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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores....

The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals
DETROIT (AP) -- Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals....

What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services....

AP Explains: What the Uber data breach is all about
When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year....

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram....

AT&T suit may herald a new antitrust era - or Trumpian pique
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Trump administration's decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of mergers found to harm consumers....

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, on Tuesday unveiled a plan to undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015 ....

Politics or policy? Behind the dispute over AT&T-Time Warner
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T is vowing to fight the U.S. government to save its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, after the Justice Department sued to block the deal on grounds it could hike television bills and hamper innovation....

Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court....

Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Meg Whitman, who oversaw the breakup of one of Silicon Valley's pioneering companies, is stepping down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co....

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