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As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now....

Twitter still struggling to grow as rivals race ahead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service....

'Anything's possible' _ Obama points to Russia on DNC hack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach....

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles....

Key numbers in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal
Some key numbers related to Volkswagen's admission that it programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests:...

Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries....

Japan poised to pump up sluggish growth with new stimulus
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's government and central bank appear to be readying a fresh dose of economic stimulus to help revive stalling growth....

Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed statement
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement, as strong U.S. economic data raised questions over the likely course for interest rates....

Apple supplier LG Display puts $1.8B into flexible displays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- LG Display Co., a supplier of Apple's iPhone screens, said Wednesday that it will invest 1.99 trillion won ($1.75 billion) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, in a sign that more high-end smartphone makers may adopt flexible screens in the near future....

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