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Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest.

EU says Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that it received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.

The ruling is the latest and biggest salvo in the EU executive Commission’s battle to have multinationals pay their fair share in the region.

Bombardier wins $1.7B British railway deal

MONTREAL — Bombardier’s railway division has won a $1.7-billion order to build 660 railway cars that will secure 1,000 jobs at its Derby facility in England.

Britain’s Department for Transport said the contract, awarded by government-selected railway operator Abellio, is part of a broader $2.4-billion effort to improve rail service in the region of East Anglia.

Panama Papers database of offshore companies goes live

FRANKFURT — A group of investigative journalists on Monday published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of a massive trove of data on the finances of the rich and powerful that has become known as the Panama Papers.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made data on 200,000 entities available on its website at 1800 GMT (2 p.m. EDT) Monday.

Amid rash of breaches, cost of cybercrime rising for companies in US and abroad, study shows

NEW YORK Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday.

A sixth-annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of cybercrime per large U.S. company at $15.4 million. That’s up 19 per cent from $12.7 million a year ago.