News highlights – 9 November 2017

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News highlights for 9 November 2017

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AT&T ready to litigate over Time Warner deal

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc is ready to litigate if the U.S. Department of Justice blocks its $85.4 billion Time Warner Inc deal, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Thursday. Read more…

Asia fintech start ups wow investors in Hong Kong

A select group of FinTech companies demonstrated their products and services to dozens of top banking, venture capital and technology executives at Accenture’s fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Investor Day at Cyberport in Hong Kong. Read more…

AT&T will up 2018 investment by $1 billion if tax law passes

Today, AT&T committed to step up its 2018 U.S. investment by an additional $1 billion if Congress passes — and the President signs into law — the corporate tax provisions currently in the House bill introduced last week. Read more…

Bitcoin hard fork is suspended

In a surprising, yet seemingly welcome move, the organizers of the next hard fork in Bitcoin’s lifespan have suddenly decided to suspend their plans to start increasing the block size of the cryptocurrency. Read more….

Google tells US regulators it supports tightening election rules

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit told U.S. election regulators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that it “strongly supports” tightening rules on online political advertising as part of efforts to curtail “foreign abuse and influence” in elections. Read more…

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