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Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

Barbara Ortutay and Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 1:02am

Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup?

Japanese utility likely to scrap more reactors in Fukushima

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 24th - 12:25am

The operator of the nuclear plant wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami is expected to notify Fukushima officials of its plan to decommission more reactors in northeastern Japan.

Automaker Daimler loses $1.3 billion on diesel, air bag woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:59pm

Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it lost 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in the second quarter as the company booked 4.2 billion euros in one-time charges for troubles with diesel cars and air bag recalls.

Did Facebook data help Trump? 'Great Hack' explores scandal

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:28pm

The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy.

Restructuring Deutsche Bank posts $3.45 billion loss

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:26pm

Deutsche Bank says it lost 3.1 billion euros ($3.45 billion) in the second quarter as the bank booked heavy charges for its sweeping restructuring that will lead to the loss of 18,000 jobs.

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 11:20pm

A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close.

Sustainable wood group sanctions Korean-Indonesian company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:21pm

The main global organization for certifying sustainable wood says one of its members destroyed tropical forests in easternmost Indonesia but it stopped short of expelling the company.

US economy dodges the threat of painful spending cuts

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:08pm

The budget agreement that congressional leaders and President Donald Trump forged late Monday lifted a big potential drag on the U.S. economy for this year and next.

Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:02pm

Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems.

Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:44pm

The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.

Insurers offer competing plan to rescue PG&E from bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:12pm

Insurance companies that say Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims wants to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy.

Airport contract extended with collapsed bridge builder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:44pm

The construction company that was building a pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people has won a contract extension for projects at Miami International Airport.

Pot legalization bills introduced in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:30pm

Bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the national level, and provide opportunities for people convicted of federal pot crimes to clear their records, were introduced Tuesday in Congress.

'American Gangster' prosecutor pleads guilty to theft charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:27pm

A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to stealing from his law clients.

Angry Orchard apologizes after allegations of racial bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:24pm

Angry Orchard has issued an apology and fired a manager at its Hudson Valley cidery following allegations of racial bias against black patrons who were celebrating a marriage proposal.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes falsehoods to a youth audience

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told young people a number of falsehoods he's been relating to adults for months and took a misleading swipe at the female Democratic lawmakers he's trying to turn into foils.

Starbucks to expand delivery nationally in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:47pm

Starbucks says it will offer delivery in most of the U.S. by early next year.

NowThis videos make business of tweaking Fox News

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:30pm

Some of the day's most pointed media criticism lets its subjects do the talking.

Slow ratings start for CBS' O'Donnell after first week

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:29pm

CBS chose the middle of the summer for Norah O'Donnell to debut as "CBS Evening News" anchor, so probably should not be surprised that not too many people noticed.

Visa Inc. 3Q profits rise 11%, beating expectations

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:28pm

Payment processor Visa Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal third quarter profits rose by an adjusted 11% from a year earlier, as more consumers spent more on Visa credit and debit cards.