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Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

Apr. 19, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade...

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Apr. 19, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit. The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank Corp.'s...

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...

2 Zooms soared after the IPO: Did you buy the wrong one?

Apr. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One IPO, two stocks zooming higher. Investors on Thursday pounced on their first chance to buy shares of Zoom Video Communications, the video-conferencing company that had its initial public offering of stock. It shares surged 72.2% from their IPO price of $36. But others may have...

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Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

Apr. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era. The ad drew widespread criticism on social media for whitewashing slavery, prompting the DNA testing company to remove it from TV and its YouTube channel....

Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs

Apr. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, in part to prepare the factory...

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg

Apr. 19, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade...

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

Apr. 19, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots. Space station astronaut Anne McClain used a robot arm to capture Northrop Grumman's Cygnus capsule as they soared 258 miles (415...

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Apr. 19, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit. The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank Corp.'s...

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Apr. 19, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City is using science and technology to sustain the DNA and spirit of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil. As part of an annual remembrance of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing, civic leaders on Friday plan to...

How does a Central American migrant caravan form?

Apr. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — "When does the next caravan leave?" ''Can I go? I'm from Guatemala." ''What papers do I need for my kids?" The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their country. Costly...

Asian stocks rise in quiet holiday trading

Apr. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% in early trading to 22,191.98. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,221.1. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.6% to 3,269.59. Some markets remain...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...