Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES ITS NEW TIKTOK CLONE, INSTAGRAM REELS

Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok - Instagram Reels.

IDAHO GOVERNOR TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION DUE TO COVID-19

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he'll call a special session in late August due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 
 
 
Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

VIRUS AID: WHERE THINGS STAND IN HIGH-LEVEL WASHINGTON TALKS

WASHINGTON - After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a...

The Latest: Spain's virus cases rise since easing lockdown

THE LATEST: SPAIN'S VIRUS CASES RISE SINCE EASING LOCKDOWN

MADRID - The number of new daily coronavirus infections in Spain continues increased to 1,772 cases on Wednesday.

 
 
 
Correction: Virus Outbreak-Struggling Zoos story

CORRECTION: VIRUS OUTBREAK-STRUGGLING ZOOS STORY

SAN FRANCISCO - In a story August 1, 2020, about zoos struggling financially because of the pandemic, The Associated Press erroneously...

MONTANA COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT STARTS PARTIAL DEMOLITION

BILLINGS, Mont. - One of Montana's largest coal-fired power plants has begun part of its demolition.

 
 
 
Services sector index increases to 17-month high in July

SERVICES SECTOR INDEX INCREASES TO 17-MONTH HIGH IN JULY

WASHINGTON - Activity in the services sector, where most Americans work, hit a 17-month high in July but economists fear that may be...

Buffett's firm has bought $2.1B of Bank of America stock

BUFFETT'S FIRM HAS BOUGHT $2.1B OF BANK OF AMERICA STOCK

OMAHA, Neb. - Warren Buffett's company has bought $2.1 billion of Bank of America stock over the past three weeks after the latest...

 
 
 
If you're in love with Trader Joe's, its stances can also break your heart

IF YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH TRADER JOE'S, ITS STANCES CAN ALSO BREAK YOUR HEART

Grocery chain Trader Joe's has built a devoted following that other brands might only dream of. It has a podcast. It prints an old-timey...

CAESARSTONE: 2Q EARNINGS SNAPSHOT

MP MENASHE, Israel - CaesarStone Sdot-Yam Ltd. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $5.9 million, after reporting a profit...

 
 
 

FRP HOLDINGS: 2Q EARNINGS SNAPSHOT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - FRP Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.1 million.

Ex-Google engineer Levandowski's jump to Uber ends in prison

EX-GOOGLE ENGINEER LEVANDOWSKI'S JUMP TO UBER ENDS IN PRISON

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski was ordered to spend 18 months prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he...

 
 
 

THERANOS: FEDS THROW MOLOTOV COCKTAIL CASE AT ELIZABETH HOLMES OVER GRAND JURY REQUEST

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Federal prosecutors fighting Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes's request for access to grand jury records invoked...

The Latest: High demand for virus tests in South Carolina

THE LATEST: HIGH DEMAND FOR VIRUS TESTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In South Carolina, hospitals and the state health department say demand for coronavirus testing remains high even...

 
 
 

ALLETE: 2Q EARNINGS SNAPSHOT

DULUTH, Minn. - Allete Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $2.3 million.

AC IMMUNE: 2Q EARNINGS SNAPSHOT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - AC Immune SA on Wednesday reported a loss of $16.3 million in its second quarter.

 
 
 
Tech Q&A: How to prevent, and fix, a balky external drive

TECH Q&A: HOW TO PREVENT, AND FIX, A BALKY EXTERNAL DRIVE

Q: Last year, the Western Digital external hard drive for my Windows 8.1 PC stopped working. I bought another Western Digital external...

TRUMP'S BID TO FORCE TIKTOK SALE FOLLOWS WELL-TROD LEGAL PATH

President Donald Trump's push for the sale of TikTok to a U.S. company marks a major escalation in his battle to keep data on American...

 
 
 

GRAINS MIXED, LIVESTOCK MIXED

\CHICAGO - Grain futures were lowerd on Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept. delivery lost 8.60...

OPPONENTS OF UTILITY PROJECTS ALLEGE BIAS BY EX-REGULATOR

MADISON, Wis. - A former state regulator applied to become CEO of one of Wisconsin's largest utility companies just months after voting...

 
 
 



See the pitch deck that helped WorkPatterns raise $2.8 million in seed...

See the pitch deck that helped WorkPatterns raise $2.8 million in seed funding before the pandemic began, and predicted many challenges remote managers are now facing

WorkPatterns, a startup that offers software to standardize remote management strategies , raised $2.8 million in seed funding led by Javelin Venture Partners and Founders... Read more ...

Square surges 16% after reporting quarterly earnings showing a 64% jump in...

Square surges 16% after reporting quarterly earnings showing a 64% jump in revenue

Square released its second quarter earnings results on Tuesday, a day early, after Bloomberg News reported the numbers. The company reported a 64% jump in revenue and a 167%... Read more ...

The Galaxy Tab S7 will bring 5G to Samsung's tablet line

The Galaxy Tab S7 will bring 5G to Samsung's tablet line

Samsung's going all in on 5G. The company was an early adopter for the next-gen wireless technology and has just offered it across the newly announce Galaxy Note 20. Turns out... Read more ...

The CEO of this $4.3 billion AI-backed analytics firm explains why voice and...

The CEO of this $4.3 billion AI-backed analytics firm explains why voice and video is now key to efforts at top businesses like Macy's, Sephora, and Marriott to build 'digital twins' of customers and employees

The coronavirus decimated the retail industry's ability to gather data on their customers, including their purchasing habits. Not having that kind of data can hamper a... Read more ...

ISM Services Index increased to 58.1% in July, Employment Index Declined

ISM Services Index increased to 58.1% in July, Employment Index Declined

The July ISM Services index was at 58.1%, up from 57.1% in June. The employment index decreased to 42.1%, from 43.1%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50... Read more ...

US companies added 167,000 in July, badly missing economist forecasts, ADP says

US companies added 167,000 in July, badly missing economist forecasts, ADP says

US private payrolls rose 167,000 in July, a Wednesday report from ADP showed . Economists had expected that private payrolls would rise by 1.2 million in July. The report is a... Read more ...

The US just struck a deal for 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine...

The US just struck a deal for 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson have entered into an agreement with the U.S. government to provide 100 million doses of its experimental coronavirus vaccine, with the option of 200 million... Read more ...

'Nothing Feels Tangible': Virtual Is New Reality For Grads Starting New Jobs

'Nothing Feels Tangible': Virtual Is New Reality For Grads Starting New Jobs

Job postings for entry-level positions popular with new college grads fell by 73%, compared with before COVID-19 hit. And for the class of 2020 who have landed jobs it's often... Read more ...

Oil jumps 4% to the highest in 5 months after the EIA reports an inventory drop

Oil jumps 4% to the highest in 5 months after the EIA reports an inventory drop

Oil prices rose Wednesday to the highest level since March after the Energy Information Administration reported that crude inventories fell last week by 7.4 million, more than... Read more ...

Ford's new CEO named Amazon, Apple, and Tesla - not GM - as his key rivals...

Ford's new CEO named Amazon, Apple, and Tesla - not GM - as his key rivals. Industry experts say he's exactly right

Jim Farley, Ford's current COO and incoming CEO, didn't mention General Motors or Fiat Chrysler when discussing Ford's competition during a Tuesday conference call. "We know... Read more ...