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American Express, Twitter rise; Boston Beer, Intel fall

Jul. 23, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: TAL Education Corp., down $14.52 to $6. U.S.-listed shares of Chinese for-profit education companies sank on fears of a regulatory clampdown by Beijing. Boston...

Stellantis CEO expects chip shortage to drag into next year

Jul. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of the world's fourth-largest automaker expects a global computer chip shortage that has cut vehicle production to last into next year. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares says the shortage will easily drag into 2022. He doesn't see enough signs that...

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC says profit up 11.2% as demand rises

Jul. 15, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — TSMC, the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other global brands, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 11.2% over a year earlier to $4.8 billion as demand for smartphones and consumer electronics increased. ...

China's auto sales up 27% in 2021, but hurt by chip shortage

Jul. 09, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales rose 27% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier but still were below pre-pandemic levels, and production and sales fell in June due to global shortages of processor chips, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of SUVs,...

New auto sales, prices rise as chip shortage cuts US supply

Jul. 01, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

U.S. consumers continued to spend wildly on new automobiles in the second quarter, pushing sales up 50.2% over last year despite tight dealer inventories and record high prices. Automakers sold about 4.43 million vehicles from April through June, a figure 0.4% lower than...

SC tax-free weekend launches Aug. 6

Jun. 26, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On Aug. 6, South Carolina shoppers can buy computers, clothes, school supplies and other items without paying sales tax during the state's annual 72-hour sales tax holiday. The South Carolina Department of Revenue said the 2021 Tax Free Weekend...

Japan's Toshiba chairman fails to win shareholder approval

Jun. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Battered Japanese nuclear and electronics giant Toshiba Corp. faced off with shareholders Friday, seeking to shake off serious questions about governance at the once revered brand. After a meeting lasting nearly three hours, Tokyo-based Toshiba failed to...

Microsoft debuts Windows 11, first major update in 6 years

Jun. 24, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its Windows software, called Windows 11, that has sleeker visual features and is more open to third-party apps. The newest version of Microsoft's flagship operating system announced Thursday will be a successor to today's...

Some used vehicles now cost more than original sticker price

Jun. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the same vehicle, even though it's used. Then they're selling...

Behind in quantum computer race, Germany gets boost from IBM

Jun. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — IBM on Tuesday unveiled one of Europe's most powerful quantum computers in Germany, boosting the country's efforts to stay in the race for what's considered a key technology of the future. Quantum computers use subatomic particles to get around the...