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Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace....

Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent....

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese....

Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."...

California startup unveils gun technology for cops
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired....

Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero....

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft....

US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S....

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online....

Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service....

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