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From client to competitor: China’s rise prompts German rethink

As a golden era for its exporters fades, Germany is scrambling to secure its interests in Beijing, but China’s transformation from customer to competitor is forcing Europe’s largest economy to make changes at home.


On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation’s mammoth agricultural sector.


Exclusive: Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.


Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers

Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier U.S. data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker.


Industry must rein in spend on electric, self-driving cars: Magna CEO

Global automobile and auto parts makers which want to capitalize on electric and autonomous vehicles need to cut back investments and forge more partnerships instead, the chief executive of global parts supplier Magna International said Tuesday.


Snap CFO Tim Stone to resign, shares drop 8 percent

Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone will be leaving Snap Inc less than a year after taking the job, the company said on Tuesday, the latest in a string of executive departures from Snap over the past year.