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Moody's cuts VW's credit rating amid emissions scandal
Moody's cuts VW's credit rating amid emissions scandal

Moody's hit embattled German automaker Volkswagen with a credit downgrade, saying the company's reputation and earnings were at risk from the growing emissions cheating scandal.

Moody's cuts VW's credit rating amid emissions scandal
VW sales in United States hit by emissions scandal
VW sales in United States hit by emissions scandal

Volkswagen sales in the US market appeared to take a hit last month from the company's huge emissions scandal.

VW sales in United States hit by emissions scandal
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Samsung unveils $10bn share buyback with Q3 profit surge

South Korea's Samsung Electronics pulled out of an extended earnings dive, reporting a nearly 30 percent surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a $10 billion share buyback.

Samsung unveils $10bn share buyback with Q3 profit surge
VW skids into red in wake of pollution scandal
VW skids into red in wake of pollution scandal

German auto giant Volkswagen said that the global pollution-cheating scam it is currently embroiled in pushed it deeply into the red in the third quarter and would hurt earnings for the whole of 2015.

VW skids into red in wake of pollution scandal
Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'
Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'

Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg said he believes India will be crucial to getting "the next billion online" and helping to alleviate poverty.

Facebook's Zuckerberg in India to get 'next billion online'
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Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather

Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.

Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather
Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers
Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers

Twitter co-founder and chief Jack Dorsey said that he is giving a third of his shares to company employees.

Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers
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Instagram short 'Boomerang' videos aim to hook users

Instagram unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video "loops" in an effort to keep up with rivals offering animated images.

Instagram short 'Boomerang' videos aim to hook users
Italy's Fendi sets up home in fascist folly
Italy's Fendi sets up home in fascist folly

Luxury fashion company Fendi unveiled its new headquarters in a long-abandoned, now renovated architectural folly created by the WWII fascist leader Benito Mussolini in Rome.

Italy's Fendi sets up home in fascist folly
Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director
Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director

Raf Simons has quit as creative director at Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said.

Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the technology giant's new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers.

Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery
Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery

Kazakhstan is to construct its fourth oil refinery in cooperation with Iran and China.

Iran and China to join construction of Kazakhstan's oil refinery
YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming
YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming

YouTube Gaming ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch by adding streamed play of mobile games and a new subscription option.

YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming
EU clears chipmaker Intel's $16.7 bn buyout of Altera
EU clears chipmaker Intel's $16.7 bn buyout of Altera

EU regulators cleared Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, to buy US firm Altera for $16.7 billion in one of the largest ever Silicon Valley deals.

EU clears chipmaker Intel's $16.7 bn buyout of Altera
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Facebook says no to 'dislike' button but tests 'sad' and 'angry' ones

Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users in Ireland and Spain to express a range of emotions on posts -- but there will be no "dislike" button, the social network said.

Facebook says no to 'dislike' button but tests 'sad' and 'angry' ones
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Russia's Gazprom delays pipeline project amid Turkey tensions

Russian gas giant Gazprom said its TurkStream pipeline project with Turkey would be delayed as tensions between Moscow and Ankara peak over Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict.

Russia's Gazprom delays pipeline project amid Turkey tensions
91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating
91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating

Volkswagen said that more than 91,000 of its vehicles in Australia are fitted with emissions-cheating technology, more than two weeks after the global scandal broke.

91,000 vehicles in Australia affected by VW cheating
Crisis-hit Russia toiling to keep factory towns alive
Crisis-hit Russia toiling to keep factory towns alive

The hulking Soviet-era mineral refinery in Pikalyovo, one of Russia's hundreds of factory towns hit by a crippling economic crisis, has been a blessing, and at times a curse, for a place dependent on a single industry.

Crisis-hit Russia toiling to keep factory towns alive
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Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal

Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US.

Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal
Modi promises German companies easy ride as Merkel visits
Modi promises German companies easy ride as Merkel visits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged German companies to do business in India and promised tax and other economic reforms, on the final day of Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit.

Modi promises German companies easy ride as Merkel visits