Appeals court tosses antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, dismissing arguments that it unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royal...

Nevada casino company gets approval to become gambling giant

A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world’s biggest casino company won final approval Friday, with New Jersey gambling regulators agreeing to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. acquire Caesars Ent...

Federal prison system to begin moving nearly 7K inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin moving about 6,800 inmates who have been waiting in local detention centers across the U.S. to federal prisons to avoid jail overcrowding in ...

Cornavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper. Robocalls. Industry experts say robocall...

Report: Google facing onslaught of antitrust cases in US

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle compe...

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___ 3 million more US layoffs intensify fears of lasting damage WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week...

Privacy groups: TikTok app violating children's privacy

Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children's privacy law and putting kids at risk. A coalition of 20 groups, including Campaign for a Commercial-...

Asian shares rise despite continuing virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to finish ...

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—- Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile's Sprint deal NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion...

US regulators probing 5 tech companies' acquisitions to 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are amping up their investigation of the market dominance of five giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on their acquisitions back to 2010. ...

FTC: Consumer finance website favored companies that paid

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A personal finance website founded by former University of Delaware students has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle allegations that it posted fake reviews and steered users toward co...

Millennial Money: You’re an online fraud target — fight back

Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the ’90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now cur...

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—- Google 4Q revenue grew, but not enough for Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock f...

FTC sues to block Harry's sale to Schick owner Edgewell

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal antitrust regulators say a proposed merger that would combine old-school shaving company Schick with upstart Harry's would end up costing consumers some skin. ...

Facebook posts higher 4Q earnings, revenue

San Francisco (AP) — Facebook's profit and revenue for the final quarter of the year handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations, despite challenges the social network is facing around regulation and...