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  • SEATTLE/ PARIS, Oct 9- Boeing Co faced additional uncertainty on Wednesday over future production rates for its 787 Dreamliner after Russian carrier Aeroflot formally canceled an order for 22 aircraft valued at about $5.5 billion at list prices. The cancellation, first reported by the Seattle Times and buried in Boeing's monthly order release, is the final...

  • Oct 8- The far-reaching impacts of climate change on companies have investors pressing corporate leaders for action to minimize environmental damage and to maximize disclosure of risks to their businesses. The threats range from more frequent floods or wildfires that imperil major assets to regulations that could undermine profits.

  • Seeking to better compete with bigger rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp, the move will also help transition Oracle's business software for finance, sales and other functions to new systems over the next year. Jobs will be added in Oracle's software development hubs in Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area and India, as well as near new data centers, said...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Oct 4- An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly. The engineer, Curtis Ewbank, said the upgrade could have reduced risks that...

  • *SpiceJet has 13 737 MAX planes grounded in India. *Expects MAX planes to start flying again in India in Jan. NEW DELHI, Oct 4- Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd may consider taking some of the Boeing 737 MAX planes that were due to be delivered to now bankrupt Jet Airways but are still sitting in Seattle, its chairman said on Friday.

  • PLANO, Texas, Oct 1- American Airlines Group's pilots want compensation for lost pay stemming from flights canceled as a result of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, the head of the airline's pilot union said on Tuesday. "The effect has been real and calculable," Allied Pilots Association President Captain Eric Ferguson said at a conference for independent pilot...

  • Sept 25- Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it is developing a longer-range equivalent to Bluetooth and WiFi wireless protocols that the largest U.S. online retailer hopes third parties will eventually use in smart devices. "People don't even realize yet how important that intermediate range is going to be, for things like lights in your yard, controlling your...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 25- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the company's public policy team is working on proposed regulations around facial recognition, a fledgling technology that has drawn criticism of the technology giant's cloud computing unit. "Our public policy team is actually working on facial recognition regulations, and it makes a lot of...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 25- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the company's public policy team is working on proposed regulations around facial recognition, a fledgling technology that has drawn criticism of the technology giant's cloud computing unit. "Our public policy team is actually working on facial recognition regulations, and it makes a lot of...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 25- Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said actor Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities will voice speech for the company's virtual assistant Alexa, one of a range of new features designed to attract more users to the service. The news, along with announcements of more voice-controlled Echo speakers, a multilingual mode for Alexa and an additional...

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    Amazon.com has bought technology startup INLT for an undisclosed amount, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • SINGAPORE, March 29- U.S. and European regulators knew at least two years before a Lion Air crash that the usual method for controlling the Boeing 737 MAX's nose angle might not work in conditions similar to those in two recent disasters, a document shows. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency certified the plane as safe in part because it said additional...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 24- Amazon.com Inc has bought technology startup INLT for an undisclosed amount, the company told Reuters on Tuesday, in a transaction that will help merchants on its online marketplace more easily import goods into the United States. The firm, with around a dozen employees based in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, makes software for sellers to manage...

  • The San Francisco- based company, which operates in over 300 cities across the United States and Canada, said a new version of the app would be pushed to users on Tuesday. Detailed information on public transportation alternatives will become available early next year for Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington, Lyft said.

  • Analogous to U.S. portals like Realtor.com and Trulia, Juwai is China's largest international property website, hosting some 2.8 million listings on both sides of China's internet censorship mechanism known as the Great Firewall. While that represents just a fraction of 1% of the $1.6 trillion worth of U.S. homes sold annually, it is down from the $13.4 billion...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I dont want you to listen to me. Thunberg was one of four students invited to address a joint hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment and the Select...

  • "Employers didn't necessarily adjust by laying people off. They adjusted by sending people home early."

  • SEATTLE/ CHICAGO/ PARIS, Sept 13- As Boeing Co sets its sights on winning approval to fly its 737 MAX within weeks, following a six-month safety ban, engineers around the world are rolling out plans for one of the biggest logistical operations in civil aviation history. Inside Boeing's 737 factory at Renton, Washington, south of Seattle, workers have pre-assembled...

  • In the sluggish economic landscape that has persisted in the wake of the financial crisis a decade ago, five central banks around the world have adopted negative interest rates, including the two largest after the Fed: the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. "What good has it done there in Europe?" said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income at D.A.

  • The Seattle Times reported a cargo door exploded outward during a high-pressure stress test on the ground. The problem happened during the final test that must be passed as part of the plane's certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, the newspaper report said. Chicago- based Boeing has also been unable to deliver any of its 737 MAX aircraft since...