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An unusual step by the state attorneys general ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities. http://apne.ws/uz52...
06/11/2019
States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

An unusual step by the state attorneys general ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities.
http://apne.ws/uz52LRc

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The...

Big tech companies are facing increased antitrust scrutiny. A look at the cases that could be brought against them and w...
06/04/2019
Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

Big tech companies are facing increased antitrust scrutiny. A look at the cases that could be brought against them and what their defenses could be. http://apne.ws/AQIbvxg

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over...

Would you try peanut butter and pickle pilsner? As the craft beer market gets more crowded, brewers are turning to unusu...
05/29/2019
As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

Would you try peanut butter and pickle pilsner? As the craft beer market gets more crowded, brewers are turning to unusual flavors to distinguish themselves. http://apne.ws/mWhBLc1

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention...

Bran's charisma deficit, the wisdom of putting a fox in charge of the henhouse and the benefits of mercy. Our final 'Wea...
05/20/2019
Game of Thrones: Economics of mercy and other final lessons

Bran's charisma deficit, the wisdom of putting a fox in charge of the henhouse and the benefits of mercy. Our final 'Wealth of Westeros' looks at the economic lessons learned through eight seasons of #GameofThrones. http://apne.ws/LUYeyJB

WASHINGTON (AP) — So Daenerys broke the wheel, after all. Or at least knocked it out of alignment. The long-suffering people of Westeros get a chance at a new beginning in the final episode...

05/20/2019

'I do everything online so I don’t have to stand in queues and do things on paper.' In tiny, tech-savvy Estonia, every resident has the option to vote via the internet. http://apne.ws/v7TpwO3

King's Landing may lay in ruins now. But it's not the end for the capital of Westeros. History shows that the city will ...
05/13/2019
Game of Thrones: King's Landing will rise again

King's Landing may lay in ruins now. But it's not the end for the capital of Westeros. History shows that the city will likely rise from the ashes and regain its economy glory. The latest #WealthofWesteros by Chris Rugaber, Paul Wiseman and Joshua Boak. #GameofThrones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scorched by a dragon, overrun by enemy soldiers and its buildings reduced to rubble, King's Landing, the capital city in "Game of Thrones," seems destroyed for good. But history...

Will you be paying more?
05/10/2019
AP Explains: New China tariffs likely to hit US consumers

Will you be paying more?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Trump administration more than doubling tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports, will Americans soon see higher prices on store shelves? Yes, but it may...

Even dragon queens need to inspire confidence in those they lead. Is sentiment on Daenerys slipping? This latest 'Wealth...
05/06/2019
Game of Thrones: Like many CEOs, Dany sees confidence slip

Even dragon queens need to inspire confidence in those they lead. Is sentiment on Daenerys slipping? This latest 'Wealth of Westeros' by Joshua Boak, Chris Rugaber and Paul Wiseman. #GameofThrones #GoT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faith is waning in Daenerys Targaryen's ability to conquer and then justly rule Westeros. The Mother of Dragons is down to only one firedrake, after a barrage of oversized...

The latest 'Wealth of Westeros' is out. How good training and mad skills can conquer a lot, even death. http://apne.ws/S...
04/29/2019
Game of Thrones: Arya's got skillz

The latest 'Wealth of Westeros' is out. How good training and mad skills can conquer a lot, even death. http://apne.ws/SPvC7a4 #GameofThrones #Arya

WASHINGTON (AP) — What does it take to kill the Night King? Definitely not a pair of fire-exhaling dragons. The Night King turns out to be flame retardant. Nor does the ability to loop...

'It was like an annoying dog that you don’t really like because it’s your husband’s dog. But then you realize you ...
04/26/2019
Be wary of robot emotions; 'simulated love is never love'

'It was like an annoying dog that you don’t really like because it’s your husband’s dog. But then you realize you actually loved it all along.' Humans are getting attached to increasingly life-like robots, and some researchers worry that designers are underestimating the dangers. http://apne.ws/twKtVjv

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a robot "dies," does it make you sad? For lots of people, the answer is "yes" — and that tells us something important, and potentially worrisome, about our emotional...

