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  • *The start date is seven months after company picked Australia. Australia has long been home to Amazon-registered sellers, but until now they had been limited to sending goods offshore since the $550- billion company did not have any warehouse in the country of 24 million people. An Amazon representative in Australia declined to comment.

  • *Australia, Philippines look into the incident. Nov 21- Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company's cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two...

  • Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. While news organizations aren't the only companies taking prompt measures against the accused, they face particular pressure to act because of the risk of losing the audience's trust as they cover the sex scandals coursing through politics, Hollywood and...

  • *Outside U.S., OPEC to meet Nov. 30 to discuss production targets. SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as ongoing cuts of piped Canadian crude to the United States added to falling U.S. crude inventories, while expectations of a prolonged OPEC- led production cut also offered support. Traders said the firm price lift was due to drop in crude supplies from...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 22- China's yuan firmed against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, boosted by tight liquidity in the offshore market that pushed CNH borrowing costs to the highest in more than five months. The CNH Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate benchmark was set by the city's Treasury Markets Association at 5.97968 percent for overnight contracts, the highest since...

  • *Spot gold neutral in $1,274- $1,283/ oz range- technicals. "We are not really sure that this will have much of an impact given that the decision to raise rates in December is pretty much a forgone conclusion," INTL FCStone analyst Edward Meir said. Spot gold looks neutral in a narrow range of $1,274- $1,283 per ounce, and an escape could suggest a direction, according to...

  • Nov 21- Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the U.S. company's cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees responsible for its response to the hack, said...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 22- Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index broke through the 30,000 point-mark on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years, amid signs Chinese investors are stepping up buying Hong Kong blue chips such as Tencent. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 1.21 percent to 12,018.56. **The largest percentage losses in the Shanghai index were Baotou...

  • *Recommends tariff on imports above 1.2 million units. WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Nov 22- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp.. The ITC found last month that surging imports harmed domestic...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Japanese government bonds were mostly steady on Wednesday, with the exception of super-long yields which dipped on prospect of Japan reducing the maturity's issuance amount. Japan's government is set to reduce the amount of newly issued 30- year and 40- year JGBs for the next fiscal year starting in April 2018, government sources told Reuters on...

  • *Skype unavailable on Apple, Android app stores in China. BEIJING, Nov 21- Skype, Microsoft Corp's internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. Apple, responding to questions about Skype's absence, late on Tuesday said it had...

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- The dollar treaded water against its peers on Wednesday, capped as U.S. The greenback was a shade lower at 112.280 yen, after slipping overnight from a high of 112.705. But what is taking precedence is the adjustment of positions before the Thanksgiving and year-end holidays by participants, resulting in the covering of yen shorts, "said Yukio...

  • HONG KONG— A Chinese energy company has denied it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to distance itself from the corruption, money laundering and conspiracy...

  • *OPEC to meet Nov. 30 to discuss production targets. SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after a reported fall in U.S. crude inventories and on expectations that an OPEC- led production cut aimed at tightening the market will be extended beyond next March. The deal to curb production is due to expire in March, but OPEC will meet on Nov. 30 in Vienna to...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on allegations against Pixar co-founder John Lasseter that have led him to take a leave of absence:. Rashida Jones is denying a report that she quit working on "Toy Story 4" because of unwanted advances by Pixar co-founder John Lasseter. The statement came hours after the trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lasseter made an "...

  • *The start date is seven months after company picked Australia. "There's a trial starting tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., and is saying that you need to be prepared to receive orders from that point on," Adam Mills, founder of child internet monitor provider KoalaSafe Inc, told Reuters by telephone on Wednesday. An Amazon spokesperson in Australia was not immediately...

  • BEIJING, Nov 22- China took steps to rein in the rapidly growing and lightly regulated market for online micro-lenders in the government's latest crackdown on internet finance, sending shares of U.S.-listed Chinese financial firms into a tailspin. The information office of the State Council, or Cabinet, and the People's Bank of China did not immediately...

  • Nov 21- Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday. Discovery of the company's cover-up of the incident resulted in the firing of two employees who led Uber's response to the hack, said Dara Khosrowshahi, who was...

  • *Trade between China, North Korea has slowed since U.N. sanctions. The new curbs show the Trump administration's focus on hurting trade between China and North Korea, which it sees as key to deterring Pyongyang from its ambition to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. The latest sanctions included blacklisting three Chinese...

  • The Department of Homeland Security gave the guidance a day after Intel said it had identified security vulnerabilities in remote-management software known as "Management Engine" that shipped with eight types of processors used in business computers sold by Dell Technologies Inc, Lenovo Group Ltd, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co and other...