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Goldman Sachs poised to enter Japan wealth management business

Business Feb 6, 2020

Goldman Sachs poised to enter Japan wealth management business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. plans to start offering wealth management services in Japan, a person with knowledge of the matter has said. The U.S. bank will target high net worth individuals through its asset management unit, the person said, asking not to be identified because ...

National Feb 6, 2020

Communications ministry asks NHK to cut viewing fees further

Communications minister Sanae Takaichi asked NHK on Wednesday to make further cuts to its subscription fees. The request was included in a set of proposals compiled by Takaichi. The proposals were approved the same day at a meeting of the Radio Regulatory Council, which advises ...

Juul bulks up science staff as FDA vaping deadline looms

Business Feb 6, 2020

Juul bulks up science staff as FDA vaping deadline looms

Juul Labs Inc. has hired former Food and Drug Administration employees and is recruiting more researchers as it prepares for a crucial regulatory hurdle that will determine the future of the top U.S. e-cigarette maker. The company and its peers must submit applications to the ...

Microsoft names new CEO to LinkedIn business

Business / Corporate Feb 6, 2020

Microsoft names new CEO to LinkedIn business

The LinkedIn professional networking service is getting a new CEO. Jeff Weiner will become executive chairman after 11 years as CEO of the Microsoft-owned business. Ryan Roslansky, senior vice president of product, will become CEO as of June 1. Weiner said the timing felt right personally ...

Business / Tech Feb 6, 2020

CERN physics lab drops Facebook over data concerns

Europe's physics lab CERN on Wednesday said it had stopped using a Facebook team-chat application because of concerns about handing over data to the U.S. tech giant. CERN said it wound up its Facebook Workplace account on Jan. 31 after the U.S. firm gave it ...

Rose cites steroids, Astros in latest plea for reinstatement

Baseball / MLB Feb 6, 2020

Rose cites steroids, Astros in latest plea for reinstatement

Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous ...

Capela, Covington headline complex four-team trade

Basketball / NBA Feb 6, 2020

Capela, Covington headline complex four-team trade

Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated trade that was struck early Wednesday involving four teams, 12 players and at least three draft picks, two people familiar ...

Chiefs celebrate with fans at victory parade

More Sports / Football Feb 6, 2020

Chiefs celebrate with fans at victory parade

Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills on Wednesday to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, and if head coach Andy Reid is to be believed, they'll be back for an encore next year. Fans lined ...

Nike to offer retail version of disputed shoe

More Sports / Track & Field Feb 6, 2020

Nike to offer retail version of disputed shoe

Nike announced on Wednesday that later this month it will begin selling a version of the running shoe Eliud Kipchoge wore when he broke the two-hour marathon barrier last October. The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% has 3.95-cm thick sole, according to The Guardian, making ...