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Honda to recall nearly 1 mln Fit, other models

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co <7267.T> said on Monday it would recall about 960,000 Fit subcompacts and other models globally to repair defects including malfunctioning power window switches. No accidents have been reported due to the defects, a Honda spokesman in Tokyo said. In Japan, the recall covers Fit vehicles produced between October…

Apple enlists police aid in search for missing iPhone

San Francisco police have assisted Apple in the search for a prototype of the latest iPhone that went astray in a bar in a repeat of an embarrassing loss that took place last year. An Apple employee lost a yet-to-be-released iPhone 5 in a tequila bar in San Francisco’s Mission…

US ‘probes Motorola, Austrian lobbyist over bribes’

US regulators are investigating an Austrian lobbyist and US telecom maker Motorola over alleged bribes of up to 2.2 million euros, Austrian weekly Profil revealed Saturday. From April 2004 onwards, Motorola apparently transferred up to 2.2 million euros ($3.12 million) to three firms controlled by lobbyist Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, Profil said…

Drivers scramble for free weed after drug smuggler wrecks truck

A truck carrying a large quantity of marijuana wrecked in San Jose earlier this week, scattering its cargo across a roadway and creating a feeding frenzy as drivers passing by scrambled to collect as much as possible. After the wreck, which San Jose police say took place near Oakridge Mall…

Amazon offers California 7,000 jobs if it drops online sales tax

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has proposed a hiring spree of 7,000 jobs in California if state leaders put a recently enacted online sales tax on hold for two years. The offer comes as California contends with the second-highest unemployment rate among U.S. states and broad anxiety about the…

Lawsuit charges Windows 7 smartphones track users

Microsoft is in the crosshairs of a lawsuit charging that smartphones powered by Windows 7 software noted the whereabouts of users even if they didn’t want to be tracked. A suit filed Wednesday on behalf of a woman from the US state of Michigan maintained that Microsoft gathered location information…

IBM buying Algorithmics for $387 million

NEW YORK — US computer giant IBM announced Thursday it is buying Algorithmics, a Toronto-based firm that makes risk analytics software, for $387 million. The acquisition of Algorithmics by the Armonk, New York-based IBM comes one day after it bought i2, a British firm that makes software for crime and…

Goldman Sachs to be fined over mortgage practices

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay a fine and reform some controversial mortgage practices that sparked the “robo-signing” scandal, the US Federal Reserve said on Thursday. The Fed’s announcement did not reveal the size of the fine, which stemmed from foreclosures carried out in 2009 and 2010…

White House predicts surge in U.S. growth

The US economy will not fall into a new recession and the country’s budget deficit will decline sharply in the next three years, the White House said Thursday. While growth will remain sluggish this year, in the 1.7-2.2 percent range, the economy is not expected to contract, according to a…

Jobless claims fall 12,000 last week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits fell as expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, showing little sign of a pick-up in layoffs in the wake of a slump in business and consumer confidence. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted…

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