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Slate of New Mexico regulatory candidates sparks concern

Many decisions by New Mexico’s most powerful regulatory panel have had direct economic and environmental consequences for one corner of the state, and yet not one candidate nominated to fill the Public Regulation Commission is from northwestern New Mexico
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FILE - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson speaks to reporters after a news conference in New York, on Nov. 16, 2021. Many decisions by New Mexico's most powerful regulatory panel have had direct economic and environmental consequences for one corner of the state, and yet not one candidate nominated to fill the Public Regulation Commission is from northwestern New Mexico. Former two-term governor and U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson is among those taking notice. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Apple: Most iCloud data can now be end-to-end encrypted

Apple has embarked on its latest privacy-enhancing move
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FILE - The Apple logo is illuminated at a store in the city center in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 16, 2020. Apple said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that it will now offer full end-to-encryption for nearly all the data its users store in its global cloud-based storage system. That will make it more difficult for hackers, spies and law enforcement agencies to access sensitive user information. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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Elizabeth Holmes' former partner receives longer sentence in Theranos fraud case

Balwani was convicted of 12 counts of fraud and conspiracy in July.
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Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, the former lover and business partner of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, arrives at federal court in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.
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New York Times braces for 24-hour newsroom strike

The New York Times is bracing for a 24-hour walkout by hundreds of journalists and other employees
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FILE - The New York Times building is shown on Oct. 21, 2009, in New York. The New York Times is bracing for a 24-hour walkout Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, by hundreds of journalists and other employees, in what would be the first strike of its kind at the newspaper in more than 40 years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Pentagon splits $9 billion cloud contract between 4 firms

Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon’s $9 billion contract to build its cloud computing network
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Interior secretary: `Unacceptable' to mine near famed swamp

A member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet is urging Georgia officials to deny permits for a proposed mine near the edge of the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge
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FILE - A group of visitors return to Stephen C. Foster State Park after an overnight camping trip on the Red Trail in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on April 6, 2022, in Fargo, Ga. A member of President Joe Biden's cabinet urged Georgia officials in a letter dated Nov. 22, 2022, to deny permits for a proposed mine near the edge of the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, saying the plan poses “unacceptable risk” to the swamp's fragile ecology. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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Stocks waver on Wall Street following a 4-day losing streak

More weakness in tech stocks sent Wall Street mostly lower after another day of wobbly trading
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans TikTok on state devices

“TikTok harvests vast amounts of data from its users' devices," Abbott said.
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In this Oct. 27, 2022, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally in Katy, Texas.
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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 12/7/2022

More weakness in tech stocks sent Wall Street mostly lower after another day of wobbly trading
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Campbell, MongoDB rise; Smith & Wesson, AeroVironment fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Campbell, MongoDB rise; Smith & Wesson, AeroVironment fall
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Regulators limit fracking waste in Delaware River watershed

A regulatory agency responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four Northeastern states says it is banning gas drillers from dumping fracking wastewater in its watershed
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FILE - The Philadelphia side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge spanning the Delaware River is pictured on Feb. 10, 2021. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, the Delaware River Basin Commission, a regulatory agency responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four Northeastern states, moved to ban gas drillers from dumping fracking wastewater in the Delaware River watershed and to make it difficult for them to take fresh water out. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 07

Could trawler cams help save world's dwindling fish stocks?

Could trawler cams help save the world’s fish
December 07
December 07

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery fell $2.24 to $72.01 a barrel Wednesday
December 07
December 07

Southwest Airlines brings back dividend as travel rebounds

Southwest Airlines is bringing back dividends for shareholders
December 07
FILE - Southwest Airlines jets are stored at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, April 28, 2020. Southwest Airlines said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that it is bringing back dividends for shareholders, which it suspended when the pandemic devastated the airline business in early 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
December 07

Juul reaches settlements covering more than 5,000 cases

Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has reached settlements covering more than 8,000 cases brought by about 10,000 plaintiffs related to its vaping products
December 07
FILE - Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, on Dec. 20, 2018. Embattled vaping company Juul Labs announced layoffs Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, as the company tries to weather growing setbacks to its electronic cigarette business, including lawsuits, government bans and increasing competition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 07

