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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the bill was full of "missed opportunities and half-measures." Since 1998 in the Internet's early days, Congress has passed a series of bills temporarily prohibiting state and local governments from...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Japan stock index down more than 5 percent
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index dived more than 5 percent Friday following a sell-off in European and U.S. markets. The Nikkei 225 was down 5.3 percent at 14,876.64. Other Asian stock markets were also lower but less dramatically.
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies. "...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget
BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal's fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government's plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
What a recession does to your money
Worries are high that the sharp slowdown in China's growth, falling U.S. corporate profits and other downward pressures will pull the economy back into a recession. Stocks have lost an average of 33 percent from top to bottom around past recessions...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it
The publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines was spun off from entertainment company Time Warner in 2014. Myspace's parent company is Viant, which says it provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users. Chris...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer's accounting. Shares of the Chicago-based company fell 12 percent at one point...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08
A cell-site simulator, also known as a Stingray, is a suitcase-sized device that can sweep up basic cellphone data from a neighborhood by tricking phones into believing it's a cell tower, allowing it to identify unique subscriber numbers. Federal...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM
Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities
Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's...
Feb 12, 2016 | 8:12 AM