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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

Man who threatened mass shooting is serial online harasser

May. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

May. 21, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump Monday, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone sales with the anticipated loss of Google's popular...

Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

May. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas. San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous trucks to carry mail and parcels on five round trips between the Postal Service...

California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project, escalating the state's feud with the federal government. The Federal Railroad Administration announced last week it would not give California the...

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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

May. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family's savings had been devastated by the nation's hyperinflation, limiting Cordero's children to a diet of rice, beans, pasta and...

Stocks fall as technology shares slid; oil falls 3%

May. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and energy companies, along with retailers, pushed the stock market broadly lower in midday trading on Wall Street Wednesday. Technology stocks have been particularly volatile as the U.S. and China jostle over trade. They've swung between gains and losses this week after the U.S....

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on trade, Qualcomm ruling

May. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Stocks are lower at midday Wednesday as investors eye developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Tech stocks declined. Efforts by the Trump administration to restrict technology sales to Chinese companies have...

Louisiana bill would set up veteran-owned business database

May. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is on track to create a new program that would certify veteran-owned businesses and create a database for consumers to search for them. The House-backed bill easily sped through the Senate commerce committee Wednesday, with Gov. John Bel Edwards, a former Army Ranger,...

UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

May. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch...

The Latest: Qualcomm defeat might not lower phone prices

May. 22, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on federal judge's ruling against Qualcomm (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A federal ruling against Qualcomm is likely to reduce the licensing fees paid on the sales of smartphones. But it's unclear if device makers such as Apple will pass on any of their savings and lower their...

On the Money: How new rules for debt collectors affect you

May. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The next text message you receive may not be a funny picture from your mom, or an update on how late your friend will be to brunch. It could be a debt collector. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules to govern how third-party debt collectors contact borrowers. The...

Daimler CEO Zetsche hands off to successor amid tech change

May. 22, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm warning that the company will need to cut costs to invest in new technologies that are transforming the industry. Zetsche, 66, received prolonged applause from shareholders at the company's...

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

May. 22, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains. The "Digi Police" app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, but a function to scare off molesters was only added a few months...