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Former Irish Republican Army commander and Sinn Fein political leader died at 66.

The Norges Bank kept its main policy rate on hold at 0.50% in March, as expected by the consensus.

“Internet connection speeds continued to show positive long-term trends around the world."

“The problem today is that batteries are very expensive,” said Paolo Cerruti, COO at Northvolt.

Strong exports, consumption and investment fuelled growth.

Asia ex-Japan equities have underperformed since 2011.

Denver Post

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After spending years fighting Amazon.com to force it to collect sales taxes, U.S. states are turning their attention to the individuals and small companies that account for a growing share of the online marketplace’s sales.

Shares of Lululemon plunged Thursday after the company issued a weak outlook, blaming spring clothing that wasn’t colorful enough to entice shoppers to its website or stores.

Volkswagen reached additional emissions-cheating settlements with state attorneys general in the U.S., adding to the big financial hit the German auto giant has suffered from rigging diesel cars to dupe regulators.

Texas producer EOG has led the industry in finding ways to extract oil faster and less expensively from shale. If more can follow its lead and ramp up output even at lower prices, the sector could become a lasting force that challenges OPEC’s ability to control market prices.

The Trump administration awarded a $6.5 billion deal with AT&T to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders, a project that was proposed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks but has struggled to get off the ground.

U.S. corporate profits extended their rebound in late 2016 as the broader economy remained on a trajectory of steady, modest growth.

The national debt is on track to keep rising over the next three decades, the Congressional Budget Office said, highlighting the challenge for the Trump administration to boost spending without also driving up deficits.

U.S. officials are preparing a review of China’s “market-economy status” under the World Trade Organization ahead of a high-stakes meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump.

Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.

President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, won approval from the committee considering his confirmation, advancing his nomination to the full Senate.

Congress has voted to overturn Obama-era internet privacy rules. Now the path is clear for telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T to build detailed profiles of their customers’ behavior and sell that information to marketers.

McDonald’s will switch to fresh beef from frozen in its Quarter Pounder burgers at the majority of its restaurants nationwide by mid-2018 in one of the biggest moves the company has made to turn around its struggling U.S. business.

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt defended efforts to reduce emissions and fight climate change after President Trump reversed rules pushing utilities to use cleaner fuels.

Most Federal Reserve officials expect to raise short-term interest rates two more times this year, but some are now warning a brightening economic outlook could prompt them to lift borrowing costs even more.

Italian candy giant Ferrero International named its first nonfamily chief executive in two decades, as an ambitious effort to boost sales and expand its global footprint starts to make strides.

Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz reported a 3% fall in first-quarter net profit from a year earlier on lower-than-expected sales growth and increased markdowns. The results come as a blow amid strong momentum at its main rival, Zara owner Inditex.

Ford Motor is hiring 400 engineers from BlackBerry’s mobility-solutions unit to help develop internet-connected vehicles, giving a boost to the auto maker’s software development efforts.

Samsung Electronics is hoping to move on with the unveiling of its latest model, the Galaxy S8, but the world’s leading smartphone maker could gain lasting benefits from an uncluttering.

Profitability remains under pressure, though, like HSBC, bank could pay dividends despite limited growth

There are plenty of warning signs in today’s market, but earnings growth isn’t one of them.

New high-price drugs look reasonably priced compared with peers.

Upsizing screens has worked for Samsung and Apple before, but the cost of staying competitive keeps going up.

Shares of the home-furnishings company formerly named Restoration Hardware surged after its earnings report, but evidence of a turnaround is still in short supply.

The U.K. has been in a curious position: in the EU but with a much weaker currency that reflects the market’s judgment of its prospects outside the single market. Now the clock is ticking on Brexit.

Lululemon’s historically rich valuation finally looks compelling enough ahead of Wednesday’s earnings results.

The Trump administration has the power to enact substantial bank deregulation on its own without legislation.

After spending years fighting Amazon.com to force it to collect sales taxes, U.S. states are turning their attention to the individuals and small companies that account for a growing share of the online marketplace’s sales.

In China, tech-industry leaders and investors hail Elon Musk as a genius and visionary worth cheering on. So it comes as no surprise to them that Tencent, the country’s most valuable company by market capitalization, invested $1.8 billion in his electric-car maker, Tesla.

Congress has voted to overturn Obama-era internet privacy rules. Now the path is clear for telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T to build detailed profiles of their customers’ behavior and sell that information to marketers.

