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Mon, Feb 18th, 2019
China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country's industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat...

Correction: Grab And Go Shopping story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about retailers adopting technology to allow shoppers to buy goods without waiting in line, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a provider of checkout-free...

WMT : 99.99 (+1.49%)
CRRFY : 4.1220 (+1.90%)
AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
Hot market for businesses looks to cool, survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — The years-long hot market for businesses may start to cool, perhaps as soon as this year. That's the finding of a survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and buyers complete sales...

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's financial market regulator issued a two-month ban Monday on short-selling shares of payment service provider Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months.

WCAGY : 56.4850 (-2.54%)
World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

BERLIN (AP) — Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually,...

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data...

China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced...

For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps

BEIJING (AP) — An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight.

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest...

Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying...

AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the...

Gucci to step up diversity hiring after 'blackface' uproar

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an...

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its from a massive New York City development, related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and .

AMZN : 1,607.95 (-0.91%)
Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.

LUV : 57.70 (-0.52%)
DAL : 51.08 (+1.19%)
UAL : 88.31 (+0.18%)
JBLU : 17.96 (-0.66%)
IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship...

FNMA : 2.7100 (+4.63%)
Pepsico and Nvidia rise, while Mattel and Newell Brands slip

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

MAT : 13.82 (-18.27%)
ANET : 263.95 (+9.62%)
PEP : 115.91 (+2.95%)
NWL : 17.16 (-20.89%)
XPO : 51.97 (-12.73%)

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