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CHINA PROTESTS OVER EU MOVE TO HIKE TARIFFS ON CHINESE ELECTRIC VEHICLES
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CHINA PROTESTS OVER EU MOVE TO HIKE TARIFFS ON CHINESE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

China’s Commerce Ministry on Thursday accused the European Union of making unreasonable demands in its investigation into imports of Chinese electric vehicles before announcing it was raising tariffs by as much as 38%.

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SO LONG PLASTIC AIR PILLOWS: AMAZON SHIFTING TO RECYCLED PAPER FILLING FOR PACKAGES IN NORTH AMERICA
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SO LONG PLASTIC AIR PILLOWS: AMAZON SHIFTING TO RECYCLED PAPER FILLING FOR PACKAGES IN NORTH AMERICA

Amazon is shifting from the plastic air pillows used for packaging in North America to recycled paper because it’s more environmentally sound, and it says paper just works better.

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SNAPCHAT INC. TO PAY $15 MILLION TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT LAWSUIT IN CALIFORNIA
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SNAPCHAT INC. TO PAY $15 MILLION TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT LAWSUIT IN CALIFORNIA

Snapchat Inc. will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by California’s civil rights agency that claimed the company discriminated against female employees, failed to prevent workplace sexual harassment and retaliated against women who complained.

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OPENAI FOUNDER SUTSKEVER SETS UP NEW AI COMPANY DEVOTED TO "SAFE SUPERINTELLIGENCE"
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OPENAI FOUNDER SUTSKEVER SETS UP NEW AI COMPANY DEVOTED TO "SAFE SUPERINTELLIGENCE"

Ilya Sutskever, one of the founders of OpenAI who was involved in a failed effort to push out CEO Sam Altman, said he’s starting a safety-focused artificial intelligence company.

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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR WANTS TO RESTRICT SMARTPHONE USAGE IN SCHOOLS
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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR WANTS TO RESTRICT SMARTPHONE USAGE IN SCHOOLS

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week that he wants to restrict students’ usage of smartphones during the school day, citing the mental health risks of social media.

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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW TO PROTECT THEIR KIDS
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KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW TO PROTECT THEIR KIDS

At what age should kids be on social media? Should they be on it at all? If they aren’t, will they be social pariahs? Should parents monitor their conversations? Do parental controls work? Navigating social media as a parent — not to mention a child — is not easy.

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JUDGE OVERSEEING NFL 'SUNDAY TICKET' TRIAL VOICES FRUSTRATIONS OVER THE CASE
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JUDGE OVERSEEING NFL 'SUNDAY TICKET' TRIAL VOICES FRUSTRATIONS OVER THE CASE

The federal judge presiding over the class-action lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers against the NFL voiced frustrations Tuesday with the way the plaintiffs’ attorneys have handled their side of the case.

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REFERS COMPLAINT ABOUT TIKTOK'S ADHERENCE TO CHILD PRIVACY LAW TO THE DOJ
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REFERS COMPLAINT ABOUT TIKTOK'S ADHERENCE TO CHILD PRIVACY LAW TO THE DOJ

The Federal Trade Commission has referred a complaint against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, to the Department of Justice.

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FISKER FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, THE ELECTRIC SECOND VEHICLE MAKER TO DO SO IN THE PAST YEAR
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FISKER FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, THE ELECTRIC SECOND VEHICLE MAKER TO DO SO IN THE PAST YEAR

Electric vehicle maker Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second electric startup to do so in the last year as even industry leaders struggle to lure more buyers beyond the early adapters of the technology.

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CALIFORNIA FINES AMAZON NEARLY $6M, ALLEGING ILLEGAL WORK QUOTAS AT 2 WAREHOUSES
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CALIFORNIA FINES AMAZON NEARLY $6M, ALLEGING ILLEGAL WORK QUOTAS AT 2 WAREHOUSES

California has fined Amazon a total of $5.9 million, alleging the e-commerce giant worked warehouse employees so hard that it put their safety at risk, officials said this week.

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AI STARTUP PERPLEXITY WANTS TO UPEND SEARCH BUSINESS.NEWS OUTLET FORBES SAYS IT'S RIPPING THEM OFF
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AI STARTUP PERPLEXITY WANTS TO UPEND SEARCH BUSINESS.NEWS OUTLET FORBES SAYS IT'S RIPPING THEM OFF

The artificial intelligence startup Perplexity AI has raised tens of millions of dollars from the likes of Jeff Bezos and other prominent tech investors for its mission to rival Google in the business of searching for information.

