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  • Pound quivers near three-month low, stocks weak before May's Brexit stance speech

    Women, dressed in ceremonial kimonos, stand in front of an electronic board showing stock prices after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan's stock market, in TokyoBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - The pound hovered near three-month lows versus the dollar on Tuesday and stocks were mostly weaker as investors waited for British Prime Minister Theresa May to lay out plans to exit the European Union amid fears Britain will lose access to the single market. Speadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE , Germany's DAX and France's CAC . According to her office, May will say in a speech later in the day that Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU.


  • Bankrupt U.S. retailer American Apparel starts layoffs

    An American Apparel store logo is pictured on a building along the Lincoln Road Mall in Miami BeachAmerican Apparel LLC said it had started to lay off staff on Monday, after Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc withdrew its initial plan to acquire some of the bankrupt U.S. fashion retailer's manufacturing operations. Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid in a bankruptcy auction last week. It had previously indicated it would assume some of its manufacturing operations, which had made the brand synonymous with "Made in the U.S.A." American Apparel spokeswoman Arielle Patrick said the company was laying off about 2,400 workers in Southern California.


  • Trump calls corporate tax border adjustment 'too complicated': WSJ

    Presidente eleito dos EUA, Donald Trump, em Nova York(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says the border adjustment provision, a feature of House Republicans' corporate-tax plan, is "too complicated", the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. "Anytime I hear border adjustment, I don't love it", Trump told the newspaper in an interview conducted on Friday. http://on.wsj.com/2jiAaqj The border adjustment measure is part of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan's "Better Way" tax reform blueprint, which was discussed with top members of the transition team during a meeting on Capitol Hill on Monday. ...


  • Wilbur Ross, Trump's Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

    Donald Coy is pictured in front of the former manufacturing plant in Canton, OhioBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect's trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters. As a high-stakes investor a decade ago, Ross specialized in turning around troubled manufacturing companies at a time when the U.S. economy was losing more than 100,000 jobs yearly due to global trade. Supporters say Ross saved thousands of U.S. jobs by rescuing firms from failure.


  • Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant

    FILE PHOTO: Sunglasses from Ray Ban are on display at an optician shop in HanauBy Valentina Za and Sudip Kar-Gupta MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros. The all-share deal is one of Europe's largest cross-border tie-ups and brings together Luxottica, the world's top spectacles maker with brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, with leading lens manufacturer Essilor. "Finally ... two products which are naturally complementary -- namely frames and lenses -- will be designed, manufactured and distributed under the same roof," Luxottica's 81-year-old founder Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a statement on Monday.


  • Oil prices mixed on Saudi commitment to cut output, investor scepticism

    A pump jack used to help lift crude oil from a well in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale formation stands idle in Dewitt County TexasBy Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were mixed on Tuesday, supported by growth in U.S. crude production and Saudi Arabia saying it would strictly adhere to a commitment to cut output, but held back by scepticism in financial markets that oversupply would be curbed. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading up 2 cents at $52.39 per barrel at 0540 GMT. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down 19 cents at $55.67 a barrel.


  • Honda says Takata airbag ruptured in Japan, caused minor injury

    The Honda logo is seen during the North American International Auto Show in DetroitHonda Motor Co said on Tuesday that an air bag made by Takata Corp had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan, resulting in a minor injury to the car's driver. Honda said that the rupture occurred in the passenger-side air bag of one of its Fit compact multi-purpose vehicles late last month. The airbag inflated with excessive force, spraying shrapnel into the car and causing light burns to the driver's leg.


  • VW charges in U.S. breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer

    FILE PHOTO - A U.S. flag flutters in the wind above a Volkswagen dealership in CarlsbadA lawyer for one of the Volkswagen executives charged last week by U.S. prosecutors over the company's diesel emissions scandal said the way they handled the legal process would have been unconstitutional under German law. "We learned of the indictment from a live press conference," Hamburg-based lawyer Annette Voges said on Monday, adding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had neither contacted former VW brand development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser before charging him, nor granted her access to the files. Neusser remains in Germany, where prosecutors have to grant a defendant a chance to give their side of the story before an indictment, unlike in the United States.


