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Sun, Apr 18th, 2021
Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.

ADBE : 525.08 (+0.35%)
XRX : 25.07 (+1.33%)
SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in the hot seat

BOSTON (AP) — The sprawling deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds, for the company whose software update was seeded by Russian intelligence agents with malware...

MSFT : 260.74 (+0.48%)
How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

BOSTON (AP) — A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law...

GRMN : 140.60 (+1.48%)
S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs.

TSLA : 739.78 (+0.13%)
PFE : 38.57 (+2.58%)
KBH : 49.66 (+3.29%)
JNJ : 162.24 (+1.15%)
Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the...

GM : 58.71 (+0.17%)
Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Friday it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld,...

Turkey to ban cryptocurrencies for buying goods, services

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and services, according to a decision published in the country’s Official...

Australian judge rules Google misled Android users on data

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Google broke Australian law by misleading users about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, a judge found Friday.

A look at new Biden administration sanctions against Russia

The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out over its election interference, hacking campaigns and other malign activity. A look at those sanctions:

China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound leveling off

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy grew by double digits in the latest quarter but an explosive rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is slowing abruptly as manufacturing and consumer spending return to...

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable for...

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against several dozen people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable...

A look at new Biden administration sanctions against Russia

The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out over its election interference, hacking campaigns and other malign activity. A look at those sanctions:

Sanctioned Russian IT firm was partner with Microsoft, IBM

The Treasury Department on Thursday slapped six Russian technology companies with sanctions for supporting Kremlin intelligence agencies engaged in “dangerous and disruptive cyber attacks.”

IBM : 133.59 (+0.76%)
MSFT : 260.74 (+0.48%)
HPQ : 33.98 (+1.07%)
Toyota recalls Venza SUVs to fix air bag wiring problem

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 373,000 Venza SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash.

GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U.S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

GM : 58.71 (+0.17%)
Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG on Thursday unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan as German carmakers ramp up their challenge to electric upstart Tesla.

TSLA : 739.78 (+0.13%)
DDAIY : 73.8300 (-1.72%)
DMLRY : 23.3000 (+3.37%)
Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches,...

Walmart invests in GM's Cruise autonomous vehicle subsidiary

DETROIT (AP) — Walmart and some institutional investors have joined the latest investment in Cruise, bumping the capital influx into the General Motors autonomous vehicle subsidiary from over $2 billion...

WMT : 140.61 (+0.32%)
MSFT : 260.74 (+0.48%)
GM : 58.71 (+0.17%)
'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance quits firm after tweets

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has resigned from the board of a company that uses green technology to mass-produce food in Appalachia, days after sending some controversial...

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