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AI EXPERIMENTATION IS HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD FOR LOW-PROFILE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
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AI EXPERIMENTATION IS HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD FOR LOW-PROFILE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

Adrian Perkins was running for reelection as the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, when he was surprised by a harsh campaign hit piece.

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BOEING CEO DEFENDS HIS SAFETY RECORD, SPARS WITH SENATORS AND APOLOGIZES TO CRASH VICTIMS RELATIVES
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BOEING CEO DEFENDS HIS SAFETY RECORD, SPARS WITH SENATORS AND APOLOGIZES TO CRASH VICTIMS RELATIVES

Boeing CEO David Calhoun defended the company’s safety record during a contentious Senate hearing this week, while lawmakers accused him of placing profits over safety, failing to protect whistleblowers, and even getting paid too much.

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OPENAI APPOINTS FORMER TOP US CYBERWARRIOR PAUL NAKASONE TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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OPENAI APPOINTS FORMER TOP US CYBERWARRIOR PAUL NAKASONE TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OpenAI has appointed a former top U.S. cyberwarrior and intelligence official to its board of directors, saying he will help protect the ChatGPT maker from “increasingly sophisticated bad actors.”

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APPLE KILLS OFF ITS BUY NOW, PAY LATER SERVICE BARELY A YEAR AFTER LAUNCH
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APPLE KILLS OFF ITS BUY NOW, PAY LATER SERVICE BARELY A YEAR AFTER LAUNCH

Apple is discontinuing its buy now, pay later service known as Apple Pay Later barely a year after its initial launch in the U.S., and will rely on companies who already dominate the industry like Affirm and Klarna.

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US CHIPMAKER ONSEMI WILL INVEST $2 BILLION IN A CHIP PRODUCTION FACILITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
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US CHIPMAKER ONSEMI WILL INVEST $2 BILLION IN A CHIP PRODUCTION FACILITY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

The U.S. chipmaker onsemi is planning a multiyear investment of up $2 billion in its production facility in the Czech Republic, the company and the Czech government said this week.

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Next Gen iOS 18: PERSONALIZATION & INTELLIGENCE ACROSS MULTIPLE FEATURES & APPS
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Next Gen iOS 18: PERSONALIZATION & INTELLIGENCE ACROSS MULTIPLE FEATURES & APPS

At this year’s WWDC, Apple introduced iOS 18, a significant update set to redefine the user experience on iPhone.

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NEW HOMEPOD COMING SOON? WHAT APPLE INTELLIGENCE MEANS FOR THE SMART SPEAKER'S FUTURE
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NEW HOMEPOD COMING SOON? WHAT APPLE INTELLIGENCE MEANS FOR THE SMART SPEAKER'S FUTURE

The highlight of this year’s WWDC was undoubtedly Apple Intelligence.

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NVIDIA'S STOCK MARKET VALUE TOPPED $3.3 TRILLION. HOW IT BECAME NO. 1 IN THE S&P 500, BY THE NUMBERS
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NVIDIA'S STOCK MARKET VALUE TOPPED $3.3 TRILLION. HOW IT BECAME NO. 1 IN THE S&P 500, BY THE NUMBERS

Nvidia’s startling ascent in the stock market reached another milestone this week as the chipmaker rose to become the most valuable company in the S&P 500.

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FACEBOOK OWNER META SEEKS TO TRAIN AI MODEL ON EUROPEAN DATA AS IT FACES PRIVACY CONCERNS
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FACEBOOK OWNER META SEEKS TO TRAIN AI MODEL ON EUROPEAN DATA AS IT FACES PRIVACY CONCERNS

Meta wants to use data from users in privacy-conscious Europe to train its artificial intelligence models, the social media giant said this week as it faces concerns about data protection while battling to keep up with rivals like OpenAl and Google.

