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Lawmakers stand to approve a law on "integrated resorts" at the parliament's lower house in Tokyo early Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Japan's parliament approved the law that is the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the wealthy nation. (Yoshinobu Shimizu/Kyodo News via AP)
December 14, 2016 - 8:46 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament approved Thursday a law on "integrated resorts" that is the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the wealthy nation. Supporters of the casino legislation say it would enhance Japan's allure as a tourism destination and draw in wealthier travelers...
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Trader John Romolo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates on the back of a strengthening job market and increased its forecast for rate hikes next year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 14, 2016 - 8:09 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Share benchmarks in Asia are seeing moderate losses early Thursday, after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates overnight. The quarter percentage point rate increase, the second in a decade, was widely expected although investors were surprised to see the Fed project three more...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco - a move likely to both excite the city’s tech-savvy population and spark a conflict with California regulators. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, launch in Uber’s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 14, 2016 - 7:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators told the ride-hailing company to stop and said it could face legal action if it does not get a state permit. Uber started a public pilot program in the morning,...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco - a move likely to both excite the city’s tech-savvy population and spark a conflict with California regulators. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, launch in Uber’s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 14, 2016 - 7:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hours after Uber began offering people in San Francisco rides in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators told the ride-hailing company to stop and said it could face legal action if it does not get a state permit. Uber started a public pilot program in the morning,...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo shows a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Yahoo said it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 14, 2016 - 7:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company's own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more...
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December 14, 2016 - 5:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Uber's launch of self-driving cars in San Francisco (all times local): 3:50 p.m. California regulators ordered Uber to stop its newly launched self-driving car service in San Francisco until it gets a state permit. Uber started a public pilot program Wednesday...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, center, listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 14, 2016 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is "here to help you folks do well." Trump, still savoring his election victory, convened...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo shows Exxon Mobil's Billings Refinery in Billings, Mont. Exxon Mobil promotes longtime insider Darren Woods to replace Rex Tillerson as CEO. The vacancy was created when President-elect Donald Trump announced he will nominate Tillerson to become secretary of state. Analysts expect that change in the top office won’t alter Exxon’s strategy or operations. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
December 14, 2016 - 5:21 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. will promote insider Darren Woods to chairman and CEO, replacing Rex Tillerson, who is leaving the oil giant after President-elect Donald Trump picked him to become secretary of state. Woods, 51, has been with Exxon for nearly a quarter-century. He rose through Exxon...
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This Nov 9, 2011 photo provided by CorePower Yoga shows the yoga franchise founder Trevor Tice at the company's studio in San Diego. Authorities are investigating the death of Tice, who was found dead at his home in San Diego Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Police said they received a call for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found the 48-year-old Tice dead inside. Officials did not give a cause of death. Homicide detectives are investigating. (CorePower Yoga via AP)
December 14, 2016 - 5:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities were investigating the death of Trevor Tice, founder of the growing CorePower Yoga franchise, who was found dead at his home in San Diego. Police said they received a call Monday for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers...
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This Nov 9, 2011 photo provided by CorePower Yoga shows the yoga franchise founder Trevor Tice at the company's studio in San Diego. Authorities are investigating the death of Tice, who was found dead at his home in San Diego Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Police said they received a call for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found the 48-year-old Tice dead inside. Officials did not give a cause of death. Homicide detectives are investigating. (CorePower Yoga via AP)
December 14, 2016 - 5:05 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities were investigating the death of Trevor Tice, founder of the growing CorePower Yoga franchise, who was found dead at his home in San Diego. Police said they received a call Monday for a welfare check at a house in the city's Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. When officers...
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