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Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

May 23, 2015

Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

About 1,000 people lined up Saturday for the opening of the first Starbucks outlet in Tottori Prefecture. Japan’s least populated prefecture was the last in which the coffee chain lacked a presence. The outlet, near a train station in the city of Tottori, the ...

U.S. Senate OKs fast-track trade authority for Obama

May 23, 2015

U.S. Senate OKs fast-track trade authority for Obama

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. Senate passage of the trade bill capped two weeks ...

Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

May 22, 2015

Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

A Canadian law firm said Thursday it planned to expand its class actions against embattled Japanese auto parts giant Takata and car manufacturers over defective air bags. The plaintiffs are seeking more than 3 billion Canadian dollars (¥297 billion) from Takata and auto manufacturers ...

| May 22, 2015

Nikkei continues to rise above 20,200

The Nikkei 225 average overcame early weakness and rewrote the 15-year closing high for the third straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by hopes for further rises in stocks. The Nikkei climbed 61.54 points, or 0.3 percent, to finish at ...

May 22, 2015

Toshiba expands probe into accounting irregularities in several projects

Toshiba Corp. said Friday it will expand the scope of an independent investigation into the its accounting practices. The probe will cover Toshiba’s television, personal computer and semiconductor operations, in addition to its infrastructure business. Toshiba launched an independent investigation panel on May 15, ...