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  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.. In addition, Nashville, Tennessee, will become Amazon's fourth-biggest U.S. office outside Seattle with more...

  • Then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Nancy Pelosi pose for cameras for they met privately. 

    Pelosi, who expects to be the speaker of the House when Democrats take power in January, discussed strategy and thanked donors for helping the party triumph last week.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.. In addition, Nashville, Tennessee, will become Amazon's fourth-biggest office outside Seattle with more than 5,000...

  • *'HQ2' split between Long Island City and Northern Virginia. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.. The world's third-most valuable company behind Apple Inc and Microsoft...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Amazon.com Inc will on Tuesday announce it has selected New York and Northern Virginia for its second headquarters, a source told Reuters, ending a more than year-long contest that has seen frenzied bidding from locales across North America. Amazon's plan to split its second headquarters, dubbed "HQ2", evenly between two cities will boost its...

  • Nov 9- A liberal-leaning California- based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th Circuit would hear any appeal by Trump's administration of the ruling late on Thursday by a...

  • In coming weeks, the world's biggest online retailer will sell the latest editions of Apple's iPhone, iPad and other devices in the United States, Europe, Japan and India. The deal underscores how top brands such as Apple and Nike Inc, which long resisted distributing products via Amazon, are increasingly turning to the e-commerce site because it has become a...

  • The FDA also will introduce stricter age-verification requirements for online sales of e-cigarettes. There has been mounting pressure for action after preliminary federal data showed teenage use had surged by more than 75 percent since last year, and the FDA has described it as an "epidemic". The FDA gave Juul and four big tobacco companies 60 days to submit...

  • The FDA also will introduce stricter age-verification requirements for online sales of e-cigarettes. There has been mounting pressure for action after preliminary federal data showed teenage use had surged by more than 75 percent since last year, and the FDA has described it as an "epidemic". The FDA gave Juul and four big tobacco companies 60 days to submit...

  • LISBON, Nov 9- Taxify, a European-based rival to Uber and the leading app-based taxi-hailing platform in Africa, expects to grow its African business ten-fold over the next two years while it works to dethrone Uber in Europe, its chief executive told Reuters. As for Europe, where Taxify has sought to capitalise on mounting driver resistance to Uber over pay and...

  • Nov 8- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would change the way it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after 20,000 of its workers around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues. "We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that," Chief Executive Officer Sundar...

  • Nov 8- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would change the way it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after 20,000 of its employees around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues. Arbitration will become optional for individual sexual harassment and sexual assault claims, Google said, enabling lawsuits on those...

  • Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, listens during an event on actions to combat the opioid crisis in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. 

    A U.S. appeals court in California ruled President Donald Trump's administration must continue a program begun under former President Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

  • Nov 8- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it would make changes to how it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after thousands of its employees around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues. Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced a detailed "action plan", which included making arbitration optional for...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- It was the lunch-hour rush at the Court Square Diner in New York's Long Island City on Wednesday, and co-owner Nick Kanellos pointed to the elevated subway tracks that rattle overhead as he fretted over the news that Amazon may build a major outpost in the neighborhood. Like many long-time inhabitants, he worries how this once-sleepy enclave in...

  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm.

    Qualcomm beat analysts' expectations for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Wednesday.  

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. Justin Denison, a senior vice president of mobile product marketing, showed a prototype with a screen he said measured 7.3 inches diagonally. Dave Burke, vice president of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- It was the lunch-hour rush at the Court Square Diner in New York's Long Island City on Wednesday, and co-owner Nick Kanellos pointed to the elevated subway tracks that rattle overhead as he fretted over the news that Amazon may build a major outpost in the neighborhood. Like many long-time inhabitants, he worries how this once-sleepy enclave in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives pledged a new era of congressional scrutiny over President Donald Trump on Wednesday, shrugging off White House threats of political warfare if Democrats launch investigations into his affairs. Trump earlier threatened to forgo any attempt at bipartisanship and urge retaliatory...

  • Nov 7- Payments company Square Inc on Wednesday forecast fourth-quarter adjusted profit below Wall Street estimates and its shares fell nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading. The company, founded and led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, said it expects earnings of 12 cents to 13 cents per share for the final three months of 2018, while...