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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gives a briefing on cryptocurrency at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory skepticism of the
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Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc (FB.O) this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the
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FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Office will hold a hearing on Aug 19 in its probe of France’s new planned tax on big technology companies, calling the proposal “unreasonable.” President Donald
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG’s $2.6-billion investment in Ford Motor Co’s Argo AI self-driving unit, announced on Friday, immediately vaults the two-year-old Pittsburgh-based startup into the top ranks in the sector. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen at the Volkswagen (VW) automobile manufacturing plant in Puebla near Mexico City September 23,
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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan’s export curbs against Seoul are “undesirable”, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as a trade row between the East Asian neighbors grows. FILE PHOTO: South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha attends a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook’s (FB.O) plan to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward” until serious concerns were addressed, piling further pressure on the controversial project. Policymakers globally have expressed serious concerns about the proposed cryptocurrency, but the strong comments from the most
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(Reuters) – Britain’s state-run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments such as migraines and flu via the tech giant’s voice assistant Alexa, aiming to help more patients at home and cut down on costs. FILE PHOTO: Prompts on how to use Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant are seen
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FILE PHOTO: Baidu’s logo is pictured at the 2018 Baidu World conference and exhibit to showcase its latest AI technology in Beijing, China, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee (This July 4 story corrects to remove reference to self-driving push in headline) BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with
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