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U.S. regulator reasserts goal to restrict AT&T, Verizon in auction

WASHINGTON, April 17 - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator in a letter to a lawmaker on Thursday reasserted his commitment to help smaller national wireless carriers get access to valuable lower-frequency airwaves in the upcoming spectrum auction.

17 Apr 2014

Slim deal for Telekom Austria set for agreement

VIENNA, April 17 - An agreement between Carlos Slim's America Movil and the Austrian government to take joint ownership of Telekom Austria is likely to be agreed next week despite a public war of words that broke out on Friday.

17 Apr 2014

Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year.

17 Apr 2014

UPDATE 2-Rockwell Collins profit falls, but acquisition aids sales

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17 Apr 2014

UPDATE 1-AFRICA INVESTMENT-Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit

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17 Apr 2014
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Sensex jumps 351 points, snaps 3-day losing streak

MUMBAI - The BSE Sensex rose more than 1.5 percent on Thursday to snap a three-day losing streak as lenders such as ICICI Bank surged on value buying, earnings expectations and hopes of gains in bond portfolios after the Reserve Bank of India's biggest debt auction.