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Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

Sep. 26, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi...

Cyberattack steals passenger data from Portuguese airline

Sep. 22, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s national airline TAP Air Portugal says hackers obtained the personal data of some of its customers and have published the information on the dark web. No payment data was taken in the cyberattack, the flag carrier said in a statement late...

Microsoft's $69B Activision deal faces in-depth UK inquiry

Sep. 15, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's $69 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard faces an in-depth antitrust investigation in Britain after the tech company refused to offer proposals to ease competition concerns. Britain's Competition and Markets Authority said Thursday...

Twitter whistleblower bringing security warnings to Congress

Sep. 12, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the Twitter whistleblower who is warning of security flaws, privacy threats and lax controls at the social platform, will take his case to Congress on Tuesday. Senators who will hear Zatko’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary...

Stocks end broadly higher, breaking a 3-week losing streak

Sep. 09, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

Wall Street added to its recent gains Friday with a broad rally that broke the market's three-week losing streak. The S&P 500 closed 1.5% higher, its third straight increase, and ended with a 3.7% gain for the week. That makes it the benchmark index's best week going back to...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal gets global scrutiny

Sep. 01, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

Microsoft’s plan to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion could have major effects on the gaming industry, transforming the Xbox maker into something like a Netflix for video games by giving it control of many more popular titles. But to get to the next level,...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal faces more UK scrutiny

Sep. 01, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft’s plan to buy video game company Activision Blizzard faced a potential setback Thursday after British antitrust regulators demanded concessions from both companies to ease competition concerns about the blockbuster deal. The Competition and Markets...

Christie's to auction Paul Allen's art trove, valued at $1B+

Aug. 26, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 150 artworks from the collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen will be auctioned at Christie's in New York this fall and are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in total, Christie's and Allen's estate announced Friday. The works to be auctioned...

Tech stocks lead Wall Street lower, breaking winning streak

Aug. 19, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

Wall Street capped a choppy week of trading Friday with a broad slide for stocks that left the major indexes in the red for the week. The S&P 500 closed 1.3% lower, breaking a four-week winning streak. Shares in more than 80% of the companies in the benchmark index fell, with...

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels

Aug. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned. The Royal...