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| April 21, 2018

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Russian Crackdown on Messaging App Sparks Business Outages

April 21, 2018 |

When Russia’s communications regulator tried to shut down a messaging app, hundreds of businesses and sites got caught in the web, underscoring how far Kremlin is willing to go to tighten its grip on the internet. What’s News Europe

Airline Regulators Call for Emergency Inspections of Boeing 737 Engines

April 21, 2018 |

U.S. aviation regulators in the wake of this week’s fatal Southwest Airlines accident imposed emergency inspection requirements for jet engines that power many Boeing 737 jetliners around the world. US Business

Takeda Sweetens Takeover Proposal for Shire

April 20, 2018 |

Japan’s Takeda said it had made a sweetened proposal to buy Shire after its three previous bids for the rival drugmaker that has drawn broader interest across the sector were rejected. US Business

How North Korea’s Hackers Became Dangerously Good

April 20, 2018 |

North Korea’s fingerprints have appeared recently in some surprisingly sophisticated cyberattacks, including on central banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. Pyongyang is cultivating elite hackers much like other countries train Olympic athletes. What’s News Asia

GE Takes Hit From Old Mortgage Unit, Cites Other Progress

April 20, 2018 |

GE reported a quarterly loss on a $ 1.5 billion charge related to a subprime mortgage business it once owned, but executives said they were making progress on their efforts to turn around its industrial businesses. US Business

Apple Struggles With Effort to Diversify Screen Suppliers

April 20, 2018 |

Apple’s efforts to line up a second supplier for its high-end smartphone screens have hit a hurdle because LG Display is struggling to make them, according to people familiar with the matter. US Business

Merkel and Macron Begin Sparring on Eurozone Reform

April 20, 2018 |

German and French leaders on Thursday kick-started what promised to be difficult talks about strengthening the eurozone’s architecture, as Berlin maintained its skepticism over ambitious French proposals to deepen the integration of the currency union’s economies. What’s News Europe

Mattel Taps Its Fourth CEO in as Many Years

April 20, 2018 |

Mattel hired former studio executive Ynon Kreiz to succeed CEO Margo Georgiadis after about one year in the job, a surprising shake-up at a toy maker searching for a strategy that can end a four-year sales slump. US Business

Qualcomm’s $44 Billion Purchase of NXP Has ‘Hard to Resolve’ Issues: China

April 19, 2018 |

China is the last major government yet to approve the pending deal and this is its first public comment since Beijing-Washington trade tensions ramped up. What’s News Asia

In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in Middle

April 19, 2018 |

The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put tech firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets. US Business