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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, the HomePod speaker is photographed in a a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Pre-orders for the HomePod will begin Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in the U.S, U.K. and Australia, two weeks before the speaker goes on sale in stores. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod. Pre-orders for the HomePod will begin Friday in the U.S, U.K. and Australia, two weeks before the speaker goes on...
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Two persons walk behind the logo of the World Economic Forum at the meeting's conference center in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags and heads for the mountains of Switzerland later this week: How will the diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the champagne-swilling globalists he’ll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 23, 2018 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a...
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January 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will give more than 125,000 eligible employees a one-time $1,000 cash bonus and invest $50 million in an education funding program. The media company said Tuesday the bonuses will go to all full and part-time non-executive employees, either hourly or salaried,...
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January 23, 2018 - 1:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina dams that once produced electricity for a factory employing 1,000 workers has generated more than $225 million in revenues since the plant was closed and the hydroelectric power sold to commercial customers. Alcoa last year sold to Maryland-based Cube Yadkin...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a doctor holds an e-cigarette in a smoking lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. An exhaustive government report issued Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 wrestles with the potential benefits and harms of the vapor-emitting devices, which remain unclear more than a decade after their introduction in the U.S. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
January 23, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report concludes that electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability — it all depends on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes. The report issued Tuesday wrestles with the potential...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo shows Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Twitter announced that chief operating officer Anthony Noto is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Noto is joining Social Finance Inc., an online lender, as chief executive and a director. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:38 am
Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter. Noto is considered a key part of the company's leadership team. Shares of...
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January 23, 2018 - 12:00 am
AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns UK regulator says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod Uber driver in US...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. "The president's action...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 6:19 p.m. The Solar Energy Industries Association, which represents solar installers, says the tariff on solar panels will lead to the delay or cancellation of billions...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks with other members of Congress to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, to begin a vote on a short term spending bill to reopen the government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Prominent immigrant advocacy groups are skewering Democratic senators for relenting in a fight that linked immigration changes to continued government funding. The youth group United We Dream says Senate Democrats who...
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