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  • AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government’s latest airwaves auction. The additional airwaves, or spectrum, will allow wireless…

  • US to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed on Friday to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group. The department on Thursday…

  • Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they’d found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim. New data show that their cosmic observations no longer…

  • Obama orders stricter flood standards for federal projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding flooding that scientists say could worsen because of climate change. The White House says the…

  • Jay-Z business makes bid for Aspiro music streaming company

    NEW YORK (AP) — A business controlled by rapper Jay-Z has made a $56 million offer to buy the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro. Project Panther Bidco Ltd. has offered 1.05 Swedish kroner (13 cents)…

  • BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins

    BERLIN (AP) — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models…

  • How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader’s digital ad prices and the company’s expensive investments in far-out technology…

  • Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant’s stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here’s a closer look at what investors applauded and hope…

  • Va. middle school students participating in NASA challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Virginia Department of Education says the state is one of ten…

  • Apps to save you money at the grocery store

    WASHINGTON — Some people dread it, others do it sporadically:  grocery shopping. And while you probably have your store and your routine, there are ways you can save money. Before you grab your bags and the…

  • NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems. The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for…

  • Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter’s computer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer. Attkisson, who has said her personal computer…

  • Most of Hawaii’s coral recover from mass bleaching

    HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii’s corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching…

  • Google’s 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts’ earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn’t pouring so much money into far-flung…

  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. Scientists are…