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14 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Nov 13, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C.

The world's largest online retailer plans to spend US$5bil (RM20.96bil) on the two new developments in Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia, and expects to get more than US$2bil (RM8.38bil) in tax credits and incentives with plans to apply for more. — Reuters
13 Nov 2018 | 11:12 PM

CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump.

8 Nov 2018 | 1:33 PM

U.S. to impose new duties on Chinese aluminium sheet products

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it would impose final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese common alloy aluminium sheet products of 96.3 percent to 176.2 percent.

7 Nov 2018 | 12:38 PM

Boeing to issue safety advice on 737 MAX after Indonesia crash -source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co is planning to send a bulletin to 737 MAX jet operators as soon as Wednesday advising them of the procedure for dealing with erroneous cockpit readings that could cause a dive, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.

3 Nov 2018 | 3:17 PM

Uber seeks OK to resume self-driving tests in Pennsylvania

Uber Technologies Inc has asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and has improved the autonomous vehicle software, the company said, more than seven months after it suspended testing following a deadly crash in Arizona.

A car passing the location where a woman pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. Uber wants to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and has asked Pennsylvania for permission. — Reuters
31 Oct 2018 | 1:01 PM

US charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack

Chinese intelligence officers conspired with hackers and company insiders to break into private companies' computer systems and steal information on a turbo fan engine used in commercial jetliners, according to a US indictment unsealed on Oct 30.

Part of the building of 'Unit 61398', a secretive Chinese military unit, in the outskirts of Shanghai. The indictment charges Zha Rong and Chai Meng along with other co-conspirators who worked for the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security, a unit of the foreign intelligence arm of the Ministry of State Security. — Reuters
31 Oct 2018 | 5:37 AM

U.S. charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese intelligence officers conspired with hackers and company insiders to break into private companies' computer systems and steal information on a turbo fan engine used in commercial jetliners, according to a U.S. indictment unsealed on Tuesday.

25 Oct 2018 | 5:31 AM

FCC to vote to allow U.S. devices to use European navigation system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it will vote in November to allow U.S. devices to access the European global navigation satellite system known as Galileo, a move that could improve the services Americans use.

14 Oct 2018 | 8:49 AM

Trump says family separations deter illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that separating migrant families at the border could deter illegal immigration and that he was considering several options to tighten border security.

14 Oct 2018 | 5:00 AM

Jared Kushner 'likely' paid little or no income taxes for years - NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, likely paid little or no federal income taxes between 2009 and 2016, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing confidential financial documents.

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