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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn to walk free, again, after court sets bail at $4.5 million

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:40pm
Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention center for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges, after a Tokyo court on Thursday set his bail at $4.5 million.

Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:18pm
Facebook Inc on Wednesday blew past Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators, calming investors who had worried about the outcome of a months-long federal probe.

Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly skilled workers: sources

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:17pm
A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday.

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:10pm
U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

Tesla's Musk 'sees merit' in capital raise, vows profit in third quarter after large loss

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 8:37pm
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk suggested on Wednesday a capital raise could be imminent, as the electric vehicle maker lost $700 million in the first quarter and predicted a return to profit in the third.

Exclusive: Iran's Zarif believes Trump does not want war, but could be lured into conflict

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 8:15pm
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he told Reuters on Wednesday that Trump could be lured into a conflict.

Asian shares dip; euro weighed by sagging German business morale

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 8:05pm
Asian shares slipped on Thursday as a surprise deterioration in German business morale rekindled fears of slowing global growth, while oil prices pulled back slightly after a sharp run-up earlier in the week.

Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:37pm
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business.

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:26pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, prompting calls from Kiev for more international sanctions.

U.S. measles cases hit highest level since eradication in 2000

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:19pm
The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

House panel chair accuses Trump of 'massive' obstruction; Trump vows to fight

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:54pm
The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of a "unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction" after he ordered federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations.

U.S. slams Russia's offer of citizenship to east Ukraine residents

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:51pm
The United States condemned on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin's order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.

Tesla solar installations slide 36 percent in first quarter

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:43pm
Tesla Inc on Wednesday reported a 36 percent slide in solar installations and said it had implemented a new selling strategy months after ending a partnership to sell the rooftop systems in busy Home Depot stores.

Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:12pm
Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families who slaughtered 359 people in Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

U.S.'s Pompeo says 'every indication' Islamic State inspired Sri Lanka attacks: CBS

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:12pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Wednesday there was "every indication" that Sunday's bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 359 people were inspired by Islamic State.

Scaffolding firm says workers smoked at Paris' Notre-Dame

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 4:59pm
A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre-Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral's oak-framed roof last week.

Spurned by Washington, North Korea's Kim seeks a friend in Putin

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 4:51pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a summit designed to show that Washington is not the only power able to set the agenda on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Wall Street edges lower, energy stocks fall

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 3:51pm
The S&P 500 slipped on Wednesday after ending the previous session with a record and the Nasdaq failed to hold all-time highs reached earlier in the day while investors waited for more earnings reports.

Euro falls on weak German business morale, stocks slip

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 3:26pm
The euro fell against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after data showed a surprise deterioration in German business morale, raising fears of slowing global growth and weighing on a gauge of world equity markets, including Wall Street.

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:39am
The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors seeking to do business with the second most-populous U.S. city disclose their ties to the gun rights group.