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For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions

By ROBERT JABLON | February 21, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.Ethos Capital has offered...

Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday.Bloomberg would...

Trump’s $1.5B uranium bailout triggers rush of mining plans

By BRADY McCOMBS and ELLEN KNICKMEYER | February 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside...

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

By DANICA KIRKA | February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep...

US regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

By MARCY GORDON | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies' acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010.The Federal Trade Commission announced...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

By TALI ARBEL | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor...

Switzerland investigating alleged CIA, German front company

By FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATEN | February 11, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into allegations a Zug, Switzerland-based maker of encryption devices was a front operated by the CIA and West German intelligence that enabled them to break the codes of...

Barr’s call for U.S. control of 5G providers quickly rebuked

By TALI ARBEL | February 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump administration officials, increasingly intent on preventing Chinese global technological domination, keep floating the idea that the U.S. government should take a more direct hand in running next-generation 5G wireless networks.But...

Wisconsin court: Bid to recover smuggled car can continue

By TODD RICHMOND | February 4, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attempt to recover a rare car that thieves smuggled from Milwaukee to Europe more than a decade ago can continue, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.According to court documents and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper...