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By Edwin Chan and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two years after U.S. legislators branded it a national security threat, China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort. China's second-largest smartphone maker, already with more than $40 billion in annual revenue from a wide range of telecom gear and products, is preparing to introduce Americans to several of its smartphones and wearable devices this year, including its youth-oriented "Honor" phone, Huawei officials told Reuters.
The New York Times reports that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business while she was acting as Secretary of State, possibly breaking federal rules that stipulate official correspondence must be kept for the agency's records. Clinton, who served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, reportedly did not have a government email account during her term, and conducted official business exclusively through a private email account. "It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business," Jason R. Baron, a lawyer and former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, told The New York Times.
By Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese makers has hammered Japan's once mighty consumer electronics firms. Sharp is looking to request aid from Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in a bid to shore up finances needed to restructure further, the source told Reuters, declining to be identified because a formal decision has not been made.