• After security scandal, a tech firm says it's changing focus

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads — and hackers. Facing lawsuits and an industry crackdown,...

  • GoPro gets real ... virtually real

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action video camera market and its entry into the fast-growing field of drones and...

  • Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller...

  • Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional...

  • Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition. The regulations "will be crushing to our thousands of drivers," Michael Allegretti, New York head of...

  • Automakers, gov't reveal models in expanded Takata recall

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Car owners are beginning to find out if their cars or trucks are included in a big expansion of a recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Automakers, as well as Canadian and U.S. safety regulators, are posting documents that spell out the vehicles being recalled to...

  • Analyst says GM may consider merger or big partnership

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors may need to consider big strategic changes like a merger or partnership with a competitor, a Morgan Stanley analyst said Thursday. Analyst Adam Jonas noted that GM is returning lot of cash to shareholders, but its stock has made only small gains this...

  • Abercrombie posts bigger loss, but expects sales to improve

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch, which is the midst of overhauling its racy image, said it expects sales to improve in the next year. The teen retailer's shares rose more than 13 percent Thursday even though its first-quarter earnings and revenue missed Wall Street...

  • Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. The proposal would affect...

  • Rebates drive grass removal frenzy during California drought

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers. In Southern California in particular, things are poised to get even better for an industry that...

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