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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has remained largely outside of the crosshairs of Congress over the privacy issues that have tripped up Facebook, but it continues to face its own, unique challenges. The company is wrestling with abuse on its own platform as well as a potential accounting for disinformation...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana's secretary of economic development said. The...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical and consumer goods maker GlaxoSmithKline says first-quarter revenue dropped 2 percent as a stronger pound offset encouraging sales of a new shingles treatment. The company said in a statement Wednesday that revenue fell to 7.22 billion pounds ($10.1 billion) from 7.38...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook reports earnings Wednesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 10:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising. The tool, which is also being tested in Canada, follows a scandal involving the political consultant Cambridge Analytica that...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference with Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, second from left, in East Chicago, Ind. Perrotta, the security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
April 25, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta performed regular work for National...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Boeing worker Paul Covaci reaches out to touch a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 25, 2018 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising demand for travel is providing Boeing with a huge tail wind, pushing earnings and revenue beyond Wall Street expectations in the first quarter. The aircraft maker also boosted its 2018 profit outlook and cited a strong backlog on orders. It expects to increase production of...
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This image provided by Juul Labs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 shows the company's e-cigarette device. On Tuesday, federal health officials announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. Juul Labs says it monitors retailers to ensure they are following the law, and its age verification system searches public records and sometimes requires customers to upload a photo ID. (Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul (JOO'-uhl) Labs comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration questioned the design and...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 25, 2018 - 8:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares dropped Wednesday and Wall Street was set to edge slightly lower on the open amid worries over a rise in the cost of borrowing and companies' raw materials. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent to 5,399, while Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 12,343...
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April 25, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — European plane maker Airbus and France's Dassault Aviation have agreed to join forces in developing and producing a new European fighter jet. The two companies' announcement at an air show in Berlin Wednesday follows a decision in principle last year by the French and German...
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FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo a pedestrian walks by a Comcast Service Center, in Miami. Comcast Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 25, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast, continuing to see the loss of cable subscribers during an otherwise strong first quarter, formalized its bid for Britain's Sky satellite with a $30 billion offer. The bid Tuesday puts the Philadelphia cable company in direct conflict with Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century...
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