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French trial accusing Orange of moral harassment wraps

Jul. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, ended Thursday. The company, formerly France Telecom, is accused of using methods to "destabilize" workers to...

AT&T pulls 'Friends' from Netflix for its streaming service

Jul. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is pulling "Friends" from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, also said Tuesday that its service...

Facebook's digital currency may flourish where banks don't

Jun. 28, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Europeans and Americans have their Visa and Mastercards. For everyone else, here comes ... Libra? Facebook's new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services — the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and...

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a Manhattan...

New network for first responders raises concern among media

Jun. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

GrubHub and H&R Block post gains while Sprint, Lovesac fall

Jun. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: GrubHub Inc., up $5.36 to $70.06 Amazon is closing down its restaurant delivery service, which posed a competitive threat to the online food ordering service. Sprint Corp., down 41 cents to $6.58 Several states are suing to block...

The Latest: States sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition and drive up...

Men plead not guilty in multi-million dollar phone scheme

Jun. 10, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty in California to federal charges alleging they devised a $25 million scheme to illegally unlocked cellphones so they could be used on any carrier's network. U.S. prosecutors said Monday that Argishti Khudaverdyan, 41, of Burbank and Alen Gharehbagloo, 40,...

Thousands descend on Liberia's capital to protest president

Jun. 7, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital on Friday to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the sinking economy while critics accused the government of blocking social media. While Weah has said citizens have the constitutional right to...