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GM says most new vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023

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The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Monday most of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as the automaker rolls out new Read More

As Chernobyl nuclear disaster feeds TV drama, is Ukraine looking at a real-life re-run?

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This month, HBO has launched its new historical drama ‘Chernobyl’, looking back at one of the worst nuclear disasters in history – but for Ukrainians, it’s also a chilling reminder that history could repeat itself. US cable giant HBO is reviving the 33-year-old memory of one of the worst – and the most infamous – Read More

Wall St. falls as trade anxieties spike

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Friday as continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down, and the Dow capped a fourth straight week of losses in its longest weekly losing streak in three years. While all three major U.S. indexes struggled for direction for much of the session, they turned Read More

Wall Street mixed as strong consumer data dampened by trade jitters

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street struggled for gains in an up-and-down session on Friday as mixed headlines on trade dampened positive consumer sentiment data, sending investors into the weekend with little enthusiasm. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Read More

Boeing completes 737 MAX software update, working on pilot training plan

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(Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. Read More

DJI Osmo Action camera poses threat to GoPro

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DJI has launched its first action camera posing a challenge to the market leader GoPro. The Chinese company already dominates the consumer market for drones. The Osmo Action uses image-stabilisation software to smooth out its video, rather than using the electronic motors found in the Osmo Pocket and other handheld gimbals. This mirrors the approach Read More

Explainer: Why Zimbabwe faces worst power cuts in three years

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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst power cuts in three years, lasting up to 10 hours daily in some areas and threatening mining output in one of the world’s biggest platinum and gold producers. FILE PHOTO: Student Rutendo Madziva reads by candlelight during an electrical power cut in Marondera, Zimbabwe, May 14, 2019. Read More

Wells Fargo and Barclays back fintech company OpenFin

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Financial services software startup OpenFin has raised $17 million in a funding round led by Wells Fargo & Co with participation from Barclays, the company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A Wells Fargo logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith Existing investors including JPMorgan Chase Read More

U.S. Democratic hopeful Inslee unveils second climate change plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender whose campaign is focused on climate change, unveiled a plan to invest $9 trillion in 10 years in modern manufacturing and green infrastructure to “revitalize America’s economy for the 21st century.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Governor Jay Inslee participates Read More