AT&T-Time Warner antitrust suit leaves tech firms wary

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The nation’s technology industry at first glance looked like a winner in the Justice Department’s move this week to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. A merged company probably would be a stronger company, allowing it to control, for example, both the creation...


Disney animation guru John Lasseter takes leave after sexual misconduct allegations

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In a new sexual misconduct scandal that could shake the economics of Hollywood in unprecedented ways, Disney said Tuesday that animation chief John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave of absence starting immediately. The company acknowledged unspecified...


Black Friday still a thing, for now

Holiday Shopping-Cyber Monday

WSU economist talks about Black Friday and shopping during the holidays.


Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gain

Financial Markets Wall Street

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,427.66 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 22,579.18. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0....


CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Sexual Misconduct Rose

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of...


FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

FCC-Net Neutrality

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on...


Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone...


Uber waits a year to reveal massive hack of customer data

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A cyberattack exposed sensitive personal information belonging to tens of millions of Uber customers and drivers before the company hid the breach from public view for more than a year, the company revealed Tuesday. The information includes names, email addresses and...


FCC plan would give internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Federal officials took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers see and use. Under the proposal by the Federal...


Tribal leaders take aim at oil and gas development

Oil and Gas New Mexico

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development. This time, opponents are spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling in one...

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