Technology

Referee Matt Conger from New Zealand watches the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 26, 2018 - 4:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As must have been the case with the first glimmers of electric lights in the 19th century, video assistant referees benefited from an initial "Wow! The technology works!" buzz when they first plugged themselves in at this World Cup. Many observers were quickly won over, like wide-eyed...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 25, 2018 - 11:48 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.5...
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European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen speaks during a press conference in Beijing, China, Monday, June 25, 2018. The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints in a bid to preserve support for international commerce. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 25, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Monday to launch a group that will work to update global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging irritants and preserve support for international trade amid U.S. threats of import controls. Actions such as U.S...
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File-This May 31, 2018, file photo shows a customer entering the Apple store in New York. Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Apple, Cisco Systems and other technology giants helped lead the way. Apple has traditionally been one of the biggest repurchasers of its own stock, and it set a record in the first quarter by spending roughly $23 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 25, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow...
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June 25, 2018 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is dismissing as "fake news" media reports that the Trump administration is readying restrictions this week on Chinese investment in American technology companies and high-tech exports to China. Mnuchin says on Twitter that reports by the Wall...
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, June 25, 2018.Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 25, 2018 - 8:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Monday and oil prices were mixed amid simmering worries about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.3 percent to 12,414 and London's FTSE 100 gave up 1.4 percent to 7,575. France's CAC 40 shed 0.8 percent to 5,343. On Wall Street,...
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June 25, 2018 - 8:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Monday expressed concern over reports that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to curb Chinese investments in the United States, and urged Washington to provide a "good, fair, and predictable" environment for Chinese companies. "We hope the U.S. side will...
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Xiaomi's Founder, Chairman and CEO Jun Lei, speaks in front of a screen showing Jun Lei, right, celebrating with other company co-founders, at a news conference in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Xiaomi Corp. said it seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in its initial public offering next week that would value the Chinese smartphone maker at as much as $70.3 billion. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide hardware-and-services brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong...
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FILE- This Jan. 4, 2018, file photo shows the interior of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 22, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Trump administration identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
June 22, 2018 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...
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