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NASA center holding online event highlight HBCU ties

Oct. 31, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is holding an online event to highlight the role of historically Black institutions in space missions. The virtual gathering will be held Tuesday to put a spotlight on the way historically Black colleges, universities and other organizations...

FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual VTB Capital

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

Oct. 30, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry. One troubling wildcard is the...

FILE - This Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, shows as  logo of a smartphone app TikTok on a user post on a smartphone screen in Tokyo. Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, it’s made a deal with TikTok enabling merchants to create “shoppable” video ads that drive customers to online stores. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Judge postpones Trump's TikTok ban in suit brought by users

Oct. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone on Friday blocked an upcoming Commerce...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Oct. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

Losses in big technology companies drove more losses on Wall Street Friday, as the S&P 500 closed out October with its first back-to-back monthly decline since March. The drops in several high-flying Big Tech stocks came after those companies issued uncertain outlooks for the future. Investors have turned...

FILE- In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are falling in early trading on Friday, Oct. 30,  as Wall Street closes out a punishing week and its first back-to-back monthly loss since March, when worries about the pandemic were first peaking.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

Oct. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much...

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix raising US streaming prices amid booming growth

Oct. 30, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic. The increases imposed Friday boost the cost of...

Foxconn objects to Wisconsin's denial of tax credits

Oct. 30, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group notified the state of Wisconsin on Friday that it objects to the state's denial of job-creation tax credits. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. earlier this month said Foxconn did not qualify for tax breaks based on capital investments and hiring done in...

Lawn robot in Germany messages owner for help, foils thief

Oct. 30, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A lawnmower robot's electronic cries for help foiled a thief's plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton. German police said Friday that a homeowner in the western town of Lippstadt was surprised on Tuesday evening with a smartphone message from the robot that it had flipped upside...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, leads other Chinese leaders attending the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, China on Oct. 29, 2020. China's leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant

Chinese promise market opening amid technology push

Oct. 30, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said Friday. The comments reflect growing official urgency about nurturing Chinese producers of processor chips and other...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, speaks during fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee in Beijing on Oct 29, 2020. China's leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant

China's leaders vow to become self-reliant technology power

Oct. 29, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are vowing to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” as a feud with Washington cuts access to U.S. computer chips and other high-tech components, hampering Beijing’s industrial ambitions. Leaders of the ruling Communist Party made the...