Champaign cop's idea for 'safe zone' for web-sale exchanges now a reality

CHAMPAIGN — After seeing people ripped off a few times during the exchange of property from online sales, Champaign police Officer Brian Ahsell thought there had to be a better way.

Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

LONDON (AP) — Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the internet giant's Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance's dashboard media systems.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday that it's entering into a technology partnership with Google to embed Android-based next-generation infotainment systems into millions of cars starting in 2021.

Ferrari unveils wide-ranging new plans

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari is going back to its roots.

The company's new CEO Louis Camilleri unveiled Tuesday a new business plan that revives iconic models and embeds them with Formula 1 technology.

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads.

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees.

The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers.

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie.

Frasca International lands biggest-ever contract for Navy helicopter simulators

URBANA — In its 60th year, Frasca International has landed the largest contract in company history.

Over the next two years, the Urbana-based flight-simulation company will build 10 helicopter simulators for pilots training at a Naval air station in Florida.

Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by U.S.

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, according to news reports Monday.

North Champaign Wendy's closed temporarily for maintenance

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CHAMPAIGN — During Monday's heat wave, customers craving a cool Frosty from Wendy's had one fewer place to turn as the store on North Prospect Avenue was closed for maintenance.

Report finds Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Salaries on Wall Street rose last year to their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report issued Monday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The report puts the average salary in New York City's securities industry in 2017 at $422,500, a 13 percent increase over the year before the highest since 2008.