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In immigration debate, some query skilled-worker shortage

By Sarah McBride and Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:41am EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As the wrangling over immigration reform intensifies in the Congress, the tech industry is lobbying hard to raise the limit on H-1B visas, which allow non-U.S. citizens with advanced skills and degrees in "specialty occupations" to work in the country for up to ...

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DragonWave cuts 33 pct jobs, amends deal with Nokia Siemens

Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:47am EDT (Reuters) - Telecom network equipment maker DragonWave Inc (DWI.TO) (DRWI.O) said it cut 33 percent of its senior management jobs and amended its deal with Nokia Siemens Networks NOKI.UL to reduce operating costs. Cash-strapped DragonWave, which has been trying to reduce costs since it acquired Nokia Siemens's microwave technology business last June, said...

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Hon Hai first quarter sales down as iPhone disappoints

TAIPEI | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:46am EDT TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone. From January to March, Hon Hai's sales totaled T$808.97 billion ($26.96 billion), down from T$988.34 billio...

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Alibaba Group announces Maggie Wu as new CFO

SHANGHAI | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:14am EDT SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company, said on Wednesday Maggie Wu will be appointed as the firm's chief financial officer from May 10. Wu has been working as the company's deputy CFO since October 2011. Wu joined Alibaba in 2007 as the CFO of an Alibaba unit, Alibaba.com, said the official Alibaba blog...

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BNP Paribas to open new online bank: unions

By Lionel Laurent and Alexandre Boksenbaum-Granier PARIS | Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:17am EDT PARIS (Reuters) - French bank BNP Paribas is set to open a new online bank targeting 500,000 customers in five years as it revamps its retail activities, two union sources told Reuters on Wednesday. BNP and its rival Societe Generale are cutting costs in their branch networks, whe...

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Google, AT&T target Austin for high-speed Internet

By Alexei Oreskovic and Sinead Carew SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK | Tue Apr 9, 2013 5:11pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Tuesday it plans to bring its ultra high-speed Internet and television service to Austin, Texas, next year, prompting AT&T Inc to reveal its own plans to follow suit - if it gets the same terms from local authorities. AT&...

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Sleaze-raking French website has political elite quaking

By Emmanuel Jarry and Alexandria Sage PARIS | Tue Apr 9, 2013 2:27pm EDT PARIS (Reuters) - A fledgling investigative website has made its mark as the top French media exposing government sleaze, with its coup against a minister leaving national newspapers playing catch-up and other politicians quaking. After a late-2000s debut uncovering alleged graft led to the car...

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Google to expand high-speed Internet/TV service to Austin, Texas

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Apr 9, 2013 1:52pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) is bringing its high-speed Internet and television service to Austin, Texas, the first move to expand the Google Fiber service beyond its initial location in Kansas City introduced last year. Google plans to begin connecting homes in Austin by the middle of 2...

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Panasonic executive says Europe consumer sales hold up

By Georgina Prodhan VIENNA | Tue Apr 9, 2013 1:28pm EDT VIENNA (Reuters) - Panasonic's consumer electronics sales did not fall in Europe in the fiscal year just ended despite the fact that the business is struggling globally, the company's Europe head said. "We are doing quite well in Europe in consumer electronics," Laurent Abadie told Reuters, adding that the comp...

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Dell's evaluation of buyout bid flawed: shareholder

Tue Apr 9, 2013 1:17pm EDT (Reuters) - Southeastern Asset Management, the activist investor that owns 8.4 percent of Dell Inc, said on Tuesday the computer maker's evaluation of a $24.4 billion leveraged buyout deal with its founder and buyout firm Silver Lake was flawed. Southeastern published a letter it sent to Dell's board of directors asserting the company's March 29 proxy stat...

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