News highlights – 30 March

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News highlights for 30 March

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AT&T awarded contract for first responders, years late

(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday awarded a contract to AT&T Inc to build a nationwide wireless broadband network to better equip first responders, years after a federal commission recommended setting up such a system following the 9/11 attacks. Read more…

Technology stocks in Europe beat banks, mining

LONDON (Reuters) – It’s not banking or mining shares, but rather technology stocks, that have come up trumps in Europe this year and are poised to end the first quarter as the best-performing sector. Read more…

SpaceX recycled Falcon 9 launch successful

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform. Read more…

Coty just wants to defend its brands, is not against all online sales

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – German beauty products maker Coty rejected claims that its distribution policies imply a blanket ban on online sales, arguing that its main concern was to safeguard the cachet of its luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Chloe. Read more…

Samsung Galaxy S8 will beat sales of S7, says Samsung

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects sales of its new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone to beat those of its 2016 predecessor Galaxy S7, the company’s head of mobile business said. Read more…

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