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1/6/2016
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Jan. 6 — Multinational companies have their eyes on two major issues in the European Union for 2016—the final adoption of a new privacy and data security framework for the EU and the move to replace the invalidated U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program that eased the...
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1/6/2016
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Out in Las Vegas this week, plenty of automakers are using the Consumer Electronics Show to tout techy innovations and plug autonomous driving developments. But advocacy group Consumer Watchdog is trying to crash the party. The organization is seeking to brand the cars...
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1/5/2016
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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil complaint Monday against Volkswagen over its sale of vehicles that used software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests, sharply turning up the heat on the German automaker. The complaint, filed in federal court in Detroit on...
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1/4/2016
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Back in 2010, the Federal Trade Commission pledged to give Internet users the power to determine if or when websites were allowed to track their behavior. With just a few clicks, the FTC’s Do Not Track initiative promised to let consumers opt...
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1/3/2016
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With four tax initiatives on track for the November ballot, California voters are going to have to decide how much is too much. A pair of competing measures to extend 2012's expiring Proposition 30 tax hikes, a plan to boost the tobacco tax by $2 a pack and an...
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12/26/2015
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"Our Palo Alto team has grown significantly this year, using research and innovation to explore and develop future mobility solutions", said Ford CEO Mark Fields. Ford will test autonomously in the second half of 2016. Coming almost a year after its January...
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12/24/2015
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With Hearsay Social services, financial advisers can learn about life events, stay on top of news; Have you friended your insurance agent? Hearsay Social asks Financial advisers and insurance agents may be among the few Facebook users who want to see more baby photos...
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12/23/2015
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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California judge on Monday gave "conditional approval" to a proposed settlement over problems with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power billing system. "The settlement is not approved until it's approved....
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12/22/2015
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In 2011, John H. Gass received a disconcerting message from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: His license had been revoked, and he had to refrain from driving immediately. Gass hadn’t received a traffic ticket in years, The Boston Globe reported at...
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12/22/2015
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Inside the courtroom, a judge's review on Monday of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's still-evolving settlement of a class-action lawsuit over a malfunctioning billing system was a mostly somnolent affair. The real drama was outdoors, where a...