Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

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18th January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.


SoftBank is now Uber’s largest shareholder as deal closes

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18th January

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.


IBM returns to growth after six years, but dour forecast hits shares

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18th January

(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp’s revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts’ estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.