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Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:57pm

Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network that it created to compete against Facebook.

Former health care executive charged with securities fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:24pm

A British national has been charged in a plot to defraud investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with a health care company.

French president promises to scrap a tax hike on poor and low-income retirees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:14pm

French president promises to scrap a tax hike on poor and low-income retirees.

French president promises to speed up tax relief, urges companies to give bonuses to struggling workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:10pm

French president promises to speed up tax relief, urges companies to give bonuses to struggling workers.

Idaho's November tax revenue collections fall short

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:01pm

Idaho is on track to have roughly $63 million less in tax revenue than budget forecasters predicted, with general fund revenue collections for the month of November coming in nearly $16 million lower than expected.

The Latest: Apple to appeal iPhone ruling in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:58am

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Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:46am

Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account, according to a government report.

Israeli brass to brief Russian military on Hezbollah tunnels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:33am

Senior Israeli military officers are flying to Moscow to update their Russian counterparts about an operation launched last week to "expose and thwart" Hezbollah tunnels burrowed under Israel's border with Lebanon.

Puerto Rico overhauls tax laws to help workers, businesses

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:22am

Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill on Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and some business owners amid a 12-year recession.

EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:19am

EU official Tusk says bloc won't renegotiate deal with UK as he calls a Brexit summit for Thursday.

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:54am

Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers said Monday.

Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:49am

Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work.

Verizon says 10,400 managers accept buyout offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:43am

Verizon says 10,400 U.S. managers have accepted a voluntary buyout offered as the company seeks to trim costs to invest more into its push into the next-generation network known as 5G. That's about 7 percent of its global workforce.

Fast facts about the arrest of a Chinese tech executive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:38am

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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:38am

The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.

Step Up Acadiana Receives $12K Grant from Home Bank and FHLB Dallas

Federal Home Loan Bank Of Dallas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:35am

many of them single mothers — have been helped by the nonprofit Step Up Acadiana, which provides homeowner pre-purchase counseling and education, and foreclosure prevention services.

Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:29am

It may seem obvious: Companies' computers, mobile devices and accounts need secure passwords. But many small business owners don't take the time to educate staffers about these very basic forms of cybersecurity. And staffers may not know that their passwords could be easily guessed by hackers and cyberthieves.

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:20am

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents.

Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:44am

Italian prosecutors said Monday they have placed eight people, including one minor, under investigation in connection with a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers.

A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:42am

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union.