Dollar, global shares up in Asia on relief at North Korea inaction – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar won a reprieve from risk aversion on Monday after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile, tempering safe havens such as the yen and Treasuries. Investors remained cautious over the possible economic impact of Hurricane Irma as […]

China’s Electric Car Push Lures Global Auto Giants, Despite Risks – New York Times

China wants the big players to share their electric car knowledge, too. The foreign automakers face new Chinese regulations that put heavy legal pressure on them to transfer electric-car technology to their local partners. Chinese officials are also set to impose stringent regulations that would force automakers like Volkswagen and G.M. to sell new-energy cars […]

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the US – New York Times

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the US – New York Times

In addition to the other material, hackers were also able to retrieve names, birth dates and addresses. Credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers were stolen, while documents with personal information used in disputes for 182,000 people were also taken. Other cyberattacks, such as the two breaches that Yahoo announced in 2016, have eclipsed the penetration […]

This map shows 39 places that could win Amazon’s new-headquarters contest – Washington Post

Local leaders across North America are suddenly competing to host the second headquarters of Amazon, one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms. But an analysis by The Washington Post shows that only a few dozen metropolitan areas fit the criteria set out by the technology giant in an announcement Thursday. Officials representing St. Louis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Tulsa […]

Equifax hack hits credit histories of up to 143 million Americans – Washington Post

The credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday that hackers gained access to sensitive personal data — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — for up to 143 million Americans, a major cybersecurity breach at a firm that serves as one of the three major clearinghouses for Americans’ credit histories. Equifax said the breach began […]

Amazon Plans Second Headquarters, Opening a Bidding War Among Cities – New York Times

Amazon Plans Second Headquarters, Opening a Bidding War Among Cities – New York Times

https://nyti.ms/2xRkH7t Site Navigation Site Mobile Navigation Advertisement Photo Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. The company’s announcement that it is seeking a location for a second headquarters is likely to set off jockeying among several major cities. Credit Stuart Isett for The New York Times SEATTLE — Wanted: A place with a million people, a diverse population, […]

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership – TechCrunch

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge, MA academic institution. The lab will be co-chaired by Dario Gil, IBM Research VP of AI and Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of MIT’s School of Engineering. Big Blue intends to […]