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Chinese hack targets Indian media, says Report

A U.S.-based private cybersecurity company said Wednesday it's uncovered evidence that an Indian media conglomerate, also as a police department and also the agency responsible for the country’s national identification database are hacked,…

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but announced no additional stimulus plans. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo,…

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. Benchmarks rose modestly in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but the Shanghai Composite index was almost…

World shares mixed after sell-off on Wall Street

European shares opened higher on Friday and U.S. futures bounced back after a day of losses in Asia. Germany’s DAX gained 0.4% to 13,101.39 and the CAC 40 in Paris jumped 0.8% to 5,048.18. Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed 0.4% to 5,874.37. U.S.…

Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney all advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P…

How will office life be different in a pandemic?

The office you once knew is likely to look vastly different. Companies are taking a variety of steps to keep people a safe distance apart, such as using staggered shifts or asking people to come in on alternating days. Cubicles may also…

Google, ADT partnering on home security products

Google is pairing its Nest smart home technology with ADT and buying a stake in the home security company. Google’s Nest hardware will be integrated at ADT, which does system installations and monitoring. ADT plans to begin offering…

China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020

BEIJING China’s auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus, an industry group reported Friday. June sales of SUVs, sedans and…

Asian shares slide after Wall Street retreat

TOKYO Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, with Tokyo dropping more than 1% as the Japanese yen gained after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low through 2022. Asian markets had been expected to fall after the Fed…

Japanese carmaker Honda hit by cyberattack

LONDON Japanese carmaker Honda said Tuesday that it has been hit by a cyberattack that disrupted its business, though it expects the overall impact to be contained. The company said in a statement that it could “confirm that a cyber…

Germany, France propose EU economic recovery fund

BERLIN The leaders of Germany and France proposed Monday a 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) recovery fund for European economies hit by pandemic. In a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron…

Twitter to label disputed COVID-19 tweets

CHICAGO Twitter announced Monday it will start alerting users when a tweet makes disputed or misleading claims about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter policies that tech companies are rolling out to…

Virus tracing app raises privacy concerns in India

NEW DELHI As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is actively pursuing contact tracing to help control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a smartphone app that evaluates…

Chinese robot maker sees demand surge amid virus

BEIJING While other industries struggle, Liu Zhiyong says China’s virus outbreak is boosting demand for his knee-high, bright yellow robots to deliver groceries and patrol malls looking for shoppers who fail to wear masks. Liu, CEO of…

Wuhan reports no new cases of virus infection

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 215,000 people and killed more than 8,700. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or…

Best countries 2020: Switzerland Remains No.1

Switzerland remains the best country in the world, though Canada has moved up to the second spot in the U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings. For Switzerland, it's the the fourth consecutive year the island of neutrality in Central…