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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, a woman wears a face mask as she walks past a GameStop store in Des Plaines, Ill. Two hedge funds are bowing out of their short positions on the money-losing video game retailer. Citron Research’s Andrew Left said in a video posted on YouTube that his company is going to become more judicious in shorting stocks. Melvin Capital is also exiting GameStop, with manager Gabe Plotkin telling CNBC that the hedge fund was taking a significant loss.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
In GameStop saga unfolding on Wall Street, 2 Goliaths fallIn the David and Goliath saga that has been captivating and confusing Wall Street recently, Goliath has fallen
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Cyber cops in 9 nations team up to disrupt dangerous malwareLaw enforcement authorities in several countries have joined forces to disrupt what they call one of the world’s most dangerous pieces of malware, one that allowed criminal gangs to install ransomware and steal data from computer users
The Associated Press3 hours ago
YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, GiulianiIf former President Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last...
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FILE - This photo combo of images shows the Amazon, Google and Facebook logos. An international debate over how countries tax big U.S. technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook is heating up. It's a challenge for the new U.S. Biden Administration, since talks face a mid-year deadline to reach a global deal that all agree on _ and defuse trade disputes with France and other countries that are imposing go-it-alone taxes the U.S. sees as discriminatory. (AP Photo, file)
Debate heats up over how countries tax Big Tech companiesThe international debate over taxing Big Tech is heating up
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdong as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber researchGoogle believes hackers backed by the North Korean government posed as computer security bloggers on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Elon Musk Adds Fuel to the GameStop FireIt's "a head-scratching David and Goliath story," as the AP puts it, and Elon Musk on Tuesday lobbed a rock in the giant's direction. Musk tweeted a single word, "Gamestonk!!"—and it was enough to send GameStop's share price temporarily over the $200 mark in after-hours trading. This after the...
Newser9 hours ago
This Jan. 31, 2014, image released by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings shows the aerial view of the No. 3 reactor, with its roof blown off and shield plug (circle in the middle) exposed, in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges.(Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings via AP)
Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanupA draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady waves to spectators after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewersThe first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, signage is pictured at a Walmart store in Oklahoma City. Walmart announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2021, that it plans to build warehouses at its stores where self-driving robots will fetch groceries and have them ready for shoppers to pick up in an hour or less.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Walmart to build more robot-filled warehouses at storesWalmart is enlisting the help of robots to keep up with a surge in online orders
The Associated Press17 hours ago
The logo of Microsoft is displayed outside the headquarters in Paris, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. As the pandemic raged through the U.S., Microsoft's business continued chugging ahead and beat Wall Street expectations for the last three months of 2020, powered by ongoing demand for its workplace software and cloud computing services as people worked from home. The company on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.5 billion, up 33% from the same period last year. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
Microsoft keeps chugging as pandemic continuesAs the pandemic raged through the U.S., Microsoft’s business was chugging ahead and beat Wall Street expectations for the last three months of 2020, powered by ongoing demand for its workplace software and cloud computing services as people worked from home
The Associated Press18 hours ago
East Coast Hit With Internet TroubleBalky internet service prevented users on the East Coast from loading the software they use to learn and work on Tuesday morning. Google, Zoom, YouTube, and Slack were among the services affected, the Washington Post reports. The source of the problem was unclear, but clues pointed to Verizon, which said...
Newser20 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread internet outages Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Verizon reported a fiber cut in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue is responsible for the entire outage. According to DownDetector and user reports on Twitter, the problem appears to extend from Washington to Boston, and is affecting internet and cloud providers as well as a number of Google services, Facebook and other major sites. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school, because of an unspecified Verizon network issue
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this July 2, 2020 photo, a woman plays a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. Gambling companies in the U.S. are increasingly bringing different forms of gambling together, including sports betting, casino gambling, internet gambling and daily fantasy sports, and partnering with media companies as they seek to increase revenue. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Different types of gambling, media converging for growthThe many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice
The Associated Press22 hours ago
European Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic removes his face mask as he gives a statement on European battery alliance at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels,Tuesday, Jan. 26. 2021. The European Union has approved €2.9 billion (US3.53 billion) in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop the bloc's electric battery industry and move away from its reliance on Asian imports. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industryThe European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries to develop a project aiming at developing the electric battery industry
The Associated Press1 day ago
German Klaus Schwab, left, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, WEF, listens to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, displayed on a video screen, during a conference at the Davos Agenda in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Davos Agenda from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, 2021 is an online edition due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giantsThe European Union is urging U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news
The Associated Press1 day ago
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