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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 04:43 PM EDT

Worsening US-China Trade Tensions Rattle Financial Markets

Worsening US-China Trade Tensions Rattle Financial Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war. The U.S. was set...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home. CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 05:17 AM EDT

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Uber Drivers Set for Strike Ahead of Company's $90B IPO

Drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps Wednesday to protest low wages and other gripes. The strike comes just two days ahead of Uber’s IPO, which is expected to...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon to Open First Go Store That Accepts Cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 07:20 PM EDT

Zahav, Ashley Christensen Win Big at James Beard Awards

Zahav, Ashley Christensen Win Big at James Beard Awards

Chef Ashley Christensen's comfort food at Poole's Diner in North Carolina and the modern Israeli cuisine at Zahav in Philadelphia took top honors Monday night at the James Beard Awards, which many consider to be...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 06:03 AM EDT

BMW Profit Hit by Anti-Trust Case, Spending on Technology

BMW Profit Hit by Anti-Trust Case, Spending on Technology

BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an anti-trust fine from the European Commission and by higher up-front costs...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 06:46 PM EDT

Bud Light Releases Rainbow-Inspired Bottles for Pride Month

Bud Light Releases Rainbow-Inspired Bottles for Pride Month

Bud Light will be releasing special, limited-edition, rainbow-inspired bottles to celebrate World Pride, the beverage manufacturer announced Monday. The bottles will be available at bars nationwide throughout...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 05:18 PM EDT

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft Offers Software Tool to Secure Elections

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 07:35 PM EDT

US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. President Donald Trump threatened over the...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:24 AM EDT

Boeing Didn't Tell Airlines That Safety Alert Wasn't On

Boeing Didn't Tell Airlines That Safety Alert Wasn't On

Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to...

 

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