Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral
Even as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency.
Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of Iran
An international agency that monitors terrorism financing has announced tough new financial scrutiny for Iran and added seven countries to a watch list.
Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses
Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, says it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.
Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigations into a long-running practice whereby company employees opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals.
Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight
Deere is reporting a surprisingly strong first quarter after an extended period in which the tractor maker was bruised by the ongoing trade war between the United States and China.
For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions
A private equity firm has unveiled what it calls legally binding commitments designed to ease concerns that its proposed $1.1 billion private takeover of the dot-org domain-setting registry would lead to price gouging and censorship.
Stocks sink, Treasury prices soar as investors seek safety
Stocks are opening lower again on Wall Street, putting the market on track for a weekly loss after two weeks of gains.
Fed officials downplay virus even as markets see rate cuts
When Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, should that influence the Fed's decisions.
China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce
China has suspended more punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. imports following a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth.
Unscripted 'Friends' reunion special to launch with HBO Max
WarnerMedia's new streaming service will debut with some extra “Friends.”.
Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died
The Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died.
US expert says 5G tiff could affect information exchanges
The top U.S. diplomat for cyber security policy says he welcomes European Union moves toward recognizing the risks at stake in 5G technology, but warned that the U.S. will not be able to share top-level information with countries that choose “untrusted” vendors, such as China’s Huawei.
New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data
New Mexico is suing Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.
CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos
ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET.
Google updates terms in plain language after EU scrutiny
Google is updating its terms of service to make them easier to understand.
EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks
The European Union is unveiling proposals to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the emerging technology.
US home sales fell 1.3% in January
U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago.
Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker
Former Iowa governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been hired to monitor Purdue Pharma as the OxyContin maker goes through bankruptcy.
Trump signals he's prepared to give farmers more federal aid
President Donald Trump is signaling that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.