Experts raise concerns as Nigeria limits cash withdrawals

Experts raised concerns over a new policy announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria that heavily limits withdrawals of money in a push for a cashless economy
December 07
In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria's central bank governor, Godwin Emefile, left, presents the newly designed currency notes to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, right, during a launch in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Nigeria has unveiled newly designed currency notes that the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP)
December 07

Microsoft strikes 10-year deal with Nintendo on Call of Duty

Microsoft has agreed to make the hit video game Call of Duty available on Nintendo for 10 years should its $69 billion purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard go through
December 07
FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2013. The European Union has on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 launched an investigation into Microsoft’s planned takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard, fearing the $69 billion deal would distort fair competition in the market. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, first announced the agreement to buy the California-based game publisher in January. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 07

Ferrero buys Blue Bunny ice cream maker Wells Enterprises

Italian confectioner Ferrero is acquiring Wells Enterprises, one of the largest U.S. ice cream makers
December 07
December 07

Could trawler cams help save world's dwindling fish stocks?

Could trawler cams help save the world’s fish
December 07
December 07

China's Xi visits Saudi Arabia to cement Gulf Arab ties

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend meetings with oil-rich Gulf Arab nations crucial to his country’s energy supplies as Beijing tries to revive an economy battered by strict coronavirus measures
December 07
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a memorial for the late former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 96, held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is attending a pair of regional summits in Saudi Arabia this week amid efforts to kick-start economic growth weighed down by strict anti-COVID-19 measures. (Pang Xinglei/Xinhua via AP)
December 07

Holmes' former partner faces sentencing in Theranos case

A former Theranos executive learns Wednesday whether he will be punished as severely as his former lover and business partner for peddling the company’s bogus blood-testing technology that duped investors and endangered patients
December 07
FILE - Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, right, the former lover and business partner of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, walks into federal court in San Jose, Calif., on June 24, 2022. Balwani learns Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, whether he will be punished as severely as Holmes for peddling the company's bogus blood-testing technology that duped investors and endangered patients. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke, File)
December 07

Making 'indie' video games gets trickier as industry evolves

Every year, some tiny and independent video game developer studios like hold their own with the big leagues by making hit games that achieve commercial success or at least critical acclaim
December 07
December 07

China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

China has rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places
December 07
FILE - A man has his routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. China on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
December 07

US futures point to continued slump this week on Wall Street

Wall Street futures edged lower Wednesday ahead of new employment and wholesale price data with the Federal Reserve gauging its next step in its fight to cool inflation
December 07
December 07

UK eases ban on new wind farms, considers OKing coal mine

Environmental groups have welcomed a decision by Britain’s Conservative government to lift its opposition to onshore wind farms
December 07
FILE - An offshore wind farm is visible from the beach in Hartlepool, England, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Environmental groups have welcomed a decision by Britain’s Conservative government to lift its opposition to onshore windfarms. But they warn that any benefit will be erased if the government backs plans to open the U.K.’s first new coal mine in three decades. Since 2015 the Conservative government has opposed new wind turbines on land because of local opposition. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
December 07

EU takes China to WTO over Lithuania trade dispute

The European Union has announced that it's begun legal action at the World Trade Organization against China over what it says are import restrictions Beijing has imposed on Lithuania
December 07
December 07

Speedier drug approvals hit slowdown as FDA faces scrutiny

The Food and Drug Administration is slowing its use of a pathway that expedites the approval of promising drugs
December 07
December 06

Stocks decline in Asia, extending losses on Wall Street

Shares are lower in Asia after benchmarks fell again on Wall Street on fears the Federal Reserve will need to keep the brakes on the economy to get inflation under control, risking a sharp recession
December 06
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate of South Korean won against the U.S. dollar at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 06

China November trade sinks under virus pressure, rate hikes

China’s imports and exports shrank in November under pressure from weakening global demand and anti-virus controls at home
December 06
FILE - Containers are seen at a port in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Oct. 27, 2022. China’s imports and exports shrank in November as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on the second-largest economy. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
December 06

By the Numbers: GoFundMe donations

A look at the numbers behind donations on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe in 2022, and how inflation and supply chain issues created new fundraising campaigns.
December 06
VIDEO: By the Numbers: GoFundMe donations
December 06

China's trade sinks in November as export demand weakens, anti-virus controls depress domestic economy

China's trade sinks in November as export demand weakens, anti-virus controls depress domestic economy
December 06
December 06