The European Union is considering changes to online rules to help investigators better fight crime and terror, the bloc’s justice chief said in an interview.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone squeezes in a longer, 5.8-inch screen, a Siri rival named Bixby and the ability to double as a desktop computer. Can it make us forget the recalled Galaxy Note 7?

As the U.S.’s top tech brands ramp up their operations in India, they are facing competition from their Chinese equivalents, who have been bolstering India’s homegrown startups with money and expertise.

The Tempe, Ariz., police report revealed Uber’s sport-utility vehicle was hit after entering an intersection on a yellow light and that turning traffic blocked both parties’ views before the collision.

Westinghouse, a major player in global nuclear construction, filed for bankruptcy protection, raising questions about the fate of four half-finished reactors in the U.S.

Tesla gained a potential key ally in China after the country’s most valuable company, Tencent, revealed it had bought a 5% stake in the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle maker.

House lawmakers voted to overturn an Obama-era privacy rule for broadband providers, buoying telecommunications firms but potentially muddying consumer-protection standards.

Shipping-technology startup Freightos raised $25 million in a funding round led by General Electric’s GE Ventures, the freight company said/

Semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc. said it would buy Exar Corp., another semiconductor-technology firm, for about $661.6 million in cash, as MaxLinear seeks to build scale to boost growth.

The Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the second blow this month to the concept of an exchange-traded fund based on the digital currency bitcoin, rejecting a proposed bitcoin ETF backed by SolidX Management that was seeking to list on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange.

SoftBank has approached China’s Didi Chuxing about investing roughly $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies.

As TV’s annual ad sales season kicks off, networks are looking to capitalize on the uproar among advertisers over Google’s placement of ads alongside content promoting hate, racism and terrorism.

The Trump administration awarded a $6.5 billion deal with AT&T to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders, a project that was proposed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks but has struggled to get off the ground.

BlackRock unveiled an overhaul of its actively managed equities business that will include job losses, pricing changes and a greater emphasis on computer models that inform investments.

U.S. companies have long imagined the potential of crowdsourcing, but it’s actually happening in China. A million companies in China have turned to the internet to raise money, but losses by mom-and-pop investors are piling up.

Facebook is taking another shot at Snapchat, introducing three new camera-centric features to its main Facebook app, including one that allows users to create montages that vanish within 24 hours—just like Snapchat’s Stories.

Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday published the first breakdown of its workforce by gender and ethnicity, part of an effort to push back against criticism that the ride-sharing company’s culture is hostile to women

A New York hospital system tests a new way to use telemedicine, where E.R. doctors examine patients without being in the same room.

Hollywood studios are planning to move ahead with “premium” video on demand, making major movies available to home viewers within weeks after they hit theaters.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will strive to make history once again, highlighting benefits of reusable boosters with the launch of the first large, liquid-fueled rocket powered by engines previously fired in space.

Lawsuits over fax spam have surged in recent years under a decades-old law that allows recipients of the unwanted ads to recover upward of $500 per message.

Guarantees may be a scary prospect for four-year colleges, but they are built into the business model of for-profit coding boot camps, which depends on students seeing a solid return on their investment.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.

The U.S. is losing the battle to supply the kind of cutting-edge production machinery behind the new automated factory floor, from digital machine tools to complex packaging systems and robotic arms. The equipment increasingly has to be imported from Europe or Japan.

Videogame companies, including Ubisoft Entertainment and Activision Blizzard, are fighting back against gamers who cheat, some with unapproved software they buy online.

Mark Zuckerberg gave employees two months to roll out Facebook Live, which is wrestling a year later with how to censor violence and has lackluster viewership, some video partners say.

Employers are increasingly mining workers’ emails, chat logs, and tracking face-to-face interactions to get a better grasp on how information travels among employees.

Federal authorities have charged four men, including two officers from Russia’s spy agency, with hacking computer systems at Yahoo and stealing personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users, in the first such case to directly target the Russian government.

Intel sent a fresh shock wave through the automotive supply chain, becoming the latest tech giant to gobble up a specialized car components supplier. It may be the type of big bet needed to populate roads with self-driving vehicles.

Intel’s $15 billion acquisition of Jerusalem-based Mobileye has given Israeli startups new incentive to hit the gas in a race to develop the next big vehicle-automation technology.

The U.S. criminal charges over a major hack against Yahoo shed light on how, once the hackers breached the company’s servers in 2014, they used its own internal systems against its users—even employing Yahoo’s software to erase their digital footprints from its network.