Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:46am
Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing as investors fear that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. The Trump administration is expected to announce hefty trade sanctions on China later Thursday, while the government in Beijing said it will defend itself. Industrial and technology companies took some of the worst losses while banks dipped along with interest rates. Stock indexes in Europe took sharp losses as well.
Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:34am
Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.
Mark Sherman, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:30am
The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.
Gillian Wong, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:24am
The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take "all necessary measures" to defend the country's interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:20am
Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark in bankruptcy proceedings.
Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:18am
In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network.
Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 9:08am
A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers" cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.
Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 8:54am
Two experts say video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle shows the sport utility vehicle's laser and radar sensors should have spotted a pedestrian, and computers should have braked to avoid the crash.
Paul Wiseman and Ken Thomas, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 8:39am
President Donald Trump was ready to hit China with billions of dollars in trade sanctions Thursday for stealing American technology and pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over. Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses braced for a backlash as the Chinese government vowed to take "all necessary measures" to defend itself in an emerging economic showdown.
Gisela Salomon, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 22nd - 8:38am
Helene Villalonga decided she had to get out of Venezuela for a while when two men, one brandishing a gun, showed up at her party rental business and told her to stop working for local politicians opposed to then-President Hugo Chavez.