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  • Nov 16- U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia- linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections. The Federal Election Commission voted 5-0 to begin drafting rules that would impose disclaimers.

  • The deal will help build out Airbnb's wheelchair-accessible housing inventory and provide more complete and accurate information to disabled travelers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16- Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business. San Francisco- based Airbnb lists more than 4 million houses, apartments, rooms, boats and other accommodations that guests rent directly from...

  • Experts predict that Americans will hit the road in near-record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend despite higher gasoline prices, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States. IBM and several other technology companies and contractors attended a July...

  • TOKYO, Nov 16- When Mt. The failed exchange has become stuck in a morass of litigation a Russian doll of bankruptcies in Japan and New Zealand, four in all, plus lawsuits in the United States and competing claims from creditors. Kim Nilsson, a Swedish software developer who had more than a dozen bitcoins at Mt.

  • SAN FRANCISCO _ Audentes Therapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $25 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 86 cents per share. Audentes Therapeutics shares have risen 42 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The highest price paid for a work of art at auction had been $179 million, for Pablo Picasso's painting "Women of Algiers" in May 2015, also at Christie's in New York.

  • Nov 15- AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that restarting their cellphones would fix the issue. DownDetector.com, which monitors outages, said customers across the country reported outages, including in Houston, New York and San Francisco. According to DownDetector.com, customers reported more than...

  • NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will give a speech at Money Marketeers of New York University Inc- 0000 GMT. LJUBLJANA- ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Jazbec speaks at an investment conference- 0800 GMT. LIVERPOOL- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Bank of England Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent, Bank of...

  • NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins will give a speech at Money Marketeers of New York University Inc- 0000 GMT. LJUBLJANA- ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Jazbec speaks at an investment conference- 0800 GMT. LIVERPOOL- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Bank of England Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent, Bank of...

  • Nov 15- Shares of companies specializing in telecommunications, media and entertainment will be combined into a single sector in a major overhaul of U.S. stock market indexes, including the benchmark S&P 500, S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI Inc said on Wednesday. "This is a huge deal," said Todd Rosenbluth, director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA.

  • "Cisco has been shifting its business model toward subscriptions, especially in the faster-growing segments like security," said Tim Green, analyst with the Motley Fool. The world's largest network gear maker forecast second-quarter adjusted profit of 58 cents to 60 cents per share, largely above analysts' estimate of 58 cents, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. That could open a loophole for automakers to skirt responsibility for accidents, injuries and deaths...

  • The world's largest network gear maker forecast second-quarter adjusted profit of 58 cents to 60 cents per share, largely above analysts' estimate of 58 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Cisco has been shifting its business model toward subscriptions, especially in the faster-growing segments like security," said Tim Green, analyst with the Motley...

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Nov 15- Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The reversals come a month after the abrupt departure of Roy Price from his job as head of Amazon...

  • *India wants iOS version of app, Apple says will help partially. *Tussle at a time when Apple is betting big on India. Apple's executives have told India that its current iOS platform might not allow for some of the government's requests, such as making call logs available within the app that would allow users to report them as spam, the official said.

  • NEW YORK— A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million, for Pablo Picasso's painting "Women of Algiers" in May 2015, also at Christie's in New...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be able to buy recreational pot when adult use becomes legal Jan. 1 in California. Tuesday's board meeting in San Francisco was emotional, with some supervisors arguing to get temporary rules on the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 15- The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday. Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands go further by discouraging routine...