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    Microsoft and SAIC climb while American Outdoor Brands drops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: American Outdoor Brands Corp., down $1.42 to $13.51 The firearms maker cut its profit and sales forecasts after shipments fell in its latest quarter. Science Applications International Corp., up $4.54 to $79.97 The information technology company had a stronger quarter than analysts […]
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    First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America’s first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate Lawrence, who almost certainly would have gone on to fly in space had he not died in a […]
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    Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

    NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it’s hit the mainstream. Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising […]
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    Can better policies prevent workplace sexual harassment?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have opened with high-profile cases in Big Tech, Hollywood and Washington, it’s […]
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    S&P 500 returns to record following strong US jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, and the strong finish pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain despite some weakness earlier in the week. The gains were widespread, and telecom and health care stocks helped lead the way. Overseas markets were also […]
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    Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each other

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. The companies said Friday in a joint statement they will acquire new shares representing minority equity stakes in each other for cash — Tencent Music Entertainment will invest in Spotify, while […]
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    Markets Right Now: Jobs, Brexit progress send stocks higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending higher as investors welcome a strong U.S. jobs report and progress in Britain’s talks about leaving the European Union. Health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Friday. Alexion Pharmaceuticals jumped 7.2 percent after The New York […]
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    Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

    A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies , for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help […]
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    Oklahoma border town leery of planned bioterror test

    NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it was conducting biosecurity drills in the Oklahoma farming town of Newkirk was tucked among the local weekly newspaper’s classified ads. The notice mentioned a “low level outdoor release of inert chemical and biological simulant materials” and directed people to a science-heavy website […]
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    South Korea mulling ways to curb craze for bitcoins

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins. The country’s financial regulator said Friday that it has ruled out using bitcoin for derivative products. The decision effectively bans investing in bitcoin futures that will start […]
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    Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even by bitcoin standards, Thursday was a wild ride. With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S. The wild swings happened just days before trading in bitcoin futures begins on […]
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    Business Highlights

    ___ Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin is swinging wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply minutes afterward. The frenzy comes just before futures for bitcoin will start trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange on Sunday evening and on […]
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    Police dashcam catches meteor streaking through sky

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police sergeant inadvertently captured footage of a large meteor streaking across the sky. Hamilton Township police Sgt. Michael Virga tells NJ.com he was on patrol early Sunday when his vehicle dashcam captured footage of a fireball just after 3 a.m. He says the fireball took him by […]
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    Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — Your beer could soon be delivered in a Tesla. Brewer Anheuser-Busch — which owns Budweiser and other brands — has placed an order for 40 all-electric Tesla Semis. Anheuser-Busch says it’s one of the largest orders Tesla has received for the truck, but Tesla isn’t confirming. Tesla Inc. unveiled the Semi last […]
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    California sent fire danger text alert to 12 million people

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of Southern Californians already dealing with a siege of destructive wildfires received an unprecedented text alert warning them to be ready for extreme fire potential early Thursday, but conditions turned out to be less dire than predicted even though strong Santa Ana winds were blowing. Kelly Huston, deputy director of […]