  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway wins reinsurance licence in Malaysia

    FILE PHOTO - Warren Buffett takes part in interviews before a fundraising luncheon for the nonprofit Glide Foundation in New YorkKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has won a licence to provide reinsurance services in Malaysia, the billionaire investor's group said, as it expands operations in Asia.


  • General Motors to announce $1 billion in U.S. investment

    The General Motors logo. (David Goldman/AP)General Motors Co will announce as early as Tuesday long-held plans to invest about $1 billion in its U.S. factories, following recent criticism of the company by President-elect Donald Trump, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters late on Monday. The largest U.S. automaker is making the decision for business and not political reasons, said the person, who asked not to be identified. The investment will help GM create or retain more than 1,000 jobs, while the automaker also plans to tout other efforts to boost U.S. employment, including adding engineers, the person added.


  • New Raspberry Pi board: Compute Module 3 means you'll see Pi in more products

    New Raspberry Pi board: Compute Module 3 means you'll see Pi in more productsThe Pi 3 is shrunk down into a slimmer board designed to be built into appliances.


  • Video: Top 5 ways self-driving cars will change our lives

    Video: Top 5 ways self-driving cars will change our livesThe world will look a lot different when people are no longer behind the wheel. Here are five big things that could change.


  • How to view and edit Word documents from Google Drive with ease

    How to view and edit Word documents from Google Drive with easeIf the inability to edit MS Office files in Google Drive has been holding you back, here's how you how you can easily add this much-needed feature.


  • Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring?

    Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring?More than 90 coding bootcamps across the US aim to quickly train students in computer science skills to fill job gaps. Here's what your company should know about hiring them.


  • How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines

    How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machinesIf apt-get is slowing to a crawl or even stopping, read about the IPv6 fix that will keep your Linux server and desktop updates running smoothly.


  • 3 iOS apps for learning to code in bite-size lessons

    3 iOS apps for learning to code in bite-size lessonsLearning to code, or improving your skills, is a great New Year's resolution. Here are three iOS apps to help you make good on your promise.


  • The benefits of using Windows 10 on a 34-inch ultrawide monitor

    The benefits of using Windows 10 on a 34-inch ultrawide monitorGet a first-hand look at how you can take advantage of extra screen real estate when using Windows 10 on an ultrawide monitor.


  • Hackers steal 900 GB of data from phone hacking company Cellebrite

    Hackers steal 900 GB of data from phone hacking company CellebriteHackers have taken records of customer information and technical resources from Cellebrite, an organization which sells hardware designed to extract data from secured smartphones.


  • Windows 10: Explore the new Start menu and other changes in the Creators Update

    Windows 10: Explore the new Start menu and other changes in the Creators UpdateThe new features headed to Windows 10 in the next major update to Microsoft's flagship OS.


  • Carnegie Mellon receives more than $250 million from DoD and partners to launch robotics initiative

    Carnegie Mellon receives more than $250 million from DoD and partners to launch robotics initiativeOn Friday, the US DoD gave American Robotics, founded by Carnegie Mellon, funds towards robotics in Pittsburgh. The institute will work on innovation in robotics and could create jobs.


  • MDT: How to automate deployments using CustomSettings.ini

    MDT: How to automate deployments using CustomSettings.iniThe Microsoft Deployment Toolkit offers advanced settings that allow you to automate the deployment process--and the CustomSettings.ini file lets you take that automation a step further.


  • 4 Windows Hello devices that will change the way you log into your PC

    4 Windows Hello devices that will change the way you log into your PCWindows Hello is now found on almost 100 biometric-enabled devices. Here are some of the most interesting options for using the platform.


  • Poll: Do you use a password manager?

    Poll: Do you use a password manager?Password managers are convenient, affordable, and essential to secure your accounts. How do you lock down your sensitive business and personal data?


