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El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele takes a selfie portrait during his addresses to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
September 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The way El Salvador's president sees it, he just snapped a selfie worth a thousand words at the U.N. General Assembly. Nayib Bukele opened his speech to the assembly Thursday by taking a cell-phone picture of himself at the podium — and casting the photo as a portrait of a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner speaks during a product announcement at his company's headquarters in San Francisco. LinkedIn wants users to step outside their professional silos to boost someone else’s career. Weiner on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, made a push to narrow a “network gap” that disadvantages people who don’t have access to strong professional or alumni networks. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 26, 2019 - 2:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — LinkedIn wants users to step outside their professional silos to boost someone else's career. The company pushed Thursday to narrow a "network gap" that disadvantages people who don't have access to strong professional or alumni networks. The service says it's not reversing its...
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September 26, 2019 - 3:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has launched mobile money, the ability to send and receive funds by phone, in an attempt to boost the economy after a five-year civil war killed almost 400,000 people. But many challenges need to be overcome before the practice becomes widespread, including high...
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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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Dave Limp, senior vice president for Amazon devices & services, talks about Echo Buds, the tech company's new wireless earbuds product, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, during an event in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 25, 2019 - 7:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants Alexa everywhere. The online shopping giant said Wednesday that it will soon start selling wireless earbuds, finger rings and prescription eyeglasses with its Alexa voice assistant built in. The goal: Get Alexa outside the home and wherever customers are. "You can have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas. Bloomberg announced Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 that his philanthropy is partnering with California on its project to launch a satellite tracking greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
September 25, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is teaming up with California to use satellites to track climate pollutants. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced its partnership with the state and the San Francisco Earth-imaging company Planet on Wednesday. It builds on former...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians' statements, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that's because such statements could be newsworthy — and that it doesn't want to act as a "referee" for political debates. The company works with third-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co., the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, says it plans to expand its remote monitoring services of seniors to 5 million from 1 million in five years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 25, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide 5 million seniors with health monitoring services,...
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FILE - This Oct. 26, 2009, file photo, shows the IAC building, InterActiveCorp owns Match Group, in New York. The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using fake love interest ads to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using fake love interest ads to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site Match.com The site lets people create profiles for free but you need to pay for a subscription to respond to messages. Match...
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September 25, 2019 - 9:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of eBay is stepping down as online retailer attempts to sell or spin off some of its major assets. CFO Scott Schenkel will become the interim chief executive as the company seeks a permanent replacement for CEO Devin Wenig. In March , eBay said it was considering the sale or...
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