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January 9, 2019 8:29 PM MacKenzie Bezos Could Become World's Richest Woman After Divorcing Husband

As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal SA, is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $45.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Neither the Bezoses nor Amazon have commented on the likely division of the couple’s 153

January 9, 2019 1:31 PM Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli private high-tech companies raised a record $6.47 billion in 2018, up 17 percent from 2017, the Israel Venture Capital Research Center and ZAG law firm said on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter high-tech firms raised a record $1.82 billion, up 8 percent from the third quarter, the IVC-Zag report showed. “Most of the capital 178

January 9, 2019 9:49 AM Bulgaria decides to start talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal

SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards, the defense minister said on Wednesday. The decision still requires parliament’s approval. The deal for Lockheed Martin’s F-16V Block 131

January 9, 2019 2:44 AM Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump claimed that "the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.” It’s not true that Democrats oppose funding for border security, they just aren't willing to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in wall funding. Congressional Democratic leaders have offered 132

January 8, 2019 4:16 PM Like Apple, Samsung Feels Sting of Slowed Global Economic Growth

(NEW YORK) — Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth. The announcement from the South Korean computer chip and smartphone giant comes less than a week after a weak outlook from Apple Inc. jolted markets 140

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 162

January 8, 2019 9:12 AM Japanese billionaire's Twitter post becomes historic after offering people cash

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) A Japanese billionaire has become the author of the most retweeted post ever on Twitter after 144

January 8, 2019 6:57 AM Ghosn's lawyer: Nissan agreed on transfer of currency contracts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co had agreed with former chairman Carlos Ghosn to take on his personal foreign exchange contracts, his lawyer said, disputing allegations of financial misconduct. Ghosn has been arrested on allegations including aggravated breach of trust in shifting personal investment losses worth 1.85 billion yen ($17 million) to the carmaker 85

January 7, 2019 7:39 PM SoftBank to slash planned WeWork investment: FT

(Reuters) - SoftBank Corp is in talks to invest $2 billion in U.S. shared office space provider WeWork Cos Inc this year, a much lower amount than the $16 billion discussed towards the end of last year, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The deal will now not include the participation of SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which had been a major backer of SoftBank’s 140

January 7, 2019 12:59 PM DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billion

(Reuters) - IT and consulting services provider DXC Technology Co said on Monday it would buy software development company Luxoft Holding Inc for about $2 billion to expand its digital offerings to the financial and automotive sectors. Luxoft shareholders will get $59 per share in cash, representing a premium of about 86 percent to the company’s closing 127