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Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.
Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

TOKYO — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest.
Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains

Cubans fly around the world hunting shopping bargains

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Most people don't think of Haiti as a shopping destination. Unless they're Cuban.
China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

VANCOUVER — Ajailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.
Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

NEW YORK — U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents.
Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

VALENCIA, Venezuela — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday.
Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside?

Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France's anger subside?

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt pe
Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

LONDON — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement.
Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

NEW YORK — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behaviour .
Hydro One, Avista to ask U.S. regulator to reconsider order against acquisition

Hydro One, Avista to ask U.S. regulator to reconsider order against acquisition

TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say they plan to formally request that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission reconsider its order last week denying approval of the $6.7-billion takeover of the U.S.-based energy utility.