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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Jan. 17, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal. European indexes were broadly higher, while markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed with gains, after the U.S.'s...

In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo Marian Nixon poses for a photo at her home in Chicago. Nixon finds its easier for her prints, clothes and sketch books to be seen on Amazon rather than on her own website. But selling online presents challenges that can be hard, even impossible to overcome. She gets good reviews for her designs, but she's had bad reviews when something has gone wrong with shipping, which is out of her control. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Want to sell on Amazon? Businesses must weigh pros, cons

Jan. 15, 2020 10:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell on — a 15% fee on each sale and...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 14, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 2 Minecraft, Mojang 3 Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4 Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5 Heads Up! ,Warner Bros. 6 Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7 Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 8 Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9 iSchedule, HotSchedules 10 Facetune...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2009 file photo, David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal officer of Google, addresses the 62nd World Newspaper Congress in Hyderabad, India. Drummond, the legal chief of Google parent company Alphabet, is leaving at the end of the month, following accusations of inappropriate relationships with employees. Alphabet did not give a reason for Drummond's departure in a short regulatory filing Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)

Google legal chief leaving amid sexual misconduct troubles

Jan. 10, 2020 2:51 PM EST

David Drummond, the legal chief of Google parent company Alphabet, is leaving at the end of the month, following accusations of inappropriate relationships with employees. Alphabet did not give a reason for Drummond's departure in a short regulatory filing Friday. The company said in November that its board was...

People take pictures of a display of LG Signature OLED R TVs at the LG booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hollywood-backed Quibi thinks you'll pay for its video bites

Jan. 8, 2020 5:17 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone — for a price. The company behind this billion-dollar bet is Quibi (KWIH-bee), which is preparing to offer movies, shows and other...

This undated photo provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, show the the Jeep Compass as one of three rugged vehicles along with the Renegade and the Wrangler, that will soon offer 4XE plug-in hybrid variants. (Jeep via AP)

Edmunds: Top automotive tech at CES 2020

Jan. 8, 2020 6:02 AM EST

Automakers use the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to get creative. Sometimes the results can seem a little too creative — we don't expect to see connected streetlights or adaptive sidewalks, as some companies have pitched in years past, anytime soon. But CES also plays host to new...

Sebastian Seung, executive vice president and chief research scientist of Samsung Research, talks about Ballie, an AI rolling robot during a Samsung keynote before the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

CES tech show: Say no to junk food; machines make cocktails

Jan. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wristband that will help you say “no" to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas. The four-day show, which opened Tuesday, is a place for companies to unveil their products...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 31, 2019 12:10 PM EST

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending December 29, 2019: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Mojang 2. Heads Up! Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6 Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. NBA 2K20 2K 6. Monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 7 Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB 8....

In this July 5, 2019, photo, an East Bay Times newspaper sits in the bottom row of empty news racks in the Financial District in San Francisco. Ownership changes and consolidations have left the region known as the East Bay with just a single daily newspaper. The East Bay Times, based in Walnut Creek, attempts to cover a region nearly the size of Delaware with a fraction of the staff of the former dailies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Even amid affluence of tech capital, local news struggles

Dec. 28, 2019 10:49 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have...

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Quiz: How well did you keep up with business news in 2019?

Dec. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 2019 wound up being another big year for news from the business world. There was a leadership transition at Google's parent company, a huge IPO by Saudi Aramco, and more scrutiny for Facebook as the social media company alarmed users and regulators with plans to create a digital currency....