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Microsoft’s charm offensive with the world’s governments is starting to lose some of its luster as the software giant is confronting its toughest antitrust scrutiny since co-founder Bill Gates … more
Amazon on Thursday reported a slowdown in its cloud computing unit AWS, but stronger-than-expected revenue and profits for the first quarter sent its stocks higher in after-hours trading. The … more
Speaker Kevin McCarthy surprised Washington when he united the raucous House Republican majority to pass a sweeping debt ceiling package. Next moves are more difficult, and uncertain. McCarthy's … more
Paramount Pictures, still riding high on the success of “Top Gun: Maverick’s” nearly $1.5 billion in worldwide ticket sales, brought a slew of stars from Rihanna to Martin Scorsese to CinemaCon … more
Former New Mexico Gov. Jerry Apodaca, who reorganized the state’s government into a cabinet-based system in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 88. His family said he died at his home in Santa Fe on … more
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was tricked into an extended phone call in January with Russian pranksters posing as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during which Powell appeared to … more
Obesity is a major and growing problem around the world, but especially in the U.S. Researchers have long looked for medications that can help people lose weight, mostly with disappointing and, in … more
The California Air Resources Board plans to vote on a first-in-the-nation, ambitious rule limiting rail pollution. The goal is to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions from locomotives. The … more
Gap is laying off 1,800 corporate workers, roughly three time the number it laid off last fall as the struggling chain cuts costs in a bid to become more nimble. The announcement follows numerous job … more
Most U.S. airlines lost money in the first quarter, traditionally the weakest time of year for travel, but they are all eagerly looking ahead to a summer of full planes and high fares. American … more
A diabetes drug being tested for weight loss is poised to further upend obesity care. Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. reported Thursday that its drug tirzepatide helped people with diabetes who were … more
SHENMU, China (AP) — China is using “smart” technology to try to improve its safety record in coal mines, as part of a push by the National Energy Administration to bolster output and stem … more
Asian shares have mostly advanced despite lingering worries about the U.S. banking sector and inflationary pressures. Benchmarks rose in afternoon trading in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai but … more
Australia will end a decade-old freeze on the minimum wage for skilled migrant workers as part of an overhaul of what the government describes as a broken migration system. It says the current system … more
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has said while visiting Tokyo that he hopes to forge “trusted supply chain relationships” with U.S. allies and friends to create supply chains that are not … more
Despite surging interest rates, punishing inflation and global turbulence, the U.S. economy stood firm last year. From employers to consumers, the picture was one of surprising resilience. This year … more
Universal started out its CinemaCon presentation with the big one Wednesday in Las Vegas: New footage from Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” The Universal team, including filmed entertainment … more
Twitter under its 4/20-friendly owner Elon Musk earlier this year became the first major social media company to allow cannabis advertisements. Now, the platform is relaxing those rules in an attempt … more
The NFL and other sports leagues spent many years staying as far away as they could from sports betting because they said it was necessary to protect the integrity of their games. Those entities now … more
Facebook parent company Meta’s first-quarter results surpassed Wall Street’s modest expectations on both profit and revenue while the monthly user base of its flagship platform inched close to 3 … more
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