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Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington

WASHINGTON Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook , are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

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A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

Japan Sep 24 2017

Protests could derail St. Louis' bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com's second headquarters, academics and business executives said.

U.S. Sep 23 2017

Amazon affiliate to buy $27.6 million stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop

MUMBAI An affiliate of Amazon.com Inc has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing.

Sep 23 2017

Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber's bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators.

Sep 23 2017

Investor group seeks probe into SEC hack, urges data rules delay

WASHINGTON A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were secure.

Cybersecurity Sep 22 2017