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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.

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Years of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping have come to a head, resulting in the planned closure of thousands of stores by chains such as Payless, RadioShack and Bebe.

In an attempt to set itself apart from the competition, AT&T Inc. is offering home television through its DirecTV and U-verse brands, and, if regulators bless its pending Time Warner Inc. takeover, discounted access to entertainment on every screen.

Subjects at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s—but who don’t actually have the disease—are being recruited to help test two experimental treatments from Novartis AG, in a new focus on preventive treatment.

A flight attendant for American Airlines was suspended after a video was posted on social media showing him in a heated argument with a passenger who was protesting the way the crew member had treated another customer.

An attempt by federal officials to pressure Twitter to unmask users behind an account critical of the Trump administration has triggered an investigation into whether those officials abused their power.

The extremely low unemployment rates in Northern New England represent a headache for employers and policy makers.

The Trump administration has opened a wide-ranging probe into whether to curb steel imports in the name of national security, ramping up its campaign to give a more economic nationalist tinge to American trade policy.

President Donald Trump said he would be making a ‘big announcement’ next week about his tax plan, but his budget director said that it might be June before the White House releases its detailed plan.

Existing home sales rebounded in March, as buyers flooded into the market for the spring season and were only partly deterred by a shortage of inventory.

Global finance ministers, seeking common ground with a Trump administration that has threatened to shake up Washington’s traditional trade and geopolitical relationships, are looking to work closely with the new administration on a top priority for the White House: Combating terror finance.

President Trump has rejected a bid by oil company Exxon Mobil to resume a Black Sea venture with Rosneft, a sanctioned Russian firm close to the Kremlin.

United Continental moved to further stem fallout from the incident in which police dragged off a paying passenger from one of its flights, saying its chief executive Oscar Munoz will no longer be taking on the chairman role and that it will revamp executive compensation incentives.

An investor said in newly unsealed court filings that Theranos used a shell company to buy commercial-lab equipment, then pretended it was using its own technology in demonstrations for prospective partners and investors.

The number of Americans applying for new unemployment benefits rose last week, but remained at a low, level suggesting steady job growth.

Robert Taylor, who led teams at the Pentagon and a Xerox lab, nurtured researchers who created the forerunners of today’s internet and easy-to-use computers. Mr. Taylor died April 13 at 85.

Despite concerns about market demand, Volkswagen, General Motors and Toyota have set out plans for electric-car production in China at the Auto Shanghai vehicle expo.

The concert promoter first hired to produce a Prince tribute concert sued the late pop star’s estate and former administrator and advisers for alleged fraud, the latest cloud over the deals the estate has signed since Prince’s death a year ago.

Political surprises in 2016 mean investors have taken greater precautions ahead of the French presidential vote—but there could still be fireworks on Monday.

The Trump administration is reviewing Dodd-Frank’s provisions regarding how to wind down failing financial institutions. It may struggle to come up with an alternative.

Regional banks are seeing both optimism and angst in the American heartland, reporting that their customers are waiting for clues from Washington before taking action.

A big steel tariff is unlikely do much to boost U.S. growth or employment, given China’s advantages.

Auto makers have had much to cheer about lately, but investors don’t seem to care. The U.S. market remains a cloud on everyone’s horizon.

Results from global consumer giants Unilever and Nestlé show that even as the U.S. is a trouble spot, emerging markets are reasserting themselves. Of the two, Unilever appears better situated.

GE’s earnings report Friday could be the needed catalyst to get the conglomerate’s shares going again.

The U.S.’s Federal Communications Commission is expected to reinstate a discount that could spur a new round of deal-making among U.S. TV station owners.

Investors should be wary if MSCI includes domestically-listed Chinese stocks in its key indexes.

Waymo accused Uber of intentionally hiding a key project from a federal court that Waymo says shows the ride-hailing company copied its design plans for a laser sensor used in autonomous vehicles.

An attempt by federal officials to pressure Twitter to unmask users behind an account critical of the Trump administration has triggered an investigation into whether those officials abused their power. Inc.’s Twitch is allowing more broadcasters to make money on its platform, a move that could help the live-streaming business seize on challenges facing bigger rivals YouTube and Facebook Inc.

An investor said in newly unsealed court filings that Theranos used a shell company to buy commercial-lab equipment, then pretended it was using its own technology in demonstrations for prospective partners and investors.

Samsung needs a seamless launch in the U.S. this week for its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone to help win back consumer trust following its costly recall last year of the S7. But some customers in South Korea are already complaining that their screens have a red hue.

Online publishers and media companies are trying to discern the potential impact on their businesses if Alphabet’s Google proceeds with a plan to introduce an ad-blocking feature in its popular Chrome web browser.

