Netflix ups U.S. fees for first time since 2015

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's U.S. business announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for two of its three main subscription plans as it spends heavily on its own original content.

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Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric commuter plane to hit market in 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

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As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is talking with Ford Motor Co about ways to avoid layoffs as the No. 2 U.S. automaker builds more electric vehicles, a senior union official told Reuters on Thursday.

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London mayor welcomes Uber boss' humility after license loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the humility shown by Uber's [UBER.UL] chief executive after the city stripped the taxi app of its license to operate, but once again criticized the company's London management on Thursday.

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Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc .

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UPS, FedEx down on report of Amazon's own delivery service

(Reuters) - Shares of United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp fell on Thursday after a report that Amazon.com Inc was testing its own delivery service, potentially encroaching on the territory of the package delivery companies.

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Shopify defends itself after Citron criticism

TORONTO (Reuters) - Shopify Inc defended its business model on Thursday, a day after short-seller Citron Research criticized the internet-commerce software provider's marketing practices, wiping about $1.5 billion off its market value.

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Luxembourg asks Amazon to set aside EU-imposed tax repayment

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg will ask online retailer Amazon to set aside the 250 million euros ($293 million) the European Commission has ordered the company to repay in taxes while the parties consider whether or not to appeal.

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Bain Capital aims to list Toshiba chip unit in three years

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP on Thursday said it aims to list Toshiba Corp's chip unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange within three years, to cash in its investment after leading an $18 billion acquisition of the business.

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