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  • BRASILIA, Feb 25- Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. Boeing has agreed to a Brazilian government demand that the U.S. company have no more than a 51 percent controlling share, Jardim said, without citing sources.

  • BARCELONA/ HELSINKI, Feb 25- Major telecom operators are accelerating their timelines for adopting next-generation 5 G networks by up to a year, boosting Nokia's confidence of an uplift for its own business later in 2018, Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said on Sunday. The mobile network equipment industry, dominated by China's Huawei, Finland's Nokia and...

  • BERLIN, Feb 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to a coalition cabinet, in a sign she is heeding calls for renewal. Although she has agreed a deal with the leaders of the Social Democrats for a new "grand coalition", Merkel needs the blessing of both camps to be...

  • LOS ANGELES— American Indian tribes that say they've been cut out of California's legal marijuana market are raising the possibility that they could grow and sell on their own. The tribes floated the idea of setting up rival farms and sales shops on reservations in December after concluding that rules requiring them to be licensed by California would strip...

  • Last year's phones cost $100 more than earlier models, and some carriers will sell the Galaxy S9 at even higher prices— about $790 at AT&T, for instance. Analyst Carolina Milanesi warns that while the camera has great improvements, it's competing with already good cameras in earlier Samsung phones. The Galaxy S9 phones were unveiled Sunday in Barcelona, Spain, and...

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens "set the second weekend record with $149 million in 2015, and" Black Panther "topped the second weekends of 2015' s" Jurassic World "at $106.6 million, and 2012' s" The Avengers "with $103 million. "Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler, has caught on with moviegoers this month in a way that few other titles have in Hollywood's recent history--...

  • NEW YORK— Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera— accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. While single features like this aren't likely to drive buying decisions, the slow-motion effect could be "the kind of thing that will get a lot of attention," said Bob...

  • *Samsung faces competition, lost ground in India, China in Q4. BARCELONA/ SEOUL, Feb 25- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech-savvy young consumers to weather a market slowdown. Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, showcased the...

  • Uber and Lyft argue that in Boston, for instance, they complement public transit by connecting riders to hubs like Logan Airport and South Station. And the impact of all those cars is becoming clear, said Christo Wilson, a professor of computer science at Boston's Northeastern University, who has looked at Uber's practice of surge pricing during heavy volume.

  • PHOENIX— A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the inmate-care provider skirted a promise Arizona made when it settled the...

  • NEW YORK— "Black Panther" has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. This weekend's result makes Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation only the fourth film to earn $100 million in its second weekend, along with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens,"'' Jurassic World "and" The Avengers. Of new releases, faring the best is the Warner...

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens "set the second weekend record with $149 million in 2015, and" Black Panther "topped the second weekends of 2015' s" Jurassic World "at $106.6 million, and 2012' s" The Avengers "with $103 million. "Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler, has caught on with moviegoers this month in a way that few other titles have in Hollywood's recent history--...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 25- Boeing Co will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiating with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. With the proposed tie-up Boeing would be the market leader in the smaller passenger jet market, creating stiffer competition for the CSeries aircraft...

  • BERLIN, Feb 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to her coalition cabinet, a party source said on Sunday, in a sign she is heeding calls for renewal. Although she has agreed a deal with the leaders of the Social Democrats for a new "grand coalition", Merkel needs the blessing of both...

  • BARCELONA/ HELSINKI, Feb 25- Telecom operators are accelerating their timelines for the roll-out of next-generation 5 G networks, lifting Nokia's confidence of an uplift for its business this year, Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said on Sunday. The telecom network industry, dominated by China's Huawei, Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, is weathering the...

  • *Launched as app in Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Spain. *Available via Facebook Messenger in Chile, Germany. Telefonica, present in 17 markets across Europe and Latin America, is offering its assistant in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Spain and Britain.

  • *Inflation boosted by austerity steps to rein in budget deficit. *Food and beverage, transport prices soar. DUBAI, Feb 25- Saudi Arabia's annual consumer price inflation jumped to 3.0 percent in January after the government introduced a 5 percent value-added tax and hiked domestic gasoline prices at the start of the year, official data showed on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON— Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the company, as part of an international drug trafficking investigation, must comply with an American warrant for emails stored...

  • *Brent oil's rebound to $67 level boosts Saudi petchems. DUBAI, Feb 25- Saudi Arabian shares fell on Sunday as weakness in banks more than offset a rise in petrochemicals after Brent crude oil rebounded to around $67 a barrel at the end of last week. The loss was larger than 90 million riyals forecast by SICO Bahrain but much smaller than 417 million riyals predicted...

  • The announcement, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comes a year after Telefonica promised a makeover in response to U.S. tech giants like Amazon, whose interactive aide Alexa has become a big seller.