at least 2006— far...

  • Sept 20- Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections. Some 20 Democrats from the Senate and House of Representatives signed the letter. Russia has denied...

  • The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. The company is "investigating a fix for a future software release," Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told Reuters. But several other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data...

  • Sept 20- California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon...

  • Sept 20- Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections. Some 17 Democrats from the Senate and House of Representatives signed the letter. Russia has denied...

  • Mashable's Lance Ulanoff dubbed it the "smartest smartwatch yet" as it allows users to do many of the things that they do with their iPhones. "Considering that my Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE didn't function like it was supposed to, I can't recommend buying it and paying the monthly cell fee based on promises," Verge reviewer Lauren Goode wrote.

  • Sept 20- California cities, San Francisco and Oakland, said they filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Royal...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are...

  • John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo speaks at a press conference at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 8, 2017.

    Both companies are discussing whether a trial in the case will begin next month.

  • Mashable's Lance Ulanoff dubbed it as the "smartest smartwatch yet" as it allows users to do many of the things that they do with their iPhones. "Considering that my Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE didn't function like it was supposed to, I can't recommend buying it and paying the monthly cell fee based on promises," Verge reviewer Lauren Goode wrote.

  • Although Nest has been among the early leaders in the effort to make home appliances as intelligent as people's smartphones, it hasn't been able to make money to the frustration of its corporate parent, Alphabet. In an attempt to shake things up, Alphabet brought in cable industry veteran Marwan Fawaz to replace Nest founder Tony Fadell as CEO after Fadell...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- An Uber lawyer on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars. Uber Technologies Inc attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are discussing whether a...

  • *Policy statement due at 2 p.m. EDT. WASHINGTON, Sept 20- Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly. The Fed's two-day policy meeting resumed at 9 a.m. EDT as planned, with a policy...

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say- thanks to better designs and lower prices. Apple last week unveiled new iPhones with wireless charging, an edge-to-edge screen and dual cameras- all features already widely available in...