March 21, 2018 / 4:28 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - March 21

March 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- The fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle operated by the ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc has prompted Toyota Motor Corp to temporarily halt its testing of self-driving cars on public roads.

- Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook Inc. Politicians in the United States and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them.

- In a move to combat the epidemic of false and unreliable information on the internet, Alphabet Inc's Google is pledging to spend $300 million over the next three years to support authoritative journalism.

- James Packer, a colorful Australian billionaire who has found himself embroiled in a corruption scandal involving Israel's prime minister, has resigned as a director of Crown Resorts Ltd, the casino company that is a source of much of his wealth.

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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