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U.S. board to vote on likely cause of Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a Sept. 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan, the agency said on Monday.

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Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nestle SA , Unilever Plc , Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

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TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot

NEW YORK TD Ameritrade has launched a "chatbot", an automated program that can communicate with the brokerage's customers on Facebook Inc's messaging application, to give them information about markets and their accounts.

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Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus

TAIPEI Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

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Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

NEW YORK Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday that it was introducing a cheaper unlimited mobile data plan with some limits as it tries to lure customers away from rival wireless carriers.

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Germany's Jenoptik buys U.S. automation company Five Lakes

FRANKFURT German photonics group Jenoptik has bought U.S. process automation firm Five Lakes, a car industry specialist, for an undisclosed sum, it said on Tuesday.

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