Several automakers back Trump in two other California vehicle emissions suits

Several automakers back Trump in two other California vehicle emissions suits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N), Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) and other major automakers late Thursday sought to intervene on the side of the Trump administration in two additional legal challenges to its efforts to bar California from setting tailpipe emissions standards. FILE PHOTO: Traffic backs up on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New... Read More

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp – sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal... Read More

Oil prices stabilize, but set for big weekly loss amid trade gloom, rising output

Oil prices stabilize, but set for big weekly loss amid trade gloom, rising output
TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices steadied on Friday after a rough week, squeezed about 4% lower by a combination of rising global supply and uncertain future demand. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Oklahoma September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nick Oxford U.S. crude surfaced for air for the first time... Read More

Canada denies sharing Huawei CFO Meng’s devices details with FBI: court documents

Canada denies sharing Huawei CFO Meng’s devices details with FBI: court documents
(Reuters) – The Canadian attorney general has filed affidavits asserting that information identifying Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s electronic devices was not shared with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during her December 2018 arrest in Vancouver, court documents showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returns to British Columbia supreme court... Read More

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) was sued on Thursday in a proposed class action accusing it of discriminating against older and female users by withholding advertising for financial services such as bank accounts, insurance, investments and loans. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration According to... Read More

Pinterest quarterly revenue, forecast disappoint; shares plunge

Pinterest quarterly revenue, forecast disappoint; shares plunge
(Reuters) – Pinterest Inc (PINS.N) fell short of Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on lower-than-expected average revenue per user and its revised full-year sales forecast came marginally below expectations, sending its shares tumbling 20%. FILE PHOTO: A guest hold up a phone during the Pinterest Inc. IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New... Read More

Qantas says cracks found in three 737 NG jets, will minimize customer impact

Qantas says cracks found in three 737 NG jets, will minimize customer impact
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) said on Friday it found structural cracks in three of its Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 NG planes after conducting earlier-than-required checks of its aircraft as part of a global issue with the model. FILE PHOTO: Qantas aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Australia, November 6, 2018. Picture... Read More