Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers

World 11/22/18, 22:27

Samsung Electronics on Friday apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.The announcement by the South Korean technology giant came weeks ...

Technology shapes insurance companies’ response to wildfires

U.S. 11/22/18, 10:39

As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was ...

Outgoing Facebook exec takes fall for hiring opposition firm

Business 11/21/18, 20:33

Facebook's outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros.In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said the ...

Utilities encourage energy savings with smart thermostats

Business 11/21/18, 11:14

As temperatures drop and winter looms, homeowners and property managers are sweeping chimneys, insulating pipes and swapping screens for storm windows.They're also going beyond traditional winterizing by installing smart thermostats and home energy monitors aiming to lower utility bills.Smart thermostats ...

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Europe 11/21/18, 04:42

In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids.The backlash over Big Tech's collection of personal data offers new hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to ...

As Facebook faces fire, heat turns up on No. 2 Sandberg

Tech 11/20/18, 12:03

For the past decade, Sheryl Sandberg has been the poised, reliable second-in-command to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.She's helped Facebook grow while also cultivating her own brand in ways that hint at aspirations beyond her role at the social network. But ...

Global markets sink again as tech and retail stocks drop

Business 11/20/18, 10:19

Stocks are skidding Tuesday morning, putting the market back into the red for the year, as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies compound the market's losses from the day before. Energy and industrial companies are ...

Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year

Business 11/20/18, 09:41

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as a rout in major technology companies continued.Apple sank another 3.8 percent in early trading Tuesday and Microsoft gave up 2.5 percent.The ...

Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent

U.S. 11/20/18, 03:14

When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don't just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees.Some of the industries that have defined New York City and the Washington, D.C., area will face increased ...

US stocks take sharp losses as tech, internet companies drop

Business 11/19/18, 15:49

Big technology and internet companies came under heavy selling pressure again on Monday, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points.Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, the most valuable companies on the market, ...

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

World 11/19/18, 10:11

The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive "Facts about the Holocaust " ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

Business 11/19/18, 09:41

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology and industrial companies.Apple sank 2.6 percent in early trading Monday and Amazon lost 1.5 percent. Boeing gave ...

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