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  • Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei

    BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, […]
  • Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019

    ROME (AP) — Genoa’s mayor is promising that his city will have a new bridge by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed in the summer, killing 43 people. Mayor Marco Bucci on Saturday inaugurated a site that will demolish the pillars and parts of the span that remained standing when much of the […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off DETROIT (AP) — The General Motors’ massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved by adding […]
  • Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China’s policies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say it is: one unbound by the laws, rules and procedures that govern other major industrial nations. Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive at the request of the United States has […]
  • Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move. […]
  • Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would embarrass […]
  • Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain’s impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders’ moods. Major U.S. indexes fell about 2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]
  • Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended the week with a steep loss on Wall Street as the S&P 500 dropped to its lowest level since April. The benchmark index is now down almost 3 percent for the year. New concerns about slowing growth […]
  • Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. Defense Minister Margarita Robles said Friday the money will be used to build five new navy frigates and, in a first phase, develop and build 348 new armored […]
  • The Latest: California Coastal Commission unveils phone app

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Coastal Commission unveiling a new smartphone app (all times local): 6 p.m. The California Coastal Commission has unveiled a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 public access points along the California coast. The YourCoast app was revealed at Thursday’s meeting […]