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SpaceX gives rival's internet satellites ride to orbit

SpaceX has launched a batch of internet satellites for a competitor
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with a payload of 40 satellites for OneWeb broadband communications, lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Women sue Musk's Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs

Two women who lost their jobs at Twitter when billionaire Elon Musk took over are suing the company in federal court, claiming that last month’s abrupt mass layoffs disproportionately affected female employees
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FILE - The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device on April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Two women who lost their jobs at Twitter when billionaire Elon Musk took over are suing the company in federal court, claiming that last month's abrupt mass layoffs disproportionately affected female employees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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New York Times journalists, other workers on 24-hour strike

Hundreds of New York Times journalists and other staff have walked off the job for 24 hours
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Hundreds of New York Times journalists and other staff protest outside the Times' office after walking off the job for 24 hours, frustrated by contract negotiations that have dragged on for months in the newspaper's biggest labor dispute in more than 40 years, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
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Oil spill in rural Kansas creek shuts down Keystone pipeline

An oil spill in a creek in northeastern Kansas has shut down a major pipeline from Canada through the Plains and to the Texas Gulf Coast
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Washington County Road Department constructs an emergency dam to intercept an oil spill after a Keystone pipeline ruptured at Mill Creek in Washington County, Kanas, on Thursday, Dec 8, 2022. Vacuum trucks, booms and an emergency dam were constructed on the creek to intercept the spill. (Kyle Bauer/KCLY/KFRM Radio via AP)
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FTC sues to block Microsoft-Activision Blizzard $69B merger

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business
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FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2013. The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, that it is suing to block Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Stocks rise on Wall Street, but remain lower for the week

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street but remain lower for the week after five straight losses
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Tokyo. Shares are mostly lower in Asia after Wall Street sagged under weakness in tech stocks. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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Fifteen automakers reach automatic braking goals this year

Fifteen automakers have made life-saving automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all of their new passenger vehicles in the U.S. this year, fulfilling a voluntary commitment made six years ago
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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday 12/8/2022

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street but remain lower for the week after five straight losses
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Ciena, Duckhorn rise; Tesla, Korn Ferry fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Ciena, Duckhorn rise; Tesla, Korn Ferry fall
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Memphis nonprofit puts money behind drive to curb gun deaths

Memphis has long suffered from disproportionately high homicide rates
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FILE - Ezekeil Kelly, left makes his first court appearance on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. Kelly is accused of killing three people, wounding three others and bringing Memphis to a terrified standstill in early September. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)
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Why is the jobs boom bad for inflation?

Experts say a tight job market triggers more inflation.
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Experts say a tight job market triggers more inflation.
December 08

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery fell 55 cents to $71.46 a barrel Thursday
December 08
December 08

Biden releasing nearly $36B to aid pensions of union workers

President Joe Biden's administration is providing nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan
December 08
FILE- President Joe Biden speaks at Max S. Hayes Hight School, July 6, 2022, in Cleveland. Biden  is announcing the release of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan. The federal aid is intended to stop severe cuts to the retirement incomes of more than 350,000 Teamsters workers and retirees. Biden's administration says it's the largest-ever federal payment to a union pension fund. The money for the Central States Pension Fund is part of a broader $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that Biden signed into law in 2021. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
December 08

FTC challenges Meta acquisition of VR company in court

Federal regulators opened their campaign to block Facebook parent Meta’s acquisition of a virtual-reality company in a San Jose, California, courtroom
December 08
FILE - Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Oct. 28, 2021. Federal regulators open their campaign to block Facebook parent Meta’s acquisition of virtual-reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural, with opening arguments beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in San Jose, California. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
December 08

Gimme shelter: fewer homes being built as builders pull back

Homebuilders have pumped the brakes on new single-family home construction this year, a trend that’s likely to extend into 2023, according to several forecasts
December 08
FILE - Houses under construction are seen in Mars, Pa., on May, 27, 2022. Homebuilders have pumped the brakes on new single-family home construction this year, a trend that’s likely to extend into 2023, according to several forecasts. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 08

Gimme shelter: fewer homes being built as builders pull back

Homebuilders have pumped the brakes on new single-family home construction this year, a trend that’s likely to extend into 2023, according to several forecasts
December 08
FILE - Houses under construction are seen in Mars, Pa., on May, 27, 2022. Homebuilders have pumped the brakes on new single-family home construction this year, a trend that’s likely to extend into 2023, according to several forecasts. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 08

Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has unveiled the first U.S. currency bearing her signature, marking the first time that U.S. currency will bear the name of a female treasury secretary
December 08
December 08

New York Times journalists, other workers on 24-hour strike

Hundreds of New York Times journalists and other staff have walked off the job for 24 hours
December 08
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)
December 08

Biden approval, views of economy steady, sour: AP-NORC poll

President Joe Biden is facing consistent but critical assessments of his leadership and the national economy as his second year in the White House comes to a close
December 08
FILE - President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks after touring the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company facility under construction in Phoenix, on Dec. 6, 2022. Biden is facing consistent but critical assessments of his leadership and the national economy as his second year in the White House comes to a close. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 43% of U.S. adults say they approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while 55% disapprove. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
December 08

