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Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Jan. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million...

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

Jan. 18, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at our mission of...

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

Jan. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. "I truly...

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Jan. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. The social media company said its latest effort to fight misinformation came after it found two networks "that...

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Jan. 22, 2019 4:25 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. The Japanese automaker and the Japanese electronics maker said in a joint statement...

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'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Jan. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination....

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

Jan. 22, 2019 2:24 PM EST

iBook charts for week ending January 20, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Becoming by Michelle Obama - 9781524763152 - (Crown) 3. Educated by Tara Westover -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 20, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. iSchedule, HotSchedules 8. Rebel Inc., Ndemic...

Signs of a weaker global economy send stocks sharply lower

Jan. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China's government said its economy grew in...

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

Jan. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6 million to...

The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The chairman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has denied that his company's technology allows China's security forces to eavesdrop on customers and demanded that critics back up the...

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on economic growth worries

Jan. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are extending losses on Wall Street amid new signs the global economy is slowing. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its 2019 growth forecast, pointing to heightened trade tensions and rising...

Spain: Taxi drivers threaten to take strike to French border

Jan. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps blocked traffic for another day in Spain's two major cities on Tuesday, while threatening to take their protest to the French border. Hundreds of taxi drivers continued to block major roads in Madrid and...

Elliott pushes for changes at eBay

Jan. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An activist shareholder said Tuesday that eBay would be better off without StubHub or its classified ads businesses. Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of its stock, said in a letter to eBay that if it focused on its online marketplace, the company could double its share...

Idaho Natural History Museum wants to bolster 3D digital lab

Jan. 22, 2019 11:05 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Pocatello-based Idaho Museum of Natural History says the museum for the first time this year will have traveling exhibits to areas around the state. Leif Tapanila also told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in his budget request...