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Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to… Read More »

North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say

North Korea has tested a new rocket engine as part of its efforts to build a missile capable of reaching the American mainland, US officials said. The news comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyangover the North’s nuclear ambitions. The Trump administration has made the issue one of its top priorities. Despite international condemnation, North Korea has… Read More »

Apple piles on the apps for the iPhone – and users say, ‘Enough’

As Apple prepares to show off new features for the iPhone and other devices at its developer conference on Monday, the company is grappling with an uncomfortable issue: Many of its existing features are already too complicated for many users to figure out. At last year’s conference, for example, Apple’s top software executive, Craig Federighi, demonstrated how users… Read More »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria. The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a “Shi’ite crescent”… Read More »

UK police say WikiLeaks’ Assange will be arrested if he leaves Ecuador’s embassy

British police said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would still be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London after Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against him. Assange, 45, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 after skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over… Read More »

BP investors say ‘no’ to CEO Dudley’s £14 million pay deal

BP’s (BP.L) shareholders have voted against Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s £14.13 million ($20 million) pay deal for 2015, a rare investor revolt for such a major company, after it recorded a record annual loss. Some 59 percent of shareholders on Thursday opposed the pay and benefits package, according to preliminary figures, in stark contrast with previous years when… Read More »

NAB, ANZ bosses say calls for royal commission in banking a ‘serious distraction’

The bosses of Australia’s biggest banks have dismissed Labor’s call for a royal commission into the financial sector as the Federal Government rules out launching its own. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has vowed to hold a two-year, $53 million probe if elected, saying a “string of scandals” proved it was vital. But National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew… Read More »