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  • The Latest: Facebook takes baby steps on privacy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users’ data was used to target political ads (all times local): 6 p.m. Facebook has opted to take little more than baby steps to address its latest scandal over its users’ privacy. From the company’s perspective, that makes perfect sense. Stronger safeguards on […]
  • Turkey’s key media group to be sold to pro-Erdogan business

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s largest media group said Thursday it is in talks with a business group close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the sale of its outlets, a development that further curtails independent journalism in the country that has taken an increasingly authoritarian turn under his leadership. In a notice to Turkey’s […]
  • Chase rarely lends to DC minorities _ and it’s likely legal

    Across the street from the White House is the U.S. capital’s only outpost of the nation’s largest bank — tucked away on the ninth floor of a grey stone tower. The bank’s name, JPMorgan Chase & Co., appears on the directory in the building’s lobby. According tothe company’s website , the office features “a team […]
  • Chase rarely lends to DC minorities _ and it’s likely legal

    America’s biggest bank is benefiting from a loophole in the Community Reinvestment Act, a landmark law designed to fight racial discrimination in lending. An analysis by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found JPMorgan Chase rarely lent to African Americans or Latinos in the Washington area, where a majority of residents are people of […]
  • China vows to defend its interests against US trade actions

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take “all necessary measures” to defend the country’s interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. “China will not sit idly to see its legitimate rights damaged and must take all necessary measures to […]
  • Communist Party will regulate China’s media, film industry

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened by the […]
  • Chicago sets tourism records in first months of 2018

    CHICAGO (AP) — Continuing last year’s record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hotel demand increased by 12.5 percent in January and February alone. He attributes the bulk of the growth to the business sector. The city held more meetings and conventions in the first […]
  • US, AT&T fire opening salvos as govt seeks to block merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government and AT&T exchanged opening salvos in a federal trial Thursday as the U.S. seeks to block the telephone giant from absorbing Time Warner, in a case that could shape how consumers get — and how much they pay for — streaming TV and movies. The Trump Justice Department has sued […]
  • Modern major league manager salesman as much as strategist

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Running a major league team for the first time in four seasons, 60-year-old Ron Gardenhire thought about all the data and video rammed into the microchip of his iPad, a slew of statistics his bosses hope transform defeats into triumphs. Baseball wasn’t like this four decades ago, when Gardy left college […]
  • Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her. The lights on the SUV didn’t illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact, raising questions […]
  • Global stocks slide amid trade tensions, Fed rate hike

    BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets fell Thursday as investors braced for trade conflict between economic heavyweights U.S. and China. Beijing said it was prepared to defend its interests as the administration of President Donald Trump prepared to announce tariffs on imports from China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.8 percent to 6,986 ahead […]
  • Can Zuckerberg’s media blitz take the pressure off Facebook?

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network. But it’s far from clear whether he’s won over U.S. and European authorities, […]
  • AP Explains: How a phone may have steered hunt for bomber

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most people who own a smartphone take it wherever they go, a fact of modern life that enabled authorities to hunt down the man suspected in five Texas bombings before he blew himself up Wednesday. The search for the suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, drew upon technology that connects mobile […]
  • Bank of England signals it could hike rates in May

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has kept the door open to another interest rate hike in May to keep a lid on inflation pressures stemming from rising wages rather than from a Brexit-related fall in the pound. While maintaining its benchmark rate at 0.5 percent Thursday, the bank said rate increases are likely […]
  • Global tourism predicted to slow after best year ever

    LONDON (AP) — The travel and tourism sector is set for a modest slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices and airfares, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a leading global industry body. In its annual Economic Impact Report, the World Travel and Tourism Council said […]