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Tesla edges into pickup truck market with electric model

Nov. 21, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The CEO of Tesla will unveil a new electric pickup truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show Thursday night. With the launch, Tesla is edging into the most profitable corner of the U.S. auto market, where buyers tend to have...

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

Nov. 21, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effect: unwanted nude photos from strangers. Exposing yourself on the street is a crime,...

Qualtrics expansion includes on-site STEM-focused daycare

Nov. 21, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The survey-software provider Qualtrics is planning to expand its Provo-based headquarters, add jobs and build an on-site daycare center that will focus on science, math, engineering and technology. Qualtrics International Inc. said in a news release Thursday the expansion will double...

Iran net outage first to effectively isolate a whole nation

Nov. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days in response to unrest apparently triggered by a gasoline price hike. The shutdown across a nation of 80 million people was the first to effectively isolate a modern, highly...

Stocks close with modest losses amid US-China trade anxiety

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third straight drop. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on consumer spending and other sectors outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy sector stocks were the biggest winners,...

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip as trade worries persist

Nov. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street, giving the market its third straight drop. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way lower Thursday. Those losses offset gains in the...

Records pile up for S&P 500, Nasdaq in milestone run

Nov. 21, 2019 4:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wall Street is enjoying its third record-setting run of this year, with the major stock indexes delivering a string of all-time highs in recent weeks. The S&P 500 has set new highs 23 times this year through Monday, up from 19 last year. The benchmark index, which closed above 3,100...

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in

Nov. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give...

Data management firm Collibra to create 200 jobs in Atlanta

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that sells data management services to businesses is opening its second U.S. office in Atlanta. Collibra announced Thursday it plans to create more than 200 new jobs in Atlanta over the next three years. Gov. Brian Kemp touted the news as more proof that “Georgia has become...

Culinary teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Nov. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A culinary arts teacher at a Massachusetts high school charged with sexually assaulting a student has been released on $5,000 bail with GPS monitoring. Police say 62-year-old Robert Vandenbulcke was arrested Wednesday after a 16-year-old male student accused him of inappropriate...