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Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal
LONDON (AP) -- Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a James Bond movie....

House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats, frustrated by what they see as GOP inaction and with an eye on midterm elections, on Tuesday held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been interrogated in the Republican-led Russia investigations....

Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits....

US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West....

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines....

Lawmakers: EPA security chief improperly runs outside firm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been operating an outside consulting firm without proper approval from ethics officials, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday....

Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic senator who supports rolling back some of the financial rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis warned bankers Tuesday that the legislation will stall if it comes back to the Senate for another vote....

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history....

Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command....

Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dead. Long live the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection....

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