SELF-DRIVING CAR PIONEER WAYMO GETS $2.5B TO FUEL AMBITIONS
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Waymo, the self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google, isn’t allowing a recent wave of executive departures to detour its plans to expand its robotic taxi service.

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The Walt Disney Co. stands to benefit from more than a half billion dollars in tax breaks for building a new regional campus in Florida that promises to employ at least 2,000 professional employees who will be relocating from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development.

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DUTCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY FINES TIKTOK OVER PRIVACY

The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority said Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros ($885,000) for not offering a privacy statement in Dutch, saying many children who use the popular video sharing app would be unable to understand the information.

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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE FIXED AFTER MONTH OF NO SCIENCE

The Hubble Space Telescope should be back in action soon, following a tricky, remote repair job by NASA.

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French President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency cybersecurity meeting Thursday to weigh possible government action after reports that his cellphone and those of government ministers may have been targeted by spyware.

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SOUTHWEST, AMERICAN POST 2Q PROFITS AS AIR TRAVEL PICKS UP

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both posted second-quarter profits on Thursday thanks to generous federal pandemic relief that covers most of their labor costs.

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