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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google announced a lot of new bells and whistles Wednesday — several of which, it turns out, are already offered by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. These days, it's not unusual to find tech giants and their plucky startup rivals copying each other's tools and features —...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France. U.S. and European officials will discuss Wednesday, May 17, 2017, plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
May 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban — and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing. For days now, European Union officials have been hoping for details on the threat that prompted the proposed ban —...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 file photo, a Christie's employee displays The flawless heart-shaped Boehmer and Bassenge "La legende" diamond during a preview at the Christie's, in Geneva, Switzerland. A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The sale Wednesday, May 17, 2017 capped a two-day run of high-profile jewelry auctions in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to be auctioned off has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The 92-carat "La Legende" was the standout piece among some 250 jewels on the block at...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's sneak peek of services and gadgets (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Google is announcing a lot of bells and whistles Wednesday — but a good chunk of them are already being done by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. It's a common theme these...
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May 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A company known for selling business cards and other customized publishing products is planning a 125-person sales office in Rhode Island. Vistaprint Corporate Solutions President Don LeBlanc made the announcement Wednesday with Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh...
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May 17, 2017 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican committee chairman called on lawmakers Wednesday to turn the nation's air traffic control operations over to a new, non-profit corporation, saying no other infrastructure change has as much potential to improve travel for the average American flyer. President...
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May 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a California man accused in one of the biggest thefts of beehives on record. Authorities say the 51-year-old defendant from the Sacramento suburbs stole thousands of hives worth nearly $1 million from California's almond orchards...
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May 17, 2017 - 11:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford — facing heavy costs for new technology and slowing U.S. car sales — is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits and rescue its sagging stock price. The company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. The company says it will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. It expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O'Brien that runs through 2022. TBS and sister Turner network TNT plan to launch a total of six new series with stars such as Snoop Dogg, Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Moore. And TNT is working with filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a...
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