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Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

February 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Microsoft announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico on Thursday to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services.Company executives said the money will be used to establish...

Amazon wants to question Trump over losing $10B contract bid

By MATT O'BRIEN | February 10, 2020

Amazon wants President Donald Trump to submit to questioning over the tech company's losing bid for a $10 billion military contract.The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump's interference...

Asia shares mixed as WHO says China virus a global emergency

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 30, 2020

Shares were mixed in Asia after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.Markets in mainland China remained closed as the U.S. warned against all travel...

President Peters: Technology a focus of Vision 2020

By Kelly Bauer | February 1, 2012

Approximately $4 million will be invested in technology around campus, President John Peters said Wednesday during a University Council meeting. Peters said the campus plans to become wireless as part of the Vision 2020 initiative. The $4 million will...