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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong. The company also says it will prohibit ads from state-backed media companies that have amounted to propaganda....

Where'd all the stocks go? Nasdaq's CEO on shrinking market

Aug. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is a much less crowded party than it used to be. In the late 90s, when a bevy of hot dot-com companies were rushing to sell their shares on public markets, investors had more than 7,500 U.S. stocks to choose from. The dot-com bust culled many of those stocks, though, and...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong. The company also says it will prohibit ads from state-backed media companies that have amounted to propaganda....

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. Although plans for such a gathering were still being worked out, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...

Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street

Aug. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

Tech companies pushed stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon as the market added to solid gains from a rally late last week. The surge in technology stocks followed a decision by the U.S. to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Chipmakers...

Where'd all the stocks go? Nasdaq's CEO on shrinking market

Aug. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is a much less crowded party than it used to be. In the late 90s, when a bevy of hot dot-com companies were rushing to sell their shares on public markets, investors had more than 7,500 U.S. stocks to choose from. The dot-com bust culled many of those stocks, though, and...

Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead US indexes higher

Aug. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are moving solidly higher in midday trading on Wall Street led by gains in technology companies. Chipmakers and other tech stocks were doing well Monday after the U.S. gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei...

Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system

Aug. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters who want hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the new election system state officials are rushing to implement in time for next year's presidential primaries, saying the new touchscreen machines remain vulnerable and their results unverifiable, even though they produce...

Trade war's losers could include microchips, energy, banks

Aug. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking across the stock market, it's hard to find a company that isn't vulnerable in some degree to the U.S.-China trade war. Stocks of companies that do lots of business with China, such as chipmakers and other technology companies, are obvious candidates for investors to sell when trade...

Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore

Aug. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition. The cooling towers of the disused coal-fired plant in Didcot, 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of central London, were leveled early Sunday. The complex, including its...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...