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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google announced a lot of new bells and whistles Wednesday — several of which, it turns out, are already offered by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. These days, it's not unusual to find tech giants and their plucky startup rivals copying each other's tools and features —...
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In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, the logo for the Ford Motor Company appears above a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday, May 17, it plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is getting leaner as it faces an onslaught of challenges, from slowing U.S. sales to high-tech challengers to its own disgruntled shareholders. The 114-year-old automaker said Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific. The company will...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's sneak peek of services and gadgets (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Google is announcing a lot of bells and whistles Wednesday — but a good chunk of them are already being done by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. It's a common theme these...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's sneak peek of services and gadgets (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Google is announcing a lot of bells and whistles Wednesday — but a good chunk of them are already being done by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. It's a common theme these...
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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader James Conti work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as banks and industrial companies fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 17, 2017 - 3:13 pm
U.S. stocks fell sharply in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as investors fretted that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda. The steep drop, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 300 points, ended an unusually long period of...
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This May 3, 2017, photo shows a Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 17, 2017 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target's first-quarter profit rose almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction. Sales at established stores fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, but the decline was less than expected, and online sales surged 22 percent. While the...
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May 17, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Property managers at Washington's Union Station are looking into the possibility that a screen was hacked after pornographic videos streamed on a digital advertisement board. Beverley Swaim-Staley, president and CEO of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, says an ad board...
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows a Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. Google is about to provide the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets as it seeks to become an even more influential force in people’s lives. The overview will come Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during Google’s annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. Updates to the next version of Google’s Android software for mobile devices and its voice-controlled digital assistant are among the items expected to be on the agenda. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 17, 2017 - 1:03 am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is about to provide the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets as it seeks to become an even more influential force in people's lives. The overview will come Wednesday during Google's annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. Google is...
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In this Feb. 22, 2017 photo, demonstrators carry a banner with the Spanish message: "The innocents of Odebrecht" under caricatures of, from left, Dominican Republic's Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas, Dominican Republic's current President Danilo Medina, former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, Dominican Republic Senator Felix Bautista, and Brazilian businessman Marcelo Odebrecht, as they protest corruption outside the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history had deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company, Odebrecht, behind the operation placed its international bribery bureau in the Caribbean country and shoveled out nearly $100 million in bribes to local officials. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)
May 17, 2017 - 12:01 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international "bribery bureau" in this Caribbean country and shoveled out nearly $100 million in...
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May 16, 2017 - 8:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state appeals court has temporarily halted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's criminal case on securities fraud charges as he presses for a new judge. The ruling Tuesday comes as Paxton is scheduled to stand trial in Houston in September on felony accusations that he misled...
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