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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown ATLANTA (AP) — The scene at most of the nation’s airports has so far been marked more by concerned passengers showing up early than by missed flights. Longer lines are evident at some airports. But delays resulting from a rise in federal security screeners calling […]
  • Report: Facebook’s privacy lapses may result in record fine

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt to […]
  • What to buy every month in 2019

    A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here’s an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It’s actually not. Here’s how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each […]
  • Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China’s government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S., potentially […]
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error […]
  • Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

    BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations in dozens of cities were inspired by student Greta Thunberg , who has been staging a weekly “school strike” in Sweden. Many used the Twitter hashtag #FridaysForFuture to give their offline […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to optimism on Wall Street. Bloomberg News reported that China’s government offered to buy more goods and services from the […]
  • Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order. The company said it has challenged the National Green Tribunal’s order in India’s top […]
  • On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

    Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. “Looking ahead at our […]
  • Oxford suspends research funding from China’s Huawei

    LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. It’s another setback for Huawei’s image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S. over concerns its technology poses a cybersecurity risk. […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. China says its economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel […]
  • The Latest: Chinese envoy warns Canada over Huawei case

    BEIJING (AP) — The latest on the fight between China and Canada over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive (all times local): 5:15 a.m. China’s ambassador to Canada says the arrest by Canadian authorities of a Huawei Technologies executive was an act of “backstabbing” by a friend and he warns of repercussions if Canada […]
  • The Latest: Giuliani: Trump didn’t know about poll-rigging

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen’s work with a tech firm to rig two online polls for Trump (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Rudolph Giuliani says President Donald Trump “had no knowledge” of any effort to manipulate polling data on his behalf. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen acknowledged on Twitter Thursday that […]
  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and […]
  • Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu’s coast

    HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have climbed onto the carcass to […]