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Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:14 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.(image)



XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:33:01 -0400

SEATTLE (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up for a surge in e-commerce deliveries.(image)



Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:29:06 -0400

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle schemes, a top city official told Reuters.(image)



London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:56:18 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.(image)



Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:56:10 -0400

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.(image)



Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:54:20 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities.(image)



EU opens investigation into Chinese e-bike imports

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:16:20 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes (e-bikes) from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies.(image)



Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:00:02 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Friday it had secured debt facilities of up to $700 million to help expand its car rental program.(image)



SoftBank's big checks are stalling tech IPOs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:47:29 -0400

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year.(image)



Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:40:35 -0400

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are participating in a company contest to pick a location for its second headquarters.(image)