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Bill Gates lays out vision for clean energy at Paris climate conference
In the kickoff to the historic summit, Bill Gates unveiled a new role as a global recruiter for billionaires willing to push clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace.
Nov 30, 2015 | 10:30 PM
Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity said it is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker’s involvement with the group. The Global Energy Balance Network said on its website Monday night...
Nov 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM
For some people, the older the smartphone, the better
NEW YORK (AP) — Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest...
Nov 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM
US stocks are little changed in early trading after holiday
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed in the early going as investors return from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Computer Sciences rose 4 percent, the most in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, after completing its spinoff of CSRA.
Nov 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM
Target and PayPal sites report problems on Cyber Monday
Some of the most popular websites experienced an overload on Monday, similar to a crowd pushing its way into an already packed brick-and-mortar store.
Nov 30, 2015 | 8:30 PM
Lighter Capital raises $100M to invest in tech startups
The Seattle investment company targets small companies, using software it has developed to identify prospects. Its investments return a percentage of the startup’s revenue instead of taking an equity position.
Nov 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Seattle renters face teardown blues, higher costs
The demolition of one Seattle apartment building offers a look at the housing challenges and rising costs for working-class residents.
Nov 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Nokia tries to reinvent itself, again, by taking over Alcatel-Lucent
The hurdles facing Nokia’s effort are high. The company must sidestep the checkered past of previous costly takeovers in the telecom industry that have often yielded more problems than solutions.
Nov 30, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers
Take Pia Tracy, who bought some items at Pier 1 home furnishings store over the weekend. Like Tracy, many U.S. shoppers like to make purchases on their desktops and smartphones nowadays, they insist on getting big discounts whenever they shop, and...
Nov 30, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music. The previous record was held by 'NSYNC whose 2000 album "No Strings Attached" sold 2.4 million...
Nov 30, 2015 | 6:30 PM