NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages....
Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits....
Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent....
Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space....
GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....
Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese....
Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."...
California startup unveils gun technology for cops
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired....
Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero....
Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft....
Pope Francis has allowed the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to be rented out for Porsche to entertain 40 high-paying tourists. It's the first time the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a corporate function. A spokesman for the Vatican Museums said firms such as Porsche would be asked to make a donation for the use of the chapel, with the money passed on to Roman Catholic charities of the Pope's choice. He said the Vatican would limit the number of visitors allowed inside the chapel amid fears that Michelangelo's frescoes are being damaged by the breath and sweat of so many tourists.
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