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SoftBank, Saudi Arabia announce massive solar power project

Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press – CP – 5 minutes ago



TOKYO — SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son announced Wednesday a $200 billion solar power project in Saudi Arabia, which promises to be the largest of its kind ever.

Online ads from unlicensed pot shops roil California market

Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press – CP – 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES — Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along with the fastest…

Chinese insurer founder tried for alleged fundraising crimes

Joe McDonald, The Associated Press – CP – 1 hour ago

BEIJING — The founder of the Chinese insurer that owns New York City’s Waldorf Hotel went on trial Wednesday on charges of improperly raising billions of dollars from investors and abusing his position…

SoftBank investigates shareholder campaign to oust executive

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 11:40PM CDT

TOKYO — SoftBank said Wednesday that it is investigating a shareholder campaign that sought the ouster of former Google executive Nikesh Arora, who had been groomed to lead the Japanese technology company….

Japan embracing cryptocurrencies despite big theft cases

Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 11:37PM CDT

TOKYO — Four years after popular Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was hacked and went bankrupt, the case still casts a shadow over the regulatory regime put in place to protect Japan’s thriving cryptocurrency…

SUVs to steal the New York International Auto Show

Tom Krisher, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 11:03PM CDT

Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will capture most of the headlines at this year’s New York International Auto Show.

Facebook accused of breaking New Zealand privacy law

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 9:12PM CDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s privacy commissioner says Facebook broke the law by not releasing information to a man who wanted to know what others were saying about him on the social network….

Rogue waves hit Hawaii fishing vessel that sank, owner says

Caleb Jones, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 8:55PM CDT

HONOLULU — The owner of a fishing vessel that sank off Hawaii over the weekend says two massive rogue waves hit the boat, swamping it and forcing the crew to abandon ship.

The Latest: Steve Wynn deposition played in court hearing

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 8:27PM CDT

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on a court hearing in a civil case involving Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts and its founders (all times local):

Revamped deal widens US access to South Korean car market

Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 8:07PM CDT

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has widened U.S. access to South Korea’s car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports.

Uber gives up autonomous vehicle testing rights in Calif.

Tom Krisher, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 8:05PM CDT

DETROIT — Uber has decided to stop testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads by letting its state permit expire on Saturday without renewing it.

Designer of deadly waterslide charged along with park owner

John Hanna, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 7:31PM CDT

TOPEKA, Kan. — A water park company co-owner accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and a designer accused of shoddy planning were charged Tuesday in the decapitation of a 10-year-old…

Facebook sued by housing advocates alleging discrimination

Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 7:23PM CDT

NEW YORK — Fair housing advocates sued Facebook Tuesday, saying it lets landlords and real estate brokers target advertising to discriminate against women, those with disabilities and families with children….

Correction: Hawaii-Fishing Boat Sinks story

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 6:11PM CDT

HONOLULU — In a story March 26 about a fishing vessel that sank near Hawaii, The Associated Press, relying on information provided the U.S. Coast Guard, reported erroneously that the Coast Guard observed…

Reports: Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify before Congress

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:43PM CDT

NEW YORK — Published reports say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to testify before Congress about how his company collects and uses people’s data.

Lululemon posts strong 4Q results thanks to website redesign

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:42PM CDT

NEW YORK — Lululemon, which is on the hunt for a new CEO after its former one resigned suddenly, reported strong financial results for its fourth quarter after a redesign of its website helped attract…

Competition commissioner fights Ticketmaster and Live Nation pricing practices

The Canadian Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:36PM CDT

TORONTO — The Commissioner of Competition is not backing down from its fight to stop Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment Inc. from allegedly using a deceptive ticket pricing practice….

Brazil’s Odebrecht signs contract with power utility

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:20PM CDT

SAO PAULO — The giant Brazilian construction company at the centre of Latin America’s largest corruption scandal has signed a $174 million contract with the power utility company Furnas, which is a subsidiary…

Oklahoma lawmakers scramble to avert teacher walkout

Sean Murphy, The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:16PM CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pressure mounted Tuesday on the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature to broker a deal on taxes to pay for hundreds of millions in new education spending and avert a threatened strike of…

Appeals court finds Google infringed on Oracle’s Java

The Associated Press – CP – Tue Mar 27, 5:04PM CDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. — A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle’s Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile…


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