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U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

U.S. Supreme Court to decide major Microsoft email privacy fight

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. [more…]

Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

Published 06/10/2017

Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates. [more…]

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

Published 05/10/2017

The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc (AAPL.O), a move labeled as "regrettable" by Dublin. [more…]

Hedge fund Marathon eyes bad loans in Britain on Brexit slowdown

Hedge fund Marathon eyes bad loans in Britain on Brexit slowdown

Published 29/09/2017

U.S. credit hedge fund Marathon Asset Management sees buying opportunities in British non-performing loans as Britain's economy slows down following its vote to leave the European Union, the fund's chief executive said on Thursday. [more…]

British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Published 23/09/2017

British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said. [more…]

Ryanair pays a price for flight cancellations mess

Ryanair pays a price for flight cancellations mess

Published 18/09/2017

Ryanair (RYA.I) admitted on Monday it had messed up after the Irish budget airline disrupted the plans of hundreds of thousands of travelers by cancelling flights to cope with pilot shortages and improve its punctuality record. [more…]

From grudge to nudge: tech firms help insurers shift gear

From grudge to nudge: tech firms help insurers shift gear

Published 18/09/2017

Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway. [more…]

U.S. senator slams Allergan patent deal with Native-American tribe

U.S. senator slams Allergan patent deal with Native-American tribe

Published 15/09/2017

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal that drugmaker Allergan Plc made with a Native-American tribe to shield patents "rips off consumers" and cannot "become the new normal." [more…]

Europe`s bank regulators on expensive hiring spree before Brexit

Europe`s bank regulators on expensive hiring spree before Brexit

Published 10/09/2017

Europe's regulators are competing to hire risk specialists to prepare for an influx of banks escaping Brexit, nudging up salaries and stretching staff budgets. [more…]

SEC plans to approve Vanguard request to list actively managed ETFs

SEC plans to approve Vanguard request to list actively managed ETFs

Published 08/09/2017

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday said it planned to approve an application that would let Vanguard Group, the world's second largest asset manager, offer exchange-traded versions of its actively managed mutual funds. [more…]