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Donald Trump’s company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars
December 06
Defense attorneys Michael van der Veen, right, and William Brennan, left, leave the courtroom during jury deliberation in the Trump Organization tax fraud case, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
December 06

Mississippi grain company's ex-CEO indicted on fraud charges

The former CEO of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy
December 06
December 06

Facebook parent Meta threatens to remove news from platform

Facebook parent Meta Platforms says it will be forced to consider removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation that could require social media companies to pay news outlets
December 06
FILE - The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia, May 16, 2012. Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, it will be “forced to consider” removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 06

Judge reduces award for flight attendant who sued Southwest

A federal judge has ordered Southwest Airlines to rehire a flight attendant who said she was fired for expressing opposition to abortion
December 06
December 06

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday 12/6/2022

Stocks fell again on Wall Street, extending the market's recent string of losses
December 06
December 06

NRG Energy, Meta Platforms fall; Textron, Signet rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: NRG Energy, Meta Platforms fall; Textron, Signet rise
December 06
December 06

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery fell $2.68 to $74.25 a barrel Tuesday
December 06
December 06

How to protect yourself when shopping online

This year, scams are at an all-time high as more consumers turn to e-commerce for their holiday shopping.
December 06
This year, scams are at an all-time high as more consumers turn to e-commerce for their holiday shopping.
December 06

Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot

An oil spill has polluted more than 2.5 miles of coastline at one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations
December 06
December 06

Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board says an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul
December 06
FILE - Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on, Oct. 28, 2021. Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday, Dev. 6, 2022 that an internal system that exempted high-profile users including former President Donald Trump from some or all of its content rules needs a major overhaul. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
December 06

Governments gather in Canada in bid to boost biodiversity

Environmental leaders are gathering on Montreal to hammer out a framework they hope will help provide much-needed protection for the world's biodiversity
December 06
December 06

Biden to visit Arizona computer chip site, highlight jobs

President Joe Biden is going to the building site for an Arizona computer chip plant to emphasize how his policies are fostering job growth in what could be a challenge to the incoming Republican House majority
December 06
December 06

Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development

A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry has signed an agreement to collaborate with a Belgian research organization in developing next-generation chips for production in Japan
December 06
FILE - Then Economic revitalization minister, Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Nishimura told reporters Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, that the new company, Rapidus, which was launched last month by eight corporate giants including automakers, electronics and chipmakers, will team up with the Imec, a Leuven, Belgium-based research organization known for the nanoelectronics and digital technologies key to developing next-generation chips. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 06

Robinhood takes on retirement in search for more growth

After blazing onto Wall Street by making trading fun for its customers, Robinhood is now setting its sights on a more staid corner of the industry: saving for retirement
December 06
December 06

Pope tightens oversight of Vatican-linked foundations

Pope Francis has tightened control and oversight over Vatican-based foundations and associations in his latest effort to impose international standards of accounting and governance on Vatican offices
December 06
December 06

Asian shares lower as strong data hit hopes for dovish Fed

Stocks are mostly lower in Asia after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation
December 06
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate of South Korean won against the U.S. dollar at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 05

Asian shares lower as strong data hit hopes for dovish Fed

Stocks are mostly lower in Asia after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation
December 05
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate of South Korean won against the U.S. dollar at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back as surprisingly strong economic reports highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 05

Investors press railroads to add sick time for workers

The major freight railroads now face pressure from investors to add sick days after Congress declined to require them as part of the contracts they imposed last week to avert a potentially devastating nationwide rail strike
December 05
FILE - Norfolk Southern locomotives are moved in the in the Conway Terminal in Conway, Pa., Sept. 15, 2022. Major railroads now face pressure from investors to add sick time for workers after Congress declined to require them to do so as part of the contracts they imposed last week to avert a potentially devastating nationwide rail strike. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility said Monday, Dec. 5, that two investment managers it works with to help promote social change at companies had filed proposals at Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern railroads that will allow shareholders to vote on whether rail workers should get paid sick leave. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 05

California lawmakers to meet, eye big oil's high gas prices

Lawmakers are preparing to return to work for a special session on gas prices.
December 05
Gas prices are advertised at over eight dollars a gallon at a gas station Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Los Angeles. California lawmakers are preparing to return to work for a special session on gas prices. State lawmakers are scheduled to convene on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, to swear-in new members and elect leaders for the 2023 legislative session. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)