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North Dakota farmland purchase tied to Gates stirs emotion

Jun. 23, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The sale of a couple thousand acres of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. Gates is...

Microsoft: Russian cyber spying targets 42 Ukraine allies

Jun. 22, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Coinciding with unrelenting cyberattacks against Ukraine, state-backed Russian hackers have engaged in “strategic espionage” against governments, think tanks, businesses and aid groups in 42 countries supporting Kyiv, Microsoft said in a report Wednesday. ...

Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality

Jun. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is expanding health care coverage for employees who want to enlist the services of a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies, to address racial inequities in maternal care. After first offering doulas to employees in Georgia last year, the...

SpaceX reported to fire employees critical of CEO Elon Musk

Jun. 17, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior, according to media reports. The reports published Friday cited an email from Gwynne...

DocuSign, Stitch Fix fall; Newmont, Kellogg rise

Jun. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: DocuSign Inc., down $21.43 to $65.93. The provider of electronic signature technology reported weak first-quarter earnings. Microsoft Corp., down $11.80 to $252.99. ...

MongoDB, Chewy rise; Ciena, Hewlett Packard Enterprise fall

Jun. 02, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Meta Platforms Inc., up $10.22 to $198.86. The No. 2 executive at Facebook's owner, Sheryl Sandberg, is stepping down. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., down 82 cents...

Amazon to close Kindle bookstore in China, halt device sale

Jun. 02, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

Amazon said Thursday that it will shut down its digital Kindle bookstores in China and stop selling the device to retailers in the country to readjust the focus of its business. The company said in a post on the popular messaging app WeChat that the digital bookstore will stop...

Big tech deals keep coming: Broadcom buys VMware for $61B

May. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

Computer chip and software maker Broadcom will spend about $61 billion to acquire the cloud technology company VMware, one of the biggest deals of the year despite an environment of rising inflation and economic uncertainty. The proposed deal comes just weeks after billionaire and...

Video game workers create first union at big U.S. game maker

May. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Video game workers at a division of game publisher Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a large U.S. video game company. A count of ballots on Monday revealed the results of the election affecting a small group of...

Microsoft’s TechSpark project to expand tech in Mississippi

May. 21, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Long Beach native and Jackson resident JJ Townsend will spearhead a new effort in Mississippi by Microsoft called TechSpark. The program is part of an effort to expand technology education and business development in regions like Mississippi that are short on...