• In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, a Samsung Galaxy S5 is demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers’ permission before using or sharing much of their data. The Federal Communications Commission’s measure was scaled back from a previous proposal but was still criticized by the advertising, telecommunications and cable industries. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    Online privacy may be boosted by new FCC data rules

    NEW YORK (AP) — New privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking.

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.

  • Ducks recall G Dustin Tokarski after Bernier injury

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from their AHL affiliate in San Diego on Wednesday.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, photo, Susan Martin looks over an invitation to a seminar on flipping homes, featuring a cover photo of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, from HGTV's "Flip Or Flop," at her home in Chico, Calif. Martin attended a seminar sponsored by Zurixx LLC, a Utah-based education company, expecting to see reality TV stars Andy and Candis Meredith of "Old Home Love," a show that aired on HGTV and its sister channel the DIY Network. Martin and others say they attend the events to learn about flipping homes from reality stars like the Meredith's or the El Moussa's only to find that the stars don't appear and they are asked to spend thousands of dollars to attend more classes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Some buyers call classes by ‘Flip or Flop’ stars misleading

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Doug Stephens, the free event seemed like a good way to learn how to flip homes. An online ad for the December gathering sported pictures of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” who buy rundown homes, renovate them and try to sell them for a profit. Stephens watched “Flip or Flop” regularly, along with 2.8 million other Americans, so he went.

  • In this Aug. 3, 2016 photo, Hyundai Card CEO Ted Chung speaks during an interview at his office in Seoul, South Korea. Chung, 56, is a maverick among South Korea’s aloof, conservative business elites, whose corporate empires, or chaebol, dominate Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Chung is changing his company’s culture as he pushes digital advances he says are vital for its survival. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Old ways are out as Hyundai Card bets on digital technology

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Card CEO Ted Chung is a maverick among the aloof, conservative business elites whose rigidly hierarchical corporate empires, or chaebol, dominate South Korea’s economy.

  • This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. Stocks opened slightly lower on Wall Street, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, as some companies issue disappointing earnings and forecasts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Stocks mostly lower as earnings hit consumer companies

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell broadly in Asia on Wednesday after a gloomy session on Wall Street, where shares of household names like appliance maker Whirlpool and athletic apparel maker Under Armour suffered their worst declines in years. Weaker oil prices also cast a pall.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the United States, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Despite thousands of mailed notices and warnings of grave danger, since June 2016, Honda is still struggling to fix 300,000 cars with super-dangerous Takata air bag inflators inside their steering wheels. Nelson says Honda should do more. “No responsible automaker should be so slow in repairing defective vehicles where there’s up to a 50 percent chance a driver could be killed or seriously injured if an air bag deploys,” he said in a statement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired

    DETROIT (AP) — Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death.

  • This photo shows Dyn, a New Hampshire internet service company, in the old mill section of the city, Friday Oct. 21, 2016 in Manchester, N.H. Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The White House described the disruption as malicious.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week’s

    NEW YORK (AP) — A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed to harness the power of ordinary consumer devices.

  • In this July 18, 2010, file photo, a TD Ameritrade logo is displayed on the office in Omaha, Neb. Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade Financial Services Inc., announced Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4 billion, which will help bolster its retail business and more than quadruple the size of its branch network. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.

  • In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, the new 2017 Buick Encore is displayed during a media preview in New York, as part of the New York International Auto Show. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports’ latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology. Audi and Kia rounded out the top five brands. Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram, all owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, were the worst performers. Electric car maker Tesla Motors also fared poorly. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Lexus, Toyota and Buick top new auto reliability survey

    DETROIT (AP) — Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports’ latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.