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Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

Nov. 15, 2018 6:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters beware: New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters. An expansion of that scope in a city such as New York — where the regional...

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Nov. 15, 2018 1:08 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn't think that the systems make their vehicles...

Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

Nov. 14, 2018 8:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering. The lawsuit, filed last May, claims that Snap misled investors about its user growth before going public. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it has been...

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

Nov. 14, 2018 12:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, showcased their...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

Nov. 13, 2018 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York's Long...

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US stock indexes are mixed as retailers, homebuilders slide

Nov. 15, 2018 12:27 PM EST

U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in midday trading Thursday as losses among retailers, homebuilders and utilities outweighed gains in technology companies and banks. Energy stocks rose along with crude oil. European indexes finished mostly lower as the British pound slumped amid discord over a new deal for...

Kansas AG: Kobach not liable for exposure of data on voters

Nov. 15, 2018 12:18 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general is arguing in federal court filings that Secretary of State Kris Kobach should not be held liable for exposing sensitive information about voters. Attorney General Derek Schmidt also contends that voters have no constitutional right to the privacy of their data....

Markets Right Now: US stocks struggle higher at midday

Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks erased early losses and were slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street after the technology sector turned higher. The modest gains Thursday, if they hold, would end a five-day losing streak. Power...

Neo-Nazi's attorney calls ruling dangerous for free speech

Nov. 15, 2018 11:53 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge's decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the publisher of a neo-Nazi website is "dangerous for free speech," the publisher's attorney said Thursday. Attorney Marc Randazza said he believes U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen made a legally flawed decision...

Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

Nov. 15, 2018 11:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world's largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it's pulling shoppers online and in the...

AP Exclusive: Walmart US CEO talks technology, workers

Nov. 15, 2018 10:20 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When Walmart's Greg Foran took over as CEO of the discounter's U.S. division four years ago, he found messy stores with lots of items that were frequently out of stock. The 57-year-old New Zealand native dove in, making sure shelves were loaded with the most popular products and establishing...

City votes to impose restrictive rules on short-term rentals

Nov. 15, 2018 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies. News outlets report the D.C. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to restrict short-term rentals to primary residences, and limit rentals in which the owner is absent to 90 days...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov. 15, 2018 7:53 AM EST

OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in...

Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

Nov. 15, 2018 6:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters beware: New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters. An expansion of that scope in a city such as New York — where the regional...

China says talks with US on trade battle have resumed

Nov. 15, 2018 5:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Washington and Beijing have resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday. The two sides are "maintaining close contact" following a Nov. 1 phone call between Xi and Trump, said...