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Todays Top Business News
From around the world and across the street.

Ryanair CEO to face shareholders amid cancellations trouble
29 minutes ago
LONDON (AP) -- Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary will face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House
by By ERIC TUCKER
40 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The Associated Press has learned....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devices
by By RYAN NAKASHIMA and MICHAEL LIEDTKE
1 hour ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Republicans see political necessity in health care effort
by By ALAN FRAM
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Toshiba, keen to seal $18 billion chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays
1 hour ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Lufthansa CEO puts focus on 38 wet lease planes in Air Berlin battle
1 hour ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa's bid for Air Berlin assets is focused on securing the 38 crewed planes it currently leases from the insolvent carrier and it is interested in a further 20 to 40 planes, Lufthansa's chief executive said.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division
1 hour ago
TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones - its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.
[From Reuters: Business News]
China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund
2 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles
by By SHERRY ZHENG and YURI KAGEYAMA
2 hours ago
CHIBA, Japan (AP) -- The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Dollar shines, Asia shares slip after Fed signals Dec rate hike
2 hours ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar shone while Asian shares slipped on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to start shrinking its balance sheet and signalled one more rate hike later this year.
[From Reuters: Business News]
What is at stake for Uber in U.S. bribery probe?
2 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will likely go on for a year or more and could lead to snowballing legal and compliance costs if lawyers find systemic problems.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Asian shares lower, dollar up after Fed's latest statement
by By KELVIN CHAN
2 hours ago
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian shares were mostly lower while the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures
by By YURI KAGEYAMA
3 hours ago
TOKYO (AP) -- The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
Avis, Hertz shares rise but remain in short-seller cross-hairs
3 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. car-rental companies Avis Budget Group Inc and Hertz Global Holdings Inc have driven out of the ditch in recent weeks, aided in part by storms that devastated the southern United States.
[From Reuters: Business News]
SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system
by By AMIR BIBAWY
5 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016....
[From AP Top Business News at 4:36 a.m. EDT]
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