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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns from 'Saturday Night Live,' other shows for $6.4M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages....

Is Amazon still a good buy? Big spending drives sales but major losses too, investors irked
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits....

Microsoft beats expectations as cloud business more than doubles, devices sales soar
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....

Google exec's supersonic freefall from near-space sets skydiving records, breaks sound barrier
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space....

Republican candidates seek safety from question of climate change by straddling the issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....

Facebook co-founder, CEO Zuckerberg thrills Chinese students with 30 minutes of Mandarin
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....

A royal tweet: Queen Elizabeth II removes glove, takes to an iPad to send her first tweet
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."...

California start up creates gun technology that tells dispatch how, when cop guns are fired
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired....

Whistleblower sees little change in South Korea 10 years after exposing cloning research fraud
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 sees third-quarter turn to profit as sales grow after sale of phone unit to Microsoft
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft....

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