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Uber to sell U.S. auto-leasing business to Fair.com: WSJ
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(Reuters) – Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its U.S. auto-leasing business Xchange Leasing to startup car marketplace Fair.com, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Robot growing pains: Two U.S. factories show tensions of going digital
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COLUMBUS, Ind. (Reuters) – When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the United States.

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U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp: sources
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(Reuters) – Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

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Report: Surprise cuts by U.S. women's hockey
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The US Women’s hockey team cut Alex Carpenter and Megan Bozek from the 2018 Olympic roster.

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Smart speakers to outsell wearables during U.S. holidays, as demand for wearables slows
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 Smart speakers will likely outsell wearable devices this holiday season. That’s the latest prediction from analysts at eMarketer, which forecasts a slowing growth rate for devices like fitness trackers and smartwatches here in the U.S. The wearable market is continuing to grow, to be clear, but it’s struggling to reach the mainstream. Next year, only […]

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Apple wins big with U.S. tax bill but faces snag on foreign patents
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit – a long-standing company goal.

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U.S. lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency’s expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

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North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks
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SEOUL (Reuters) – A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach.

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Facebook ads that let employers target younger workers focus of U.S. lawsuit
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(Reuters) – Several U.S. employers engaged in age discrimination by placing recruitment ads on Facebook targeting younger workers, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by a communications industry labor union.

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