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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo Robert Charmak, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 11, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday as investors watch closely for developments on trade and await the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement on interest rate policy. Wall Street is hoping for enough progress on trade negotiations this week to avoid a new round of...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 11, 2019 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — British authorities are asking Amazon to address concerns that its plan to buy a stake in food delivery platform Deliveroo could damage competition between businesses that do takeaways and those that deliver groceries. The Competition and Markets Authority gave the online shopping...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 11, 2019 - 9:48 am
A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” The unflattering term evokes how these companies...
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A car passes by people standing near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 11, 2019 - 9:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into effect this weekend. The 16-month-old fight over Beijing's technology ambitions and trade surplus has disrupted global commerce and...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press statement on the European Green Deal at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. In her bid to lead the EU toward climate neutrality, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros (dollars 130 billion U.S.) to help member countries that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 11, 2019 - 9:40 am
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels to transition to lower emissions. Von der Leyen, who took office this month at the helm of the European Union's powerful executive arm, has...
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FILE - This April 4, 2018, file photo shows a YouTube logo on a t-shirt worn by a person near a YouTube office building in San Bruno, Calif. YouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site. The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression or sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site. The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression, sexual orientation or other “protected attributes.” The Google-owned company...
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A worker walks on a platform at the Gare Montparnasse railway station, in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. After hundreds of thousands of angry protesters marched through French cities, the prime minister is expected to unveil proposals that might calm tensions on the 7th straight day of a crippling transport strike. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 11, 2019 - 9:17 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide protest against pension reforms that critics say will erode the nation's way of life. The government is...
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Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Armco and stock market officials celebrate during the official ceremony marking the debut of Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 11, 2019 - 9:09 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco gained 10% in its first moments on the stock market Wednesday in a dramatic debut that held until closing and pushed its value up to $1.88 trillion, surpassing Apple as the largest listed company in the world. Trading on the Saudi...
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December 11, 2019 - 9:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish media are reporting that the Chinese government threatened to cancel a trade deal with the tiny Faeroe Islands if the country does not agree to use internet networks supplied by Chinese tech company Huawei. Huawei is at the center of a global cybersecurity debate,...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses plenary of U.N. climate conference during with a meeting with leading climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
MADRID (AP) — Activist Greta Thunberg accused governments and businesses of misleading the public by holding climate talks that are not achieving real action against what she called the world's “climate emergency.” In a speech peppered with scientific facts about global warming, the Swedish 16-year...
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