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Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions

Sep. 20, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Computer-maker HP, consumer goods business Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over nearly two decades. The Climate Pledge, a grouping of companies and...

Japan exports slow as supply chain hiccups hit factories

Sep. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Japan’s exports rose 26% in August from a year earlier, preliminary data released Thursday showed, below analysts’ forecasts, as supply chain disruptions hit manufacturers. The 6.6 trillion yen ($60 billion) in exports compared with 5.2 trillion yen a year earlier,...

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

Sep. 14, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's biggest antitrust penalties ever. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Salesforce to help workers leave states over abortion laws

Sep. 11, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas’ new anti-abortion law. Salesforce, which sells customer-management software, joins a small number of...

Sherwin-Williams, PulteGroup fall; Perrigo, Kadmon rise

Sep. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Sherwin-Williams Co., down $6.15 to $296.69. The paint and coatings maker cut its third-quarter sales forecast because of supply chain problems and higher costs....

Fed survey finds growth 'downshifted' in summer due to COVID

Sep. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic activity “downshifted” in July and August due to rising concerns about COVID's delta variant, as well as supply chain problems and labor shortages, the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of the nation's business conditions revealed. ...

Silicon Valley finds remote work is easier to begin than end

Sep. 08, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies that led the charge into remote work as the pandemic unfurled are confronting a new challenge: how, when and even whether they should bring long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork. “I...

Ford hires exec formerly in charge of Apple's car project

Sep. 07, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has hired a former executive from Apple and Tesla to be the company's head of advanced technology and new embedded systems, a critical post as the auto industry moves to adopt vehicles powered by electricity and guided by computers. Before...