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Adobe to buy marketing software firm Marketo for $4.75 billion

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:30pm
Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday agreed to buy Marketo Inc for $4.75 billion from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management, adding heft to its cloud-based digital marketing business.

Fulfilling a dream, South Korea's Moon visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:09pm
South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mount Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un.

A year after deadly Maria, U.S. housing funds on way to Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:58pm
A year after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with 150 mile-per-hour (241 kph) winds, government officials on Thursday announced that about $1.5 billion in federal funds aimed primarily at rebuilding housing will start flowing to the island.

EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:28pm
European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out.

Stocks hit new highs as trade worries ease, dollar slips

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:26pm
World stock markets rallied on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting new highs, while the U.S. dollar slipped as investors viewed this week's fresh U.S. and Chinese tariffs on imports as less harsh than initially feared.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:25pm
Alphabet Inc's Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from U.S. senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules.

At least 42 drowned in Lake Victoria ferry sinking, death toll could top 200: officials

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:22pm
At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania's Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.

Four General Electric power turbines shut down in U.S. due to blade issue

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:04pm
General Electric Co said on Thursday that four of its new flagship power turbines in the United States have been shut down due to an "oxidation issue" and warned it expects the problem to affect more of the 51 units it has shipped, sending shares lower.

Trump says OPEC 'monopoly' must get prices down

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:18pm
U.S. President Donald Trump linked American support for Middle Eastern countries to oil prices on Thursday as he again urged OPEC to lower prices.

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:36am
Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:33am
The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:31am
By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

EU, Britain must re-open talks on future economy plans: French official

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:31am
Britain and the European Union will have to discuss again plans for a future economic partnership after Brexit because the two sides have failed so far to find a "landing point" for an agreement, a French official said on Thursday.

Facebook and Twitter must comply with EU consumer rules or face sanctions

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:24am
Facebook and Twitter face sanctions unless they comply with European consumer rules by the end of the year, the EU said as its regulators continue to their crackdown on U.S. social media giants over privacy concerns.

Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:12am
Flooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said.

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:09am
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina's coast

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:04am
When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state's most popular tourist destination.

Danske Bank faces fresh money laundering inquiry amid political furor

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:58am
Danske Bank faces a new Danish investigation into alleged money laundering a day after revealing payments totaling 200 billion euros ($234 billion) through its Estonian branch, many of which were suspicious.

Brexit at breaking point? Diary dates for Britain's EU departure

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:56am
British Prime Minister Theresa May has little more than six months to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union, sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval.

Ireland calls for UK to give way on Brexit backstop: FT

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:49am
Ireland has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to give way in a crucial Brexit dispute over the Irish border, saying that Dublin's only objective is to maintain the status quo on the frontier, the Financial Times reported.