Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google
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U.S. jury awards Apple $539 million in Samsung patent retrial

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(Reuters) – After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) should pay $539 million to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Silhouette of mobile user is seen next
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Mexico says will not renegotiate NAFTA under pressure, but makes new offer

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MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto’s spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs. FILE PHOTO: The flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
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Labour laws in 104 countries reserve some jobs for men only

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EVEN as rich countries seek to rid workplaces of subtle gender bias, in many developing ones discrimination remains overt. According to the World Bank, women are barred from certain jobs in 104 countries (see map). Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. “Gender equality in labour law is
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What is an audit for?

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AUDITS get noticed only when things go wrong. Last week British MPs issued a scathing attack on KPMG, an auditor, for failing to avert the collapse of Carillion, a contracting company. South African authorities are looking into Deloitte’s audit of Steinhoff, a retailer. PwC, another auditor, could face a court-damages verdict for hundreds of millions
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As Tesla’s share price falls, it becomes an inviting takeover target

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A RECENT tweet from Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, an electric-car firm, shows footage of a Model X undergoing rollover testing. The SUV is propelled rapidly sideways on a trolley before encountering a sand trap that stops it suddenly, tipping the car. The Tesla teeters between ending up on its roof or settling back
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Dear oil helps some emerging economies and harms others

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When they are not fretting about the American dollar or Chinese debt, policymakers in emerging economies keep a close eye on the oil market. The price of Brent crude has risen by nearly 50% in the past year to around $80 a barrel. It ranks as the 11th-biggest spike in the past 70 years (adjusted
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Tailor shops are a thriving pocket of enterprise in Pyongyang

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WALK down the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and at first sight the passers-by look rather uniform. The women are in tidy skirt suits and medium-high heels. The men sport variations on the theme of the jacket and wide trousers preferred by Kim Jong Un, the country’s leader. Government-mandated lapel pins with portraits of
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