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S. Korean Note 7 users file lawsuit

posted: 10/25/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics on Monday over its handling of the fire-prone device.

London English test rule includes Uber

posted: 10/24/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Ratcheting up a battle with Uber Technologies Inc., London's government transportation agency is requiring drivers to meet an English-language requirement in order to hold a private-hire taxi license.

For jobs hunt, state hires its man in Berlin

posted: 10/23/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

BERLIN -- At any moment, Cornelius Schnitzler could get a call.

Toronto weighs home share laws

posted: 10/23/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Canada's largest city, facing low apartment vacancies and soaring real estate prices, is considering regulations of short-term home rentals amid concern that companies such as Airbnb Inc. are removing much-needed supply.

Argentine tax rebate likely to increase soybean planting

posted: 10/23/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Argentina's soybean growers could plant more of the crop for this season than previously estimated, encouraged by a tax rebate announced earlier this month as President Mauricio Macri maneuvers to bolster support in an opposition stronghold.

$47B bid to merge tobacco goliaths

posted: 10/22/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to build a presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades.

Tourists find price is right in U.K.

posted: 10/22/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

For shoppers who would travel halfway around the world for a handbag, or a coat, the price is right in Britain, where the decision to leave the European Union has led to a sharp drop in the value of the pound.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Jim Beam strikers accept new contract

Nissan-Renault CEO Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi's board

posted: 10/21/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn, who heads Japan's Nissan Motor and Renault of France, will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, working to restore faith in the troubled automaker after a devastating mileage scandal.

Luxury-good sales lackluster for 2016

posted: 10/21/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

MILAN -- The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the U.S. presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released Thursday.

$4B in cuts said to target VW brand

posted: 10/21/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Volkswagen plans to cut $4 billion in costs at its VW car brand by the end of 2020 to shore up profitability and safeguard investment in future vehicle technology, according to people familiar with the matter.

Low oil prices hurt Mideast, IMF says

posted: 10/20/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Oil-producing Mideast countries are coping with low global oil prices though more government reforms are needed, the International Monetary Fund's chief for the Mideast said as the organization issued a new report Wednesday showing weak economic growth in the region.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/20/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart backs China food-safety push

China seizes 18 in high-roller recruiting

posted: 10/19/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Chinese authorities warned Crown Resorts Ltd. last year to halt its efforts to attract high rollers from the mainland to gamble overseas, according to a person familiar with the government's move to detain 18 of the Melbourne, Australia-based company's employees.

Business news in brief

posted: 10/19/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Windstream expanding network in West




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