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Feb 17, 2017

Japan asks Britain to ensure transparency over exit from EU

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida asked his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday to ensure “transparency and predictability” with regard to Britain’s planned exit from the European Union. In a meeting in Bonn, Germany, Kishida requested that Brexit not affect Japanese companies operating in Britain, ...

Feb 17, 2017

Sharp lifts profit guidance for fiscal 2016

Sharp Corp. on Friday upgraded its earnings outlook for the year through March on a decline in sales-related costs, forecasting a group operating profit of ¥47.4 billion ($418 million). That is up from the revised projection of ¥37.3 billion announced on Feb. 3. Sharp, ...

Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?

Feb 17, 2017

Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?

For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory that was spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind. In doing so, the 4-year-old “Project Loon” says it will be able to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a ...

Trump taps Acosta as labor secretary, first Hispanic in Cabinet

Feb 17, 2017

Trump taps Acosta as labor secretary, first Hispanic in Cabinet

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, who did not appear with the president, “has had a tremendous career.” He ...

| Feb 16, 2017

Tokyo stocks turn lower on yen's rise

Stocks fell back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, dragged down by the yen’s rise. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 90.45 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 19,347.53. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 199.00 points. The Topix index of all first-section ...