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  • Nigerian ISP says error caused disruption in Google services

    BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider says a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services that routed traffic to China and Russia. Before MainOne tweeted the explanation Tuesday, there was speculation the data hijacking may have been intentional. The type of traffic misdirection employed can […]
  • The Latest: Virginia governor cheers Amazon HQ

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon’s second headquarters (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam cheered Amazon’s choice of Arlington as one of two new headquarters locations for Amazon. He says the state will continue to invest in infrastructure and education as a key part of the partnership. Northam is calling […]
  • US stocks are mostly higher early trading; Oil price slumps

    U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early trading Tuesday, erasing some of the losses from a steep, technology-driven sell-off a day earlier. Gains in banks and technology companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Crude oil prices headed sharply lower, continuing a long downturn. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P […]
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following a big plunge led by technology stocks the day before. Technology stocks were among the biggest gainers in early trading Tuesday. Microsoft climbed 1.3 percent. Advance Auto Parts climbed 7.7 percent […]
  • Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and […]
  • From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you’ve bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you’ve been caught up in Amazon’s growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon’s sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company announced Tuesday that it will open […]
  • Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Its New York location will […]
  • Telecom Italia ousts CEO in long-running boardroom battle

    MILAN (AP) — A long-running board room battle in Italy’s legacy telecoms provider, Telecom Italia, has culminated with the ouster of CEO Amos Genish, effective immediately. Telecom Italia said in a statement Tuesday that the board will meet Sunday to name a new CEO. It gave no further explanation for the move. Shares in the […]
  • Stocks recover from tech sell-off, oil down on Trump warning

    BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets stabilized Tuesday after a sell-off led by technology shares dragged Wall Street sharply lower the day before. The price of oil fell after U.S. President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia should not cut production, as it had said it would. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX advanced 0.7 percent to […]
  • Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

    An internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses. Service interruptions lasted for nearly one and a half hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications […]