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New Mexico seeks reforms at unemployment agency

Jun. 11, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed Friday to replenish the state's indebted unemployment insurance trust fund with federal relief funds to avoid future tax increases to businesses and said a $300 weekly federal bonus to unemployment benefits will continue...

Google offers UK watchdog role in browser cookie phase-out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google is offering U.K. regulators a role overseeing its phasing out of ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, in a package of commitments the tech giant is proposing to apply globally to head off a competition investigation. The U.K. competition...

Cerner to eliminate abut 500 jobs from its global workforce

Jun. 10, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cerner Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate 500 positions across the world as part of a continuing “transformation” of its mission. The company, based in North Kansas City, did not say how many of the cuts will occur at its campuses in...

Ferrari taps European chip-maker executive as new CEO

Jun. 09, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Vigna, 52, will join Ferrari in September from Geneva-based STMicroelectronics,...

EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?

Jun. 08, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An outage at a little-known firm that speeds up access to websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally. The problem was quickly resolved. The company, Fastly, blamed a configuration error...

Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets

Jun. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices. The presentation highlighted more privacy options for paid iCloud accounts and a “Find My” service that helps find...

France fines Google for abusing 'dominant' ads position

Jun. 07, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Google is being fined 220 million euros ($268 million) by France’s antitrust watchdog for abusing its ‘dominant’ position in online advertising. The search engine giant is also promising to overhaul the way its platform is used for buying and selling...

European regulators launch fresh probes of Facebook, Google

Jun. 04, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union and British regulators opened dual antitrust investigations Friday into whether Facebook distorts competition in the classified advertising market by using data to compete unfairly against rival services. German officials, meanwhile,...

GM lifts forecast as chip shortage eases, stock hits record

Jun. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors Co. closed at a record high Thursday after the company said its efforts to manage the global computer chip shortage have worked better than expected, so it's financial results will improve. The company said in a statement Thursday...

Huawei rolls out its own operating system to smartphones

Jun. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets on Wednesday as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist. The...