Average long-term mortgage rate falls a fourth straight week

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell for the fourth week in a row and have fallen more than three-quarters of a point since hitting a 20-year high last month
December 08
FILE - A for sale sign outside of a home, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Towson, Md. On Thursday Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. By Matt Ott. UPCOMING: 250 words after noon release. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
December 08

New York Times reporters and other staff stage 24-hour strike

More than 1,000 workers launched the first such strike in four decades.
December 08
The New York Times office building is seen from outside, Oct. 26, 2022, in New York City.
December 08

EU court: Google must delete inaccurate search info if asked

The European Union’s top court says Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove that the information is clearly wrong
December 08
FILE - In this photo taken on Oct. 5, 2015 a woman walks by the entrance to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The European Union’s top court says Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove that the information is clearly wrong. People in Europe have the right to ask search engines to delete links to outdated or embarrassing information about themselves, even if it is true, under a principle known as “right to be forgotten.” (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 08

Korean firms plan $4 billion-plus battery plant in Georgia

Hyundai Motor Group and a South Korean battery maker say they will jointly invest $4 billion to $5 billion in Georgia to build a new electric battery plant
December 08
December 08

US jobless claims up modestly last week

Slightly more Americans filed for jobless claims last week but the labor market remains one of strongest parts of the U.S. economy
December 08
FILE - A Help wanted sign is displayed in Deerfield, Ill., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Labor Department reports on Thursday the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 08

US jobless claims up modestly last week

Slightly more Americans filed for jobless claims last week but the labor market remains one of strongest parts of the U.S. economy
December 08
FILE - A Help wanted sign is displayed in Deerfield, Ill., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Labor Department reports on Thursday the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 08

Ex-Wirecard boss on trial in fraud case that shamed Germany

The former chief executive of financial services company Wirecard and two other ex-managers has gone on trial over the firm’s collapse
December 08
Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun sits in the dock in the courtroom at the start of the trial against the former CEO and two co-defendants at Munich Regional Court 1 Munich, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The trial is being held in an underground courtroom next to the Munich-Stadelheim correctional facility. Almost two and a half years after the collapse of the Wirecard Group, the criminal trial in what is believed to be the biggest fraud case in German post-war history began on Thursday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
December 08

Millions are missing from the workforce but still surviving. Here's how

The lack of workers risks worsening inflation, which could trigger a recession.
December 08
A "We Are Hiring" sign is posted in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles.
December 08

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 08
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 08

Stocks waver on Wall Street following a 4-day losing streak

Shares are mostly lower in Asia after Wall Street sagged under weakness in tech stocks
December 08
December 08

South Korea widens back-to-work orders on striking truckers

South Korea’s government has expanded its back-to-work orders against thousands of cargo truck drivers who are staging a nationwide walkout over freight fare issues
December 08
South Korean Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho, center, speaks during a news conference at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. South Korea’s government expanded its back-to-work orders Thursday against thousands of cargo truck drivers who are staging a nationwide walkout over freight fare issues, saying a prolonged strike could inflict "deep scars" on the country’s economy. (Kim Sung-doo/Yonhap via AP)
December 08

Japan's economy shrank less in July-Sept, revised data show

Japan has reported its economy contracted less than previously thought in the last quarter, weathering the country’s latest big COVID wave with less damage than had been thought
December 08
FILE - A crane prepares to unload a container from a semi-trailer truck at the Aomi wharf in Tokyo on Sept. 17, 2021. Japan’s economy contracted less than previously thought in the last quarter, according to revised data released Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
December 07

Indiana sues TikTok, citing safety and security concerns

Indiana’s attorney general on Wednesday sued Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, claiming the video-sharing platform misleads its users, particularly children, about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information
December 07
December 07

Apple: Most iCloud data can now be end-to-end encrypted

Apple has embarked on its latest privacy-enhancing move
December 07
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)
December 07

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans TikTok on state devices

“TikTok harvests vast amounts of data from its users' devices," Abbott said.
December 07
In this Oct. 27, 2022, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally in Katy, Texas.
December 07

1st US floating offshore wind auction nets $757M in bids

The first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms in the deep waters off the West Coast raised $757 million in bids, from mostly European companies
December 07
Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines, is visible off the coast of Scotland in August 2017. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, marks the first-ever U.S. auction for leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms in the deep waters off the West Coast. (Woldcam/Equinor via AP)
December 07

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
December 07
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)
December 07

Elizabeth Holmes' former partner receives longer sentence in Theranos fraud case

Balwani was convicted of 12 counts of fraud and conspiracy in July.
December 07
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.
December 07

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
December 07
December 07

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
December 07
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)
December 07

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
December 07
December 07

Campbell, MongoDB rise; Smith & Wesson, AeroVironment fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Campbell, MongoDB rise; Smith & Wesson, AeroVironment fall
December 07
December 07

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
December 07
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

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)