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| Jul 17, 2014

Dollar edges lower to ¥101.49

The dollar dipped to around ¥101.50 in Tokyo on Thursday, weighed down by sagging U.S. long-term interest rates. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥101.49-50, down from ¥101.69-69 on Wednesday. The euro was at $1.3533-3534, down from $1.3552-3556, and at ¥137.36-37, down from ...

U.S. seeks email access after death

Jul 17, 2014

U.S. seeks email access after death

A group of influential U.S. lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to online accounts when a person dies. The Uniform Law Commission was expected to endorse a plan Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to a ...

Jul 17, 2014

BMW to recall 1.6 million cars over concerns on Takata air bags

German automaker BMW said Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp. because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 ...

Jul 17, 2014

JAL to offer wireless Internet on domestic flights

Japan Airlines Co. will start offering in-flight wireless Internet connection on some of its domestic flights from July 23, the airline said. Passengers on some flights connecting Haneda with Hakodate, Hokkaido, Osaka and Fukuoka will have access to the wireless Internet on their PCs ...

Jul 17, 2014

Apple may refund $400 million in digital book settlement

Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion. The settlement bill emerged in a Wednesday ...