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Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely: U.S.

Created 17 May 2017
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U.S. Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion is likely, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Uber must return stolen Waymo files, can continue self-driving work: U.S. judge

Created 16 May 2017
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Uber Technologies Inc must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program.

 

U.S. airlines meet with Homeland Security on expanding laptop ban

Created 12 May 2017
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U.S. Homeland Security officials met with major U.S. airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said.

 

U.S. candymakers band together to reduce calories

Created 12 May 2017
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Five major chocolate and candy companies announced a joint commitment on Thursday to reduce calories in many sweets sold on the U.S. market, a rare example of cooperation in a competitive industry and testament to a rising consumer distaste for sugar.

 

Tunnel collapses at Washington nuclear waste plant; no radiation released

Created 10 May 2017
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A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indication workers or the public were exposed to radiation, federal officials said.

 

Amazon sweeps U.S. market for voice-controlled speakers: study

Created 09 May 2017
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Amazon.com Inc is dominating the nascent market for voice-controlled speakers, research firm eMarketer said on Monday.

 

Trump review of Wall Street rules to be done in stages: sources

Created 09 May 2017
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The U.S. government's review of a landmark 2010 financial reform law will not be complete by early June as originally targeted, and officials will now report findings piece-by-piece, with priority given to banking regulations, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

 

Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper

Created 08 May 2017
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Nearly 400 migratory birds of brilliant plumage were killed when they smashed into an office tower in Texas while flying in a storm, officials said on Friday.

 

Brad Pitt says he quit drinking, in therapy after split with Jolie

Created 04 May 2017
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Brad Pitt has opened up for the first time about his divorce from Angelina Jolie, admitting to heavy drinking and pot smoking and a lifetime of cutting himself off emotionally from others.

 

Google success in U.S. schools forces Microsoft, Apple to scramble

Created 03 May 2017
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Microsoft Corp's announcement of a suite of new education products on Tuesday shows the company's determination to reverse a major shift that has taken place in U.S. classrooms in recent years: for most educators and school districts, Google's Chromebook is now the computer of choice.

 

Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

Created 30 April 2017
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A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.

A protester dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump rally during the Peoples Climate March at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

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