Why tax plan might not put US firms’ overseas cash to work
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Why tax plan might not put US firms’ overseas cash to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican tax bill is meant to send trillions in corporate profits overseas pouring back home and, in the process, give the U.S. economy a healthy boost. It may be more likely to land with an economic thud and provide a windfall to tax attorneys scouring the Byzantine bill for tax … Continue reading

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Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes
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Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia and Apple have settled their numerous legal disputes after signing an agreement to work together. Nokia, once the world’s No. 1 cellphone maker and now a networks provider after selling its ailing mobile phone sector to Microsoft in 2014, described the pact as “meaningful.” Maria Varsellona, Nokia’s chief legal officer said … Continue reading

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
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Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. … Continue reading

A look at some Israeli high-tech successes
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A look at some Israeli high-tech successes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel announced Monday it will spend more than $15 billion to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company that develops technology that essentially gives computers a sense of their physical surroundings — the largest high-tech acquisition in the history of the Jewish State. Faced with limited natural resources, Israel has fostered a vibrant high-tech … Continue reading

US fights Microsoft’s bid to tell users when feds take data
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US fights Microsoft’s bid to tell users when feds take data

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. Microsoft says its customers have a constitutional right to know when the government collects their private … Continue reading