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Updated: 2018-02-21T04:35:29

 



FILES-US-IT-LIFESTYLE-MERGER-QUALCOMM-NXP-BROADCOM-8

2018-02-20T23:30:23

Qualcomm on Tuesday increased its takeover bid for rival chipmaker NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion in hopes of shoring up support for the deal, and to potentially fend off its own unwanted suitor, Broadcom.



US-POLITICS-TRUMP-AWARDS-11

2018-02-20T23:33:28

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he is convening a task force that will focus on cyber security, including efforts to interfere in U.S. elections.



FILES-LATVIA-BANKING-CRIME-RIMSEVICS-11

2018-02-20T23:35:50

LONDON — Latvia’s official on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion and connections to money laundering.



In brief: Nova in Gulf Coast venture

2018-02-20T17:27:11

Nova in Gulf Coast venture 



India-Bank-Fraud

2018-02-20T23:34:09

NEW DELHI — India’s federal investigating agency on Tuesday arrested another five executives as it swooped down on companies run by two main suspects in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years.



ATT-TIME-WARNER

2018-02-20T23:32:34

A federal judge has ruled against AT&T in its effort to force the Justice Department to reveal whether President Donald Trump inappropriately interfered with a regulatory review of the telecom giant’s $85 billion Time Warner merger.



FILES-US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-STUDENT-GUNS-CLOONEY-10

2018-02-20T22:13:15

The actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal, a human rights lawyer, said Tuesday that they would donate $500,000 to a nationwide protest against gun violence planned next month by teenage survivors of a Florida high school shooting, inspiring similar gifts from other big-name Hollywood figures.



NS-NORTHSHORE-NShoreRendering

2018-02-20T19:51:00

Some of Pittsburgh’s biggest developers ripped a new riverfront zoning proposal Tuesday, prompting the city planning commission to delay a vote on the massive undertaking for two weeks.



Venezuela-Absentee-Workers-2-1

2018-02-20T18:14:33

CARACAS, Venezuela — Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world’s technological forefront.



Travel-Oscars-Places

2018-02-20T17:38:32

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court made clear again Tuesday that the government has broad power to restrict and regulate firearms, dismissing a Second Amendment challenge to California’s 10-day waiting period for new gun purchases.



ISRAEL-HOSPITAL-NETANYAHU-9

2018-02-20T17:56:43

JERUSALEM — The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel took a surprising new turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one of his closest advisers had sought to bribe a judge into dropping a criminal investigation involving the prime minister’s wife.



US-NEWS-AZAR-5-ABA

2018-02-20T17:46:16

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums.



MSA Safety posts quarterly loss

2018-02-20T17:41:25

MSA Safety reported a fourth quarter loss Tuesday, citing charges related to the recently enacted tax cuts and for setting aside reserves for product liability claims.



ansys-jpg

2018-02-20T16:31:30

Ansys announced Tuesday morning that it has entered a multi-year agreement with General Electric Co. that will allow the Boston, Mass.-based conglomerate to innovate more quickly with an emphasis on aviation and power generation.



CCBC-process-technology-education-center-Shell

2018-02-20T14:10:42

Shell is giving Community College of Beaver County $1 million to support creation of a Center for Process Technology Education at the college that will carry the company's name.



Gavel-courts-justice-courtroom-judge-stock-generic

2018-02-20T12:37:24

Watson Maloy, the black owner of a Washington County bridge company, avoided prison Tuesday and received probation for letting his company be used in a pass-through scheme to defraud a federal minority set-aside program.



Maronda-pipeline

2018-02-20T12:29:43

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has extended until Apr. 17 the comment period on water obstruction and encroachment permits needed to build the 97-mile-long Falcon Ethane Pipeline.



Equifax-Breach-2

2018-02-20T11:42:59

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years.



20170117ng-Amazon2-1

2018-02-20T11:00:59

E-commerce giant Amazon confirmed it is expanding its operations at SouthSide Works, where it plans to add 125 jobs in fields that include machine translation and speech science. 



Covestro-logo

2018-02-20T10:12:22

Covestro said strong demand for its plastics boosted 2017 sales by nearly 20 percent over the prior year.