Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard ann...

FTC halts 'misleading' real estate seminars with HGTV stars

NEW YORK (AP) — A court has agreed to put a temporary stop to pricey real estate seminars fronted by HGTV stars after the Federal Trade Commission said promises that the classes could make people rich...

FTC sues Match Group, says it duped people into subscribing

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using notifications about phony profiles to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com ...

Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power. Now they face a scrappy new coalition as well: prosecutors from nearly all...

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry's immense power. Nearly every state — Californi...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 30 The Chicago Tribune on a tactic some wealthy parents used to secure...

Liz Weston: Don't be duped by these phone and email scams

Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists. We're not out to steal their money — just their time. When fraudsters call to say...

Have Three Million People in Taiwan Joined a Business Cult?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For job seekers today, opportunities seem to be drying up. Headlines offer hope for future job growth, but many feel as though their skills do not match these jobs of tomorrow....

Business Highlights

___ Google crushes second quarter earnings expectations SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst expectations for its second quarter financials Thur...

$5 billion fine doesn't mark the end of Facebook's troubles

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company. ...

Facebook says it is under FTC antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was informed of the investigation in June. ...

At a glance: The new limits Facebook faces on data privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is facing a fine and new limits on the way it does business as part of a settlement over allegations that the social media giant failed to properly protect the privacy of mi...

The Latest: Dissenters preferred lawsuit over Facebook fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 9:15 a.m. The two Democratic commissioners who dissented in the Federal T...

FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds oversight for privacy mishaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zucker...

Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U....