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Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source

BEIJING - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

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Judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars.

Tech, Media 4:42am EDT

China Huarong says Goldman, Warburg, others to buy $2.4 billion stake

HONG KONG - China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd, the country's biggest bad-debt manager, said on Thursday regulators have approved a deal for it to sell a 20.98 percent stake to a consortium of eight investors for 14.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion).

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German joblessness up slightly in August, rate steady at 6.7 percent

BERLIN - German unemployment posted a small but unexpected increase in August but the jobless rate held steady at just 6.7 percent, the Labour Office said on Thursday, suggesting the job market in Europe's largest economy remains intact.

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China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers

BEIJING/SEOUL - A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child laborers, denying allegations by a U.S.-based activist group.

Tech, Media, China 6:24am EDT

JAL to buy 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets, order 15 Embraer aircraft

TOKYO - Japan Airlines said on Thursday that it will buy as many as 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and will order 15 regional aircraft from Brazil's Embraer SA with options to purchase as many as 12 more.

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