Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral
TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic.
Kia recalls SUVs, vans; electrical problem can cause fires
DETROIT (AP) — Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.
Struggling Victoria's Secret sold as women demand comfort
NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels in their lacy bras and oversized angel wings, has a new owner.
Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, the investment bank for millionaires, big business and megamergers, is buying E-Trade Financial, the online brokerage that encouraged waves of regular investors to get into the market with ads featuring its talking spokesbaby.
Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died.
Guyana celebrates 1st oil shipment after major discovery
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s government on Thursday prepared to sell its first barrels of oil after the discovery of large quantities of oil and gas near the South American country’s coast nearly five years ago.
Transco back again, seeking permits for Eastern gas pipeline
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A hotly contested proposal to build a pipeline to take natural gas to customers in New York City and Long Island is back before New Jersey regulators.
Free USC tuition to students with $80K or less family income
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California will phase in free tuition for undergraduate students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, USC President Carol L.
Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they're signing up for when they use its online services — though that will still mean reading a lengthy document.
Conflict of interest fears cast shadow over EU budget talks
BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to companies linked to some of the very people deciding how the money should be spent.
CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos
NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET.
Bank backs off program monitoring workers' bathroom breaks
LONDON (AP) — London-based bank Barclays backed away Thursday from a software program that monitored an employee's productivity - including bathroom breaks - after privacy campaigners described it as “creepy.’’ The City A.M.
Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite
BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes.
UBS picks new CEO with track record in digital banking
GENEVA (AP) — Shares in bank UBS climbed almost 3% on Thursday after the Swiss firm announced the appointment of a new chief executive who has experience in developing digital business in finance.
WH report says economy accelerated under Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House report says the U.S. economy is growing faster than expected, even though the annual gains of 3% that President Donald Trump promised to voters have yet to be achieved.
Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings.
World's top shipper expects virus outbreak to hurt earnings
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's largest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, said Thursday it expects the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China to hurt its 2020 earnings.
Artist JMW Turner replaces Adam Smith on new UK banknote
LONDON (AP) — Britain's new 20-pound (about $29) note went into circulation Thursday — one that replaces the image of a pioneering economist with a battered warship being towed away for scrap.
Swiss bank penalized over alleged FIFA, Venezuela corruption
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s financial market authority has penalized Julius Baer bank for violating its obligations to fight money laundering over a nearly nine-year span.
Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China.
'Medicare for All' is driving a wedge through labor movement
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' plans to provide “Medicare for All” are driving a wedge through the labor movement, pitting union against union and fracturing a powerful constituency as the primary barrels toward heavily organized states.
Qantas cuts flights to Asia amid virus outbreak
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas announced Thursday it will slash flights to Asia as the coronavirus crisis cuts into the airline and travel industries.
'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump
NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.
Californian will plead guilty in $150 million currency scam
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man charged with bilking nearly $150 million out of 70,000 investors worldwide through a phony digital currency scheme has agreed to enter a guilty plea to federal charges, it was announced Wednesday.
Airline passengers put up with more and longer flight delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travelers were a bit more likely to be delayed, and more often for longer spells, when flying around the U.S.