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Indian police open case against Kashmir social media users

Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:55am

Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have registered a case against unidentified internet users who employed virtual private networks, or VPNs, to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed region, police said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop their use.

Farmers block highways in Spain to protest low food prices

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:41am

Farmers in fluorescent yellow vests have begun blocking highways in southwestern Spain with tractors and other vehicles in the latest mass protest over what they say are plummeting incomes for agricultural workers.

Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo offers to buy smaller rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:26am

Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo announced Tuesday a 4.9 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) takeover offer for smaller rival UBI Banca - an unexpected move, even if experts have long called for consolidation in the sector.

EU adds 4 jurisdictions to its blacklist of tax havens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:06am

The European Union has added four countries and jurisdictions to its blacklist of tax havens.

Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:40am

In a major legal defeat for the Russian government, a Dutch appeals court on Tuesday reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former oil company Yukos.

Dutch appeals court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 billion compensation award to Yukos shareholders.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:34am

Dutch appeals court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 billion compensation award to Yukos shareholders.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:35am

Shares slipped in Asia today as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone or cancel major events including the Beijing auto show.

Toxic gas leak kills 4 more people in coastal Karachi area

Adil Jawad, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:50am

A toxic gas leak killed four more people in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said Tuesday, bringing the death toll so far to nine in the incident that has sickened hundreds and mystified authorities.

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:56pm

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone or cancel major events including the Beijing auto show.

Nissan shareholders furious at Ghosn scandal, dismal results

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:20pm

Nissan shareholders vented their outrage at the Japanese automaker's top management Tuesday for crashing stock prices, zero dividends and quarterly losses after the scandal-ridden departure of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:37pm

The Beijing auto show, the industry's biggest global event of the year, is being postponed in response to the spread of China's new virus.

Beijing postpones major auto show in latest event canceled or delayed because of virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:26pm

Beijing postpones major auto show in latest event canceled or delayed because of virus outbreak.

Mexico attorney general says case of ex-oil chief 'symbolic'

E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:13pm

Until recently, Mexico had done little to pursue corruption revealed by the investigation into Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has ensnared politicians, business leaders, and even former and sitting presidents in other Latin American countries.

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:17pm

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.

Florida could extend time for NCAA on student-athlete pay

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:05pm

Florida lawmakers sought to delay when college athletes can begin striking endorsement deals, and agreed to extend the game clock on Monday for the NCAA on its own to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 student athletes under its purview.

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:31pm

the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows — filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after years of sliding sales.

Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:54pm

Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:46pm

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:35am

In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: