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August 17, 2018 - 4:39 pm
A privacy group says in a letter to Federal Trade Commission that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center says in the letter to the FTC that Google's recording of time-stamped...
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A woman mourns a victim of a collapsed highway bridge, at the Fiera di Genova exhibition center, where some of the coffins are laid in state, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. A state funeral for most of the victims will take place in Genoa on Saturday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain in Fort Drum, N.Y. Trump says he’s asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Aug. 17, Trump said that after speaking with “some of the world’s top business leaders,” he’s asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether shifting to a six-month reporting regimen would make more sense. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that after...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:16 pm
Shares of Electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 9 percent Friday after CEO Elon Musk conceded in a newspaper interview that job stress may be getting the best of him. Tesla shares closed at $305.50, their lowest level since Aug. 1, as analysts and business professors questioned whether the...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Tesla shares are closing with a loss of $29.95, about 9 percent, at $305.50 after CEO Elon Musk told the New York Times that the stress of the job is getting to him. The company lost $5.5 billion in market value Friday...
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August 17, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors. The plea Friday by Dan Hyer marked the second Backpage.com employee to plead guilty in...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo replicas of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" are for sale on a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug 17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 17, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Friday as investors hope for more progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported that the countries hope to resolve their dispute by November. Industrial and basic materials companies and health care and technology firms...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, shows the expansive parking lot at the base village at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, Calif. Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Placer County Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones on Aug. 13, 2018, rejected Sierra Watch's claims that the expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley would violate the California Environmental Quality Act. (Tim Dunn/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:50 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Placer County Superior Court Judge Michael W. Jones rejected Sierra Watch's claims this week that the expansion of the...
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President Donald Trump, right, is greeted by John Raguso, left, a Gold Star Father, on the tarmac up his arrival at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Raguso's son, Christopher Raguso, was a member of the New York Air National Guard who died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq in March 2018. Christopher Raguso served as a flight engineer and was a veteran of the New York City Fire Dept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 17, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump flew into the Hamptons on Friday for a closed-door fundraiser hosted by one of his closest friends who is chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business. Trump participated in a roundtable with high-dollar donors in Southampton before...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. Justice Department lawyers disclosed the complaint by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on...
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