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EUROPE WANTS AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLES FROM CHINA. BUT NOT AT THE COST OF ITS OWN AUTO INDUSTRY
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EUROPE WANTS AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLES FROM CHINA. BUT NOT AT THE COST OF ITS OWN AUTO INDUSTRY

The European Union moved this week to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and the Asian nation's burgeoning exports of green technology to the 27-nation bloc.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS' NEW CRISIS: THE NEED FOR BACKUP POWER
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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS' NEW CRISIS: THE NEED FOR BACKUP POWER

The 2017 Tubbs Fire, which killed 22 people and destroyed 5,600 buildings, was already a stressful time at Alliance Medical Center's clinic here, as workers who picked grapes in the nearby vineyards streamed into the nonprofit community health center with burns, symptoms of smoke inhalation, and other crises.

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DEMAND FOR FOOD DELIVERY HAS SKYROCKETED. SO HAVE COMPLAINTS ABOUT SOME DRIVERS
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DEMAND FOR FOOD DELIVERY HAS SKYROCKETED. SO HAVE COMPLAINTS ABOUT SOME DRIVERS

A soaring demand for food delivered fast has spawned small armies of couriers - and increasing alarm - in big cities where scooters, motorcycles and mopeds zip in and out of traffic and hop onto pedestrian-filled sidewalks as their drivers race to drop off salads and sandwiches.

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BILL FOR 'FOREVER CHEMICALS' MANUFACTURERS TO PAY NORTH CAROLINA WATER SYSTEMS ADVANCES
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BILL FOR 'FOREVER CHEMICALS' MANUFACTURERS TO PAY NORTH CAROLINA WATER SYSTEMS ADVANCES

North Carolina's top environmental regulator could order manufacturers of \"forever chemicals\" to help pay for water system cleanup upgrades whenever they are found responsible for discharges that contaminate drinking water beyond acceptable levels, under legislation advanced by a state House committee this week.

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NETFLIX'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS INCLUDES 'SECRET SAUCE' SPICED WITH SILICON VALLEY SAVVY
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NETFLIX'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS INCLUDES 'SECRET SAUCE' SPICED WITH SILICON VALLEY SAVVY

Although its video streaming service sparkles with a Hollywood sheen, Netflix still taps its roots in Silicon Valley to stay a step ahead of traditional TV and movie studios.

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'THE BOYS,' AMAZON'S HIT SUPERHERO SATIRE SHOW, WILL END WITH SEASON 5
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'THE BOYS,' AMAZON'S HIT SUPERHERO SATIRE SHOW, WILL END WITH SEASON 5

\"The Boys,\" Amazon Prime Video's epic superhero satire series, will end with its fifth season.

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BEST HYBRID SEDANS FOR UNDER $35,000
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BEST HYBRID SEDANS FOR UNDER $35,000

More than ever, buying a hybrid vehicle makes a lot of sense. The latest models are just as powerful ― in some cases, more powerful ― as related gas-only models and have such small price premiums that it's easy to start saving money while reducing your vehicle-based carbon emissions. But what to choose, especially when you're on a tight budget? Consider a hybrid sedan. Compared to an SUV, they typically get better mileage and have a lower starting price. Experts highlight six of the top new hybrid sedans on sale today for under $35,000. They are ordered below by price including the destination charge.

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IN WYOMING, BILL GATES MOVES AHEAD WITH NUCLEAR PROJECT AIMED AT REVOLUTIONIZING POWER GENERATION
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IN WYOMING, BILL GATES MOVES AHEAD WITH NUCLEAR PROJECT AIMED AT REVOLUTIONIZING POWER GENERATION

Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will \"revolutionize\" how power is generated.

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WWDC: APPLE PAY WILL HAVE MORE PAYMENT OPTIONS THIS FALL AND WILL ALSO WELCOME WINDOWS, CHROME USERS
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WWDC: APPLE PAY WILL HAVE MORE PAYMENT OPTIONS THIS FALL AND WILL ALSO WELCOME WINDOWS, CHROME USERS

Apple Inc. plans to add several new features to Apple Pay and Apple Wallet later this year that will more deeply integrate financing, rewards, and buy now, pay later options into the iPhone.

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WWDC: KEY NEW FEATURES COMING TO APPLE'S IOS18 THIS FALL
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WWDC: KEY NEW FEATURES COMING TO APPLE'S IOS18 THIS FALL

Apple announced a slew of new features for iOS 18 at Monday's developers conference event, many of which are designed to enhance the Siri assistant and bring artificial intelligence tools to iPhone users.

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