  • 10 Amazon Alexa skills to add to your Echo today

    10 Amazon Alexa skills to add to your Echo todayAlexa is the AI digital assistant to beat right now, and adding skills only makes it better. Here are 10 you should make sure you try if you have an Alexa unit at home or work.


  • 6 steps to network your way to a better job

    6 steps to network your way to a better jobNetworking expert J. Kelly Hoey explains how to successfully make business connections in the social media age.


  • Amazon Alexa: The smart person's guide

    Amazon Alexa: The smart person's guideAmazon Alexa is the leading digital assistant on the market. Find out more about this machine-learning innovation with our Alexa smart person's guide.


  • Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to help with cybersecurity efforts

    Trump taps Rudy Giuliani to help with cybersecurity effortsUS President-elect Donald Trump will look to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani to share insight and expertise on private sector cybersecurity issues.


  • Tech skills shortage: Amazon trains veterans to fill the gap

    Tech skills shortage: Amazon trains veterans to fill the gapWhile debate still continues over the extent of the digital skills shortage, Amazon has launched a program that will provide tech industry training and job placements.


  • Interview with a hacker: Kapustkiy from New World Hackers

    Interview with a hacker: Kapustkiy from New World HackersNew World Hackers claimed responsibility for the Dyn botnet attack. One of the group's database experts explains how he attacks networks, what happens to stolen data, and the mindset of a hacker.


  • US Department of Transportation establishes new federal automation committee

    US Department of Transportation establishes new federal automation committeeThe new committee will begin meeting in mid-January to discuss policies, research, and regulations relative to vehicle automation.


  • Las Vegas launches driverless shuttle bus test run on public roads

    Las Vegas launches driverless shuttle bus test run on public roadsAn autonomous shuttle developed by French company Navya began navigating Fremont Street in Las Vegas this week, offering free rides to citizens as part of a pilot test.


  • IBM Watson, FDA to use blockchain tech to build secure exchange for health data

    IBM Watson, FDA to use blockchain tech to build secure exchange for health dataIBM Watson Health and the FDA recently signed a research initiative looking at ways to leverage the blockchain to safely share sensitive health data, starting with oncology records.


  • Top 10 CXO trends to watch in 2017

    Top 10 CXO trends to watch in 2017The C-suite will become more involved in cybersecurity, analytics, and IoT as we move further into the new year, experts predict. Here's what your company needs to know.


  • How Credit Karma uses Akka to manage big data at scale

    How Credit Karma uses Akka to manage big data at scaleBig data can be a big headache, unless you know how to manage it at scale. Credit Karma engineering manager, Dustin Lyons, spoke with TechRepublic about how the fintech giant handles its data.


  • More than 96% of Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones returned, FAA drops pre-flight speech

    More than 96% of Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones returned, FAA drops pre-flight speechSamsung announced that more than 96% of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones have been returned, and the US Department of Transportation will no longer require pre-flight notifications about the device.


  • How to insert an image into a LibreOffice Base database

    How to insert an image into a LibreOffice Base databaseDid you know you can add images to your LibreOffice Databases? Here's how to to it, step by step.


  • 5 apps to keep your Android device running smoothly

    5 apps to keep your Android device running smoothlyAndroid devices are powerful, but they suffer from bloat and slowdowns as they age. Here are five apps to help you keep your device in peak condition.


  • How to create and use templates in Google Inbox

    How to create and use templates in Google InboxGoogle Inbox users, you'll be happy to know there is a templates tool built into the app. Discover how to use this handy templates feature for custom signatures, canned replies, and more.


  • Why the age of connected cars presents a 'very real threat' in cybersecurity

    Why the age of connected cars presents a 'very real threat' in cybersecurityAt NAIAS 2017, experts in data management and cybersecurity discussed the risks that come with the 'internet of cars.' Here's what you should know.


  • Build an effective cyberattack recovery playbook by following this NIST guide

    Build an effective cyberattack recovery playbook by following this NIST guideCybersecurity prevention efforts should not trump response capabilities. Experts at NIST spell out four steps to recovering from a cyberattack.