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  • Markets Right Now: Tech weakness pulls stock indexes lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending broadly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology companies. A surprise drop in profits for the Chinese internet giant Tencent Wednesday led to widespread declines for technology stocks. The drop got investors worried about […]
  • Ford to spend roughly $740M on Detroit redevelopment plans

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend roughly $740 million renovating Detroit’s long vacant train depot and redeveloping other area properties for research and development of self-driving vehicles . The Dearborn-based company in June used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly laying out plans for the 105-year-old train station and […]
  • Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence. The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against media and […]
  • Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist’s death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor. Germany-based Maquet Cardiopulmonary and its U.S. sales division based in Wayne, New Jersey, […]
  • Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

    NEW YORK (AP) — The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder’s value. They are seeking at least $2 billion in […]
  • Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down, will […]
  • Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as many people as possible with emotional appeals […]
  • To fend off Netflix, movie theaters try 3-screen immersion

    LONDON (AP) — Sit at the back of the movie theater, and it’s possible to see the appeal of ScreenX, the latest attempt to drag film lovers off the sofa and away from Netflix. Instead of one screen, there are three – one at the front, and two on the sides – to add to […]
  • Citizens Bank set to open new corporate headquarters

    JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Citizens Bank is set to unveil its new corporate headquarters in Rhode Island this week. WPRI-TV reports a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 123-acre campus is scheduled for Tuesday. According to Citizens Bank, about 3,000 employees from Cranston and Smithfield facilities will move to the Johnston campus. The corporate headquarters features a […]
  • Review: ‘Seeds of Science’ explores GMO crop debates

    “Seeds of Science: Why we got it so wrong on GMOs” (Bloomsbury), by Mark Lynas. Mark Lynas has written a timely and important book about changing sides on the controversial topic of genetically modified crops, or GMOs. Whether you support or oppose that technology, “Seeds of Science” is full of surprises. Lynas has a unique […]