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States Expected to Target Google in New Antitrust Probe

BY RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the latest blow against big tech […]

BY RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the...

$400K in Mine Safety Grants Awarded to 5 Recipients

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five grants totaling $400,000 have been awarded to help prevent unsafe working conditions in and around U.S. mines. The U.S. Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program. The program was established in 2006 in honor of 25 miners who died in 2001 in […]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five grants totaling $400,000 have been awarded to help prevent unsafe working conditions in and around U.S. mines. The U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program. The program was established in 2006 in honor of 25 miners...

Regulators Dig Deeper into Dominant Tech Companies

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The government is circling the wagons around Big Tech as the scrutiny of its immense power intensifies. Two groups of state attorneys general are joining the fray with separate investigations into whether Google and Facebook have been unfairly leveraging their array of popular — and […]

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The government is circling the wagons around Big Tech as the scrutiny of its immense power intensifies. Two groups of state attorneys general are joining the fray with separate investigations into whether Google and Facebook have been unfairly leveraging their...

As Feds Loom, States Hit Facebook, Google with New Probes

NEW YORK (AP) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news release Friday, saying the probe […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news...

In Quest to Grow the Game, What Is Tennis Racket’s Role

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack … into the bottom of the net. So the next ball would come, they […]

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack … into the bottom of the net. So the...

US Sports Betting Market Races for (Online) End Zone

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates has not exactly been a […]

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates...

Big Tech or Big Labor? 2020 Dems Line Up with Unions

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party’s 2020 class isn’t being shy about picking sides. In a rare injection of presidential politics into […]

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic Party's 2020 class isn't being shy about picking sides. In a rare...

FBI Searches Detroit-Area Home of UAW President

By ED WHITE Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday searched the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in a corruption investigation that has netted labor leaders and auto industry officials, and damaged the union’s reputation during contract talks with U.S. car companies. The UAW criticized […]

By ED WHITE Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday searched the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in a corruption investigation that has netted labor leaders and auto industry officials, and damaged the union's reputation during contract talks with U.S....

US Consumer Confidence Dips Slightly in August

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence dipped slightly in August after a big rebound in July. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index edged down to 135.1 in August, slightly below a July reading of 135.8, which had been the highest since November. Economists […]

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence dipped slightly in August after a big rebound in July. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index edged down to 135.1 in August, slightly below a July reading of 135.8, which had been...

G-7 Summit: Trump Declares, ‘We Got Along Great’

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressBIARRITZ, France (AP) — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In fact, “flawless” unity. During this year’s gathering of leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, […]

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressBIARRITZ, France (AP) — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump's takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was "unity." In fact, "flawless" unity. During this year's gathering of leaders...