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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS, and CEO and President, CBS Interactive, Marc DeBoise speaks at the Executive Presentation during the CBS TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that incorporates the existing CBS All Access platform and adds content from Viacom brands like MTV and BET as well as Paramount movies. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos

Feb. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. The move had been expected since CBS and Viacom combined in August to better compete in the increasingly competitive...

Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

Feb. 20, 2020 8:54 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Microsoft announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico on Thursday to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services. Company executives said the money will be used to establish a regional data center, as part of a program Microsoft...

FILE - In a Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they're signing up for when they use its online services, though it will still mean reading a lengthy document. The company updated its Terms of Service on Thursday,  — it's largest update to the general use contract since 2012 — in response to a pair of court orders in Europe. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny

Feb. 20, 2020 6:11 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they're signing up for when they use its online services — though that will still mean reading a lengthy document. The company updated its terms of service on Thursday — its largest update to the general use...

Express Mart owner settles St. Louis discrimination lawsuit

Feb. 19, 2020 5:11 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The company that owns Express Mart convenience stores has agreed to pay $25,000 and make several changes to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit, federal officials announced Wednesday. Home Service Oil Co., doing business as Express Mart, also will improve its recruitment of disabled...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 19, 2020 4:08 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon Wall Street Journal Feb. 14 That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts...

Cooper among speakers at service for late Lt. Gov. Jordan

Feb. 19, 2020 3:14 PM EST

MOUNT GILEAD, N.C. (AP) — NorthCarolina Gov. Roy Cooper and formerWhite House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles were among Wednesday's speakers at a service remembering former Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan, who died earlier this week. Family, friends and political cohorts of Jordan attended the service at West...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Spike in drug deaths must be reversed Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 15 Together, they would have filled about eight classrooms. All 198 had mothers, fathers, loved ones and people who cared about them. Yet, they all died in 2019 from...

FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart is reporting  disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales. The nation's largest retailer says that sales at its U.S. stores heading into the holiday season were weaker than expected. It also said that social unrest in Chile hurt its business. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

A rare miss for Walmart to end the year

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season. Violent social protests in Chile, where there are hundreds of Walmart stores, cut into international sales. Walmart also delivered a weak profit forecast for the year and...

Yale students start drone delivery service on campus

Feb. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A group of students at Yale University has set up a drone delivery service on campus. Kiki Air promises to deliver candy, snacks and other small items to students who place orders through an app. The service is currently being tested using a small group of student customers before...

Indianapolis weighs future of electric car-charging stations

Feb. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The impending demise of an electric car-sharing service in Indianapolis has left city officials faced with the question of what should happen to the dozens of car-charging stations that powered those vehicles. BlueIndy will end its collaboration with the city of Indianapolis on May 21....