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Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Feb 21, 2017

Atlanta hopes to be among candidates for self-driving auto test tracks

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles ...

Gibraltar seizes sleek superyacht over $16.2 million debt claim

Feb 21, 2017

Gibraltar seizes sleek superyacht over $16.2 million debt claim

Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder. The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims €15.3 million ($16.2 million) in ...

Japan's supply of new condos fell to 24-year low in 2016

Feb 20, 2017

Japan's supply of new condos fell to 24-year low in 2016

The number of new condominiums put up for sale across Japan in 2016 dropped 1.4 percent from the preceding year to a 24-year low of 76,993 units, while prices stayed high, according to a private think tank. Supply dropped for the third straight year, ...

Feb 20, 2017

All of Japan's big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway ...

| Feb 20, 2017

Tokyo stocks rebound moderately

Stocks turned slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday as the yen lost some of its early strength. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 16.46 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 19,251.08. On Friday, the key market gauge lost 112.91 points. The ...

New Zealand judge upholds ruling on extraditing Kim Dotcom to U.S.

Feb 20, 2017

New Zealand judge upholds ruling on extraditing Kim Dotcom to U.S.

A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five years after U.S. authorities shut down Dotcom’s file-sharing ...