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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  Google said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020,  it will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content. The internet search giant said it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google to pay $1 billion over 3 years for news content

Oct. 1, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content. The internet search giant said said Thursday that it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. ...

A man stands in front of a blank electronic stock board supposedly showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks open broadly higher on Wall Street, with tech leading

Oct. 1, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, with big-name technology companies again leading the way. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The index is coming off its second quarter of big gains. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended because of a technical...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, rows of United Airlines check-in counters at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago are unoccupied amid the coronavirus pandemic. About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday, Oct. 1, unless Congress comes up with another aid package. With air travel down about 70% from last year, many carriers including United and American say they’ll be forced to cut jobs without additional aid. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

US layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

Oct. 1, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer. The Labor Department's report, released Thursday, suggests that companies are still cutting a...

Supporters of the. military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) wave the party flags and cheer from their motorbikes during an election campaign for next month's  general election, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Ethnic identifiers in Myanmar election app criticized

Oct. 1, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Sweden-based organization that promotes democracy and assists in organizing elections said Thursday it is not responsible for a smartphone application's inclusion of a controversial term describing the ethnic background of at least two candidates in Myanmar’s upcoming...

FILE - This March 28, 2018 file photo shows Jim Farley, Jr. during New York International Auto Show.  On his first day in Ford’s top job, new CEO, Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes. The company says in a statement Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 that Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving Oct. 15 to be chief operating officer at a small artificial intelligence company.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New Ford CEO replaces CFO, pledges stronger profit margins

Oct. 1, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On his first day in Ford's top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company's chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes. The company says in a prepared statement Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving Oct. 15 to be chief operating...

FILE - In this May 31, 2013, file photo, an H&M store is shown in New York. A German privacy watchdog said Thursday that it is fining clothing retailer H&M 35.3 million euros ($41 million) the company was found to have spied on some of its employees in Germany. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

German privacy watchdog fines H&M $41M for spying on workers

Oct. 1, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German privacy watchdog said Thursday that it is fining clothing retailer H&M 35.3 million euros ($41 million) after the company was found to have spied on some of its employees in Germany. Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said in a statement that the Swedish company...

Koichiro Miyahara, center, President and CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE), and other officers attend a press conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Outage freezes Tokyo Stock Exchange, world's 3rd largest

Oct. 1, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the day due to what they said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever. There was no indication that the outage at the world's third-largest exchange resulted from...

Hewlett Packard gets $105M contract for new supercomputer

Oct. 1, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A $105 million contract has been awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to build a next-generation supercomputer that will be used by the federal government for its nuclear stewardship programs. The Crossroads supercomputer will be based as Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Nayib Armando Bukele, president of El Salvador, is shown on video monitors as he speaks in a pre-recorded video message, during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters. (Loey Felipe/UN Photo via AP)

World leaders, virtual meeting 1.0: Was anybody listening?

Sep. 30, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

In the space of a few minutes, on a prerecorded video filmed thousands of miles from where it was shown, the tech-savvy president of El Salvador captured the two strikingly different sides of this year’s unprecedented — and virtual — “gathering” of world leaders...