The Latest: GOP politician defends Facebook in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress (all times local): 11 a.m. An unusual partisan divide has quickly opened du...

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hat...

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'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of billionaires and multimillionaires are making a renewed push for the government to raise thei...

Facebook says Libra won't launch without US approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell Congress Wednesday that the company's planned Libra cryptocurrency won't launch unless all U.S. regulators approve. In...

Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and p...

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...

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___ US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports ...

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with t...

Visa, Mastercard, others announce they will drop out of Facebook's Libra digital currency project

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa, Mastercard, others announce they will drop out of Facebook's Libra digital currency project.

Taiwan's HTC reports 1st annualized rise in sales in over 2 years

HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, which has entered the global virtual reality business, reported the first year-on-year increase in sales for September in more than two years. In a state...

PayPal drops out of Libra, Facebook's payments project

NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal is pulling out of Facebook's digital currency project, known as Libra, a blow to the social media company that has faced stronger-than-expected scrutiny over its proposed creati...

Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled ...

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term - and more power

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's competition chief is getting a new term - with expanded powers - in a move that underlines how the bloc's battle to regulate big tech companies is only just beginnin...

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...

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___ Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning produ...