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Business / Corporate Jan 7, 2020

New Mizuho investment fund targets life sciences startups

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. has established an investment fund for life sciences startups. Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Capital Co., both units of the major financial group, will invest a total of ¥5 billion for the new fund, the group announced Monday. The investment fund will support ...

Sony unveils electric car equipped with autonomous driving tech

Business / Tech Jan 7, 2020

Sony unveils electric car equipped with autonomous driving tech

Sony Corp. has unveiled the first prototype of an electric vehicle equipped with autonomous driving technology under its new Vision-S initiative. The concept car, introduced Monday by Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida at a media preview ahead of the annual CES consumer electronics trade ...

Pentagon rejects Trump threat to strike Iranian cultural sites

World Jan 7, 2020

Pentagon rejects Trump threat to strike Iranian cultural sites

The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from U.S. President Donald Trump's assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will "follow the laws of armed conflict." When asked if that ruled out ...

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

Business / Tech Jan 7, 2020

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the "smart home" and "smart city" showrooms at the ...

Thousands march in Liberia to protest falling economy

Business / Economy Jan 7, 2020

Thousands march in Liberia to protest falling economy

Thousands of Liberians gathered in the capital Monday to demand that President George Weah take decisive action to improve the economy. Dozens of riot police were deployed in Monrovia, the capital, although the scene remained calm. The government had assured security for the protesters. Roads ...

Predators fire coach Peter Laviolette after recent skid

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 7, 2020

Predators fire coach Peter Laviolette after recent skid

Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles. Assistant ...

Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy to replace Jason Garrett

More Sports / Football Jan 7, 2020

Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy to replace Jason Garrett

Mike McCarthy won a Super Bowl and went to the playoffs eight straight years while coaching two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Dallas Cowboys are hoping for similar results from McCarthy with Dak Prescott. McCarthy, who won the title as Green Bay's coach at the home ...