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___ Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The...

Scrapbooking site Pinterest files for initial stock offering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, the digital scrapbooking site, has filed for an initial public offering of stock. That's kicking off the year's IPO season, which is also expected to include Uber, Lyft...

Uber expands its freight operations into Europe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-hailing giant Uber is expanding its freight business into Europe. The service connects trucking companies with shippers who have loads to haul. ...

Lyft opens up its IPO road show, offers 30 million shares

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering with 30 million shares expected to sell for between $62 and $68 per share. That would raise m...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, ...

Charges dropped against former MLB star Lenny Dykstra

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dropped drug and terroristic threat charges filed against former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra after an altercation with an Uber driver. ...

Uber driver pleads guilty to kidnapping sleeping passenger

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove for Uber in New York City has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle. Harbir Parmar pleaded guilty to federal charges...

AP Explains: What Facebook's 'privacy vision' really means

Mark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new "privacy vision" for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as a...

Uber settles out of court in Dutch illegal service case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say Uber has agreed to an out-of-court settlement of more than 2 million euros ($2.24 million) linked to an illegal service the ride hailing company off...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Arizona prosecutor says Uber not criminally liable in crash

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prosecutor has determined Uber is not criminally liable in a deadly crash last year involving a self-driving vehicle in a Phoenix suburb. The prosec...

Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries and have three days to reveal those that result in any damage. ...

Cab driver found fatally stabbed; Police looking for suspect

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is looking for the attacker of a 27-year-old for-hire cab driver who was found fatally stabbed in his car. Police say the car was parke...

Lyft reveals financial details ahead of its IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing giant Lyft is releasing financial details about the company in a federal filing before it begins selling its stock to the public. The company said its re...