'I had money and I couldn't pay.' As more stores stop accepting cash, activists say the practice discriminates against p...
04/15/2019
As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

'I had money and I couldn't pay.' As more stores stop accepting cash, activists say the practice discriminates against people who lack bank accounts or rely on cash for many transactions. http://apne.ws/VyA25ye

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing...

Social media companies are trying to quarantine bogus claims about the harm of vaccinating children. It's not going well...
04/05/2019
Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

Social media companies are trying to quarantine bogus claims about the harm of vaccinating children. It's not going well. Read @AP @BarbaraOrtutay http://apne.ws/kMWzmlX

NEW YORK (AP) — Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at...

The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership...
03/19/2019
Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership cards by hand. Welcome to the last remaining Blockbuster Video store. http://apne.ws/K1W2E5k

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager...

03/07/2019

VIDEO: Someone bought this one-off Bugatti luxury sports car for $18.9 million. Experts say it's the most expensive new car ever sold. Can't afford that? Here are five other (slightly) less pricey cars that turned heads at the Geneva auto show: http://apne.ws/t7XfAUG

“I could not have showed up at work a week later, or two weeks later, knowing that my wife literally could not get her...
02/21/2019
Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

“I could not have showed up at work a week later, or two weeks later, knowing that my wife literally could not get herself out of bed with a 2-week-old at home. They would have had to fire me.” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian took 16 weeks off work when Serena Williams had their daughter Olympia. Now he's pushing to make paid paternity leave the new normal in America. http://apne.ws/fjMAVCW

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams. The...

"I feel like I have reached a stage of grief of acceptance." Andy Kraft and Amy Elias usually get a small tax refund. Th...
02/19/2019
I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

"I feel like I have reached a stage of grief of acceptance." Andy Kraft and Amy Elias usually get a small tax refund. This year, they owe more than $10,000. And they're not alone: The new federal tax law has meant surprises and confusion for some taxpayers. http://apne.ws/MyWXnjf

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The...

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo... You know you can't stop. How #BabyShark is permeating our lives, including Christ...
12/13/2018
Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo... You know you can't stop. How #BabyShark is permeating our lives, including Christmas toys.
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NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo. The late-night TV host, carpool karaoke king and father of three young children was referring specifically, and wryly, to "Baby Shark," now the bloodthirst...

If you're hosting a holiday party for your staff, it might be smart to skip the booze (or at least try to keep it to a m...
11/19/2018

If you're hosting a holiday party for your staff, it might be smart to skip the booze (or at least try to keep it to a minimum). An owner can be held liable for any bad behavior by employees. We offer tips in this week's #StrictlySmallBusiness newsletter: http://apne.ws/g7U0ZCW.

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10/29/2018

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Sears files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection due to massive debt load and staggering losses. @ADInnocenzio reports http:...
10/15/2018
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection due to massive debt load and staggering losses. @ADInnocenzio reports http://apne.ws/QD0sPAR

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of busin...

Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan ar...
10/03/2018
Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan areas while conserving water and sidestepping the high costs of human labor.


SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit

10/01/2018

VIDEO: Instant gratification? New apps promise goods delivered to your door within hours. Our retail reporter Anne D'Innocenzio tests them out. You’ll be amazed why one failed. Read more here: http://apne.ws/5IM2n5F

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09/25/2018

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GREAT JOB OPENING: The AP is hiring a reporter to cover technology from San Francisco or Washington. Apply here: http://...
09/24/2018

GREAT JOB OPENING: The AP is hiring a reporter to cover technology from San Francisco or Washington. Apply here: http://apne.ws/oRUo1iv

Another Monday stuck in the office? Already dreaming of your next vacation? Subscribe to AP’s travel podcast for some ...
09/10/2018

Another Monday stuck in the office? Already dreaming of your next vacation? Subscribe to AP’s travel podcast for some inspiration and tips: http://apne.ws/uEzKsNy

A kid-friendly version of Alexa skirts questions on pot, Stormy Daniels and whether Santa Claus is real. How are babies ...
08/22/2018
Is Santa real? A version of Alexa skirts some kid questions

A kid-friendly version of Alexa skirts questions on pot, Stormy Daniels and whether Santa Claus is real. How are babies made? "Better question for a grown-up."


NEW YORK (AP) — A version of Alexa won't tell kids where babies come from or spill the beans about Santa. It also won't explain some things kids might have heard on the news ̵

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