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Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug

(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into Facebook Inc (FB.O) after the company disclosed a bug that may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook …

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Macron calls Ford's decision over Bordeaux plant 'hostile'

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Ford’s (F.N) decision to end production at its plant in Blanquefort, southern France next year was “hostile” and …

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World stocks tumble on weak economic data from China and Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, …

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Nissan board unlikely to select new chairman on Monday: source

Passersby are silhouetted as a huge street monitor broadcasts news reporting ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn’s indictment and re-arrest in Tokyo, Japan December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co’s board is unlikely to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been expected on …

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Costco margin dip overshadows sales beat, shares slide

(Reuters) – Costco Wholesale Corp’s (COST.O) gross margins fell in the first quarter, as the warehouse operator paid higher wages, ramped up investments in its online business and cut prices amid intense competition in the grocery industry. Shopping carts are seen at a Costco Wholesale store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S. …

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