Tesla Inc. said Thursday it is recalling 53,000 Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicles over an issue with electric-parking brakes that could prevent them from being released.

Cybersecurity firm Tanium spent years pitching its software by showing it working in a client’s network—something the client, a California hospital, says Tanium never had permission to do.

China’s internet regulator said it would summon Apple executives to discuss stricter oversight of the App Store, in a warning to three video-streaming app companies to improve censorship of pornography.

An arbitration decision in a dispute with BlackBerry Ltd. weighed on Qualcomm Inc.’s earnings in the latest quarter, a further blow to its results after the chip maker paid a hefty South Korean government fine the previous quarter, and a reminder of ongoing challenges to its patent licensing business.

Tesla has settled a lawsuit against the former director of its semiautonomous Autopilot system, clearing the way for one of the stars among self-driving cars to build his own company that could become a threat to the Silicon Valley car maker.

The company’s Building 8 division for several months has been working on a “brain-computer interface” that could help people type 100 words a minute from their minds—about five times faster than we type from our smartphones, Regina Dugan says.

Verizon Communications is having to slash prices and offer more data to stem an unprecedented wave of customer losses, a maneuver that benefits consumers but hurts its bottom line.

High-speed trader Virtu Financial Inc. reached a deal to acquire rival KCG Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash, a tie-up that would create an electronic trading giant responsible for around one-fifth of volume in U.S. equities.

The Tokyo-based medical device and camera maker postponed its earnings announcement and said it expected a loss of some $200 million over possible accounting irregularities at a subsidiary in New Zealand.

International Business Machines reported a 13% drop in quarterly earnings and narrower profit margins across its business units, including divisions that manage the cloud computing and Watson artificial intelligence operations.

Hyperloop One Inc. is delaying and scaling back the first full test of its prototype of trainlike pods that whisk through low-pressure tubes, an event the company has held up as a historic milestone that would showcase the technology and help attract crucial future investment.

Baidu says it will share software technology it is developing for self-driving cars in a bid to catch up with competitors including General Motors and Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google-parent Alphabet Inc.

Mark Zuckerberg announced at the annual F8 developers’ conference that Facebook would make its augmented-reality tools, which mix the physical and digital worlds, available to third-parties to create masks, filters and other effects.

Oracle has inked a deal to acquire Moat, a digital measurement company known for its role as an independent third party hired to measure ads across platforms like Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Snapchat.

Now that Tax Day has passed, calls from scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents are expected to surge. Joanna Stern suggests tips and apps to help you avoid them.

How do you convince consumers that your latest product isn’t going to go up in flames? Chief marketing officer Marc Mathieu talks about his strategy.

Thirty years ago, the GIF was born. Ben Zimmer on how this technology term has aged remarkably well—even though how to pronounce it is still debated.

Elon Musk confirmed plans for his newest company, Neuralink, revealing he will be CEO of the startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.”

Kathryn Bigelow, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Megan Ellison are behind a wave of new VR projects.

Jia Yueting has led LeEco Holdings on an aggressive campaign of expansion, but now one of his biggest backers wants him to go.

During the recession, Reno was a poster child for the risks of overbuilding. Now, the city is facing a looming housing crisis after enticing tech companies to open manufacturing facilities.

Digital enhancements and add-ons for hit videogames like “Battlefield 1,” “Call of Duty” and “Assassin’s Creed” boost sales but may kill fans’ appetite for the next blockbuster.

Big-data software company Cloudera gave a price estimate for its initial public offering that values it as high as $1.79 billion, though the per-share price range is still well below levels previously paid for company stock.

Plans to reform the U.S. visa system are bad news for the likes of Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services.

iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology is pushing to build its own brands and product lines. Its first bet: Making Sharp TVs cool in China.

Mall landlords faced with declining sales and disappearing stores are deploying smartphones, social media and other technology to lure customers—and then keep them spending.

Google last week paid $29.1 million for 1,210 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, Nev.—also home to Tesla’s battery “gigafactory”—where it aims eventually to build a data center.

PayPal said that it will make its offerings available on Alphabet’s Android Pay, marking one of the payment company’s biggest steps to bringing its digital wallet to physical stores.

The recent exposure of cybersecurity threats to some Abbott Laboratories implanted heart devices helps explain why manufacturers have been rushing to make sure they are protected by cyber insurance.

Elon Musk is getting a quick introduction to the bare-knuckle world of German labor unions as the country’s largest industrial union mulls a strike at Tesla’s recently acquired industrial robotics subsidiary.

Mastercard said it is adding a new payments option to Facebook Messenger, the social-media company’s messaging service, allowing consumers to place online orders on the Facebook’s service with just a few clicks.

Rio bot neutralizes grenades planted by traffickers, for now; lack of funding may curtail use.

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