A new cold war that won't be easy for US to win There is a new global conflict taking shape in cyberspace, and the U.S. will find it hard to declare victory over nations that hack into its systems.
| By: Krysia Lenzo, special to CNBC.com
Schengen: Europe's open borders in question Schengen, on the vine-flanked Moselle where old enemies France and Germany meet, gave its name 30 years ago to the code which removed border controls between most European states. "It's not Schengen that's the problem," the commissioner in charge of it, Dimitris Avramopoulos, told Reuters as Budapest, Vienna and Berlin bicker about what to do with thousands of...
| By: Alastair Macdonald
UPDATE 1-Florida county sweetens bid for Jeff Bezos' rocket company CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state, regional and...
| By: Irene Klotz
Smart(er) homes: Nest thermostat gets upgrade Connected device company Nest Labs will release a 3rd version of the Learning Thermostat. Its the flagship product of the Google Alphabet company. Re/code reports.
| By: Mark Bergen
EXCLUSIVE-Mexico withheld millions in tax refunds from P&G, Unilever, Colgate MEXICO CITY, Sept 1- Mexico's government withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds owed to Procter& Gamble, Unilever, and Colgate combined as it sought to coax them and other multinationals to pay more income tax locally, according to people close to the talks. After luring foreign companies with corporate tax breaks for years, Mexico moved to boost...
| By: Alexandra Alper
Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials NEW YORK- Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs. The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young viewers. It's setting up a streaming TV service for millennials who don't watch a boob tube.
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer
Three steps US must take to energize job creation Here's what Congress and the president need to do to get the economy pumping and create jobs, says former Office Depot and Auto Zone CEO Steve Odland.
| By: Steve Odland, CEO of the Committee for Economic Development
Tech Tips: Windows 10 privacy settings worth checking SAN FRANCISCO- Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords. The information is used by Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated digital assistant, and other new features that try to...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer