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UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

PARIS - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service.

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Fearing return to drachma, some Greeks use bitcoin to dodge capital controls

LONDON - There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin.

Greece 03 Jul 2015

Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

MOSCOW - Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results.

03 Jul 2015

Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh opposition

SEOUL - The proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions on Friday, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it.

Deals, 03 Jul 2015

Intel President Renée James to step down in January

- Intel Corp President Renée James will step down in January to pursue an external chief executive role, Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said in a statement.

02 Jul 2015

GAO sees room for improvement in bank cyber security exams

- U.S. banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned.

02 Jul 2015