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Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC

Sep. 25, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer. Just under 13 million people watched the final two episodes of the NBC competition last week, where magician Shin Lim was...

Asian stocks lower on US-China trade worries

Sep. 25, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries dampened hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,775.91 and Sydney's...

Comcast and Michael Kors skid; Barrick Gold and Concho rise

Sep. 24, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Comcast Corp., down $2.27 to $35.63 Comcast outbid Twenty-First Century Fox and will pay about $39 billion for majority control of British satellite TV company Sky. Barrick Gold Co., up 57 cents to $11.04 The gold miner will combine...

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as China said to rebuff talks

Sep. 24, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street after China and the U.S. put tariffs on more of each other's goods. Investors were also discouraged Monday by a report that China rebuffed a plan for more talks on trade....

World stocks fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep. 24, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were down on Monday after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. Oil rose after OPEC decided against increasing its output further. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,387 and the CAC...

Sky shares rally after Comcast wins bidding war

Sep. 24, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). The rare auction was organized by Britain's Takeover Panel after months of offers and...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Sep. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

Sep. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was...

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

Sep. 20, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market. The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home. The most notable...