Amazon's self-delivery blitz is buoying automakers

Amazon’s self-delivery blitz is buoying automakers

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The Amazon.com Inc. vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul de sacs aren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too. Amazon has built up a fleet of 30,000 last-mile delivery trucks and vans since creating its own delivery network […]

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Gunman shot dead after attacking Russia’s security service HQ

Gunman shot dead after attacking Russia’s security service HQ

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Russian police have shot dead a gunman who attacked the Moscow headquarters of the country’s security services, killing one of the agency’s officers. Five other people were severely injured in the attack that took place during the Thursday evening rush hour in the centre of Moscow, less than 1km from the Kremlin where President Vladimir […]

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Column: Appeals court saves and hurts Obamacare with one ruling

Column: Appeals court saves and hurts Obamacare with one ruling

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Legal experts and health reform advocates were both breathing sighs of relief and groans of frustration Wednesday when a federal appeals court issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Relief because the three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stopped short of declaring the entire law unconstitutional, […]

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Facebook can rely on data transfer rules, says ECJ adviser

Facebook can rely on data transfer rules, says ECJ adviser

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Facebook and other companies that transfer troves of personal data to the US were buoyed after a senior adviser to Europe’s top court validated the main legal mechanism they rely on. In a legal case that has been running for nearly seven years, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Oe, advocate-general at the European Court of Justice, said the […]

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PG&E, Newsom clash over clause that could let state take over

PG&E, Newsom clash over clause that could let state take over

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A clause that would allow California to take over bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. under certain circumstances has emerged as a big sticking point in negotiations between the company and Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom wants the parent of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to include a provision in its reorganization proposal that would allow the […]

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Bank of England refers hacking of press conferences to FCA

Bank of England refers hacking of press conferences to FCA

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The Bank of England has referred to the UK’s financial watchdog the revelation that an audio feed of its market-sensitive press conferences was supplied to high-speed traders before the events were officially broadcast. Following a rapid internal investigation, the central bank confirmed what it called a “wholly unacceptable” use of its back-up audio feed of […]

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RBS Shakes up Management at NatWest Markets By Investing.com

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© Reuters. Investing.com — Here is a summary of the most important regulatory news releases from the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, 19th December. Please refresh for updates. Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:) replaced the top two managers at its struggling investment bank, NatWest Markets. CEO Chris Marks and CFO Richard Place will step down […]

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Instagram tells influencers to stop promoting vaping products

Instagram tells influencers to stop promoting vaping products

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Instagram is finally making rules to govern content in influencer advertising. Influencers, the photo-sharing app’s most-followed users who are paid by brands to post, will no longer be allowed to promote products related to vaping, tobacco and weapons, Instagram said Wednesday in a blog post. The decision came after Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled this […]

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