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Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Sep. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of...

Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

Sep. 18, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment features. The change, which won't roll out until 2021, means that users will get Android features...

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

Sep. 17, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10 percent,...

The Latest: Business groups blast tariffs on China imports

Sep. 17, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Several business groups swiftly have condemned President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports. U.S. Chamber of Commerce...

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Sep. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone? Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads...

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Sep. 14, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies...

How Apple's Safari browser will try to thwart data tracking

Sep. 14, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New privacy features in Apple's Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you. Companies have long used cookies to remember your past visits. This can be helpful for saving sign-in details and preferences. But now they're also being used to profile you...

Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

Sep. 13, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 1.0 percent to 23,042.83 in the morning session. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.6 percent...

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Sep. 13, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality...

Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Sep. 12, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically...