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  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

    A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. The Veldhoven, Netherlands-based company, a bellwether for the semiconductor industry, Wednesday...

  • San Francisco considers ending rental ban

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported. Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday...

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone...

  • Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services. Intel Corp. is the world's largest maker of microprocessors,...

  • Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. The positive signs in the Yahoo's first-quarter report overshadowed a 20 percent decline in the...

  • New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital. The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in southern California, largely driven by paper and ink. The unconventional effort...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan 2 Monument Valley, ustwo 3 R.B.I. Baseball 14, MLB.com 4 Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB 5 Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 6 Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7 Facetune,...

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality...

  • How many times have the cops photographed your license plate?

    Local police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. They could have the same information — or more — about you.

  • Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers. Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that Gnip has already played a "crucial...

  • ND workers' comp sues over failed computer project

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul. Workforce Safety and Insurance hired Aon eSolutions in 2007 for a software system upgrade. The work was to cost $14 million but was plagued by...

  • Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

    LONDON (AP) — A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ. Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday that Robert Hannigan will take over the organization, whose covert activities were exposed by leaks from...

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.

  • Andy Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal. Andy Coulson...



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