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T-Mobile-Sprint deal gets key endorsement from FCC chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval.

Ford cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10 percent of its global salaried workforce.

Huawei faces loss of some Google services after U.S. ban

BEIJING (AP) — Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support.

Rich Warren | Comcast store can offer advice on picture quality

Seeing is believing, while numbers can lie. What you see is what you get. A month ago, I advised readers to buy a new TV, since current 4K models look so much better than TVs from a decade ago, while costing less. A reader disputed my rosy recommendation:

Upon further reflection, no lights needed for new highway signs

CHAMPAIGN — The company that makes Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes also makes a new reflective sheeting that's being installed on new highway signs around town.

Minnesota-based 3M makes the new sheeting, which a company out of Arkansas uses to make the new signs that contractors have been installing the past couple weeks along highways that run through Champaign-Urbana.

Amazon takes top stake in food delivery firm Deliveroo

LONDON (AP) — Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its global reach into food retailing.

Deliveroo said Friday that it raised $575 million from a number of investors led by Amazon. Amazon will become Deliveroo's largest investor, though it did not disclose how much Amazon put in or how large a stake it acquired.

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.

U.S., European officials bring charges in global malware case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday.

Huawei hit by U.S. export controls, potential import ban

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.

Judge: Use of GPS data in robbery case unconstitutional

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that suburban Chicago police violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches by accessing weeks of GPS data indicating a suspect's car had been outside a jewelry store when it was robbed.

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