Lucky 8? $1,000 price tag dampens iPhone enthusiasm in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market.

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Exclusive: Key U.S. senators demand answers on Equifax hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators on Monday asked Equifax Inc to answer detailed questions about a breach of information affecting up to 143 million Americans, including whether U.S. government agency records were compromised in the hack.

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Lawsuits against Equifax pile up

(Reuters) - More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information for 143 million Americans in one of the largest hackings ever.

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Seven stocks to watch during the iPhone launch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks.

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Israeli start-up building thermal cameras for self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Israeli start-up believes it can solve some of the tricky problems faced by self-driving cars by employing thermal cameras to detect heat from pedestrians, animals and objects, the latest technology being tested in the fast-growing industry.

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Volkswagen spends billions more on electric cars in search for mass market

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge pioneer Tesla in creating a mass market.

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Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against another EU sanction.

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Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

MADRID (Reuters) - Facebook has been finedĀ 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday.

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David v Goliath: Deezer seeks musical edge on Spotify

LONDON (Reuters) - From Brazilian gospel to Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dutch hip-hop, music streaming company Deezer is scouring the globe for gaps in the market where it can survive and thrive against Spotify and Apple.

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EU weighs strategy to compete in fintech with global rivals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers will discuss this week a plan to attract more financial-technology companies, in a bid to bridge the gap with global competitors and offset the loss of Europe's main fintech market after Britain leaves the bloc.

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Source: Reuters