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TOKYO (AP) — International stock markets were mixed today as investors awaited a meeting of finance and economic ministers of the Group of 20 industrial countries. Futures point to a lower opening on Wall Street today. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose slightly but remains just below $49 a barrel. The dollar fell against the yen and the euro.
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Federal Reserve will report today on industrial production in February. And in Germany, finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 world powers are beginning a two-day meeting.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is trying to take advantage of the push toward self-driving cars and position itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader, as illustrated by Intel's more than $15 billion acquisition of Israeli firm Mobileye this week. Israel is now home to hundreds of startups that provide everything from censors to cybersecurity to data collection for autonomous vehicles.
TOKYO (AP) — The first ruling in legal action that resulted from the 2011 tsunami that destroyed three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has gone against the government and a Japanese utility. A court has ruled that the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. are liable for neglecting tsunami safety measures and ordered them to pay 62 of the thousands of people who had to leave their homes due to radiation. About 30 lawsuits are pending.
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has determined that its Twitter account was "hacked by an external source" after it sent a message calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President." The tweet to Trump on Thursday from the official account for McDonald's Corp. has since been deleted but was captured in screenshots. McDonald's said in a statement that it took swift action to secure its account, and apologized.
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