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Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

By Ken Sweet | Mar 24
Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.

Wal-Mart Launches Incubator Lab to House Startups

Wal-Mart Launches Incubator Lab to House Startups

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Mar 24
Wal-Mart is launching an incubator lab focused on projects in robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence as it aims to compete more aggressively with Amazon.

Viral Video Imagines Elmo Getting Fired Over PBS Budget Cuts

Viral Video Imagines Elmo Getting Fired Over PBS Budget Cuts

Mar 23
A viral online video imagines lovable "Sesame Street" character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim of Fleeing Doctors Rings False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim of Fleeing Doctors Rings False

By Jim Drinkard | Mar 23
Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's unsupported by the data.

AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

AP Exclusive: Manafort Had Plan to Benefit Putin Government

By Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day | Mar 22
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government.

President of Embattled Uber Leaves After 6 Months on Job

President of Embattled Uber Leaves After 6 Months on Job

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Mar 22
Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.

No Opioids, Please: Clearing the Way to Refuse Prescriptions

No Opioids, Please: Clearing the Way to Refuse Prescriptions

By Susan Haigh | Mar 22
The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers.

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

Telecom Policy Tilts in Favor of Industry Under Trump's FCC

Telecom Policy Tilts in Favor of Industry Under Trump's FCC

By Tali Arbel | Mar 21
Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as newly installed federal regulators begin chipping away at hard-fought protections on privacy and competition.

Trump Foreign Aid Cuts Counter Global Development Goals: EU

Trump Foreign Aid Cuts Counter Global Development Goals: EU

By Elias Meseret | Mar 20
President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the global development goals the United States committed to in 2015, the European Union's international development chief warned Friday.

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