• Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

    In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by from left, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, talks to media in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. Donilon, and Palmisano, are being appointed as the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. A national commission is delivering urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the worst hacking of U.S. government systems in history and the Obama administration accusing Russia of meddling in the U.S. presidential election by hacking Democrats.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject — weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

  • Dow reaches record as rising oil pulls stocks mostly higher

    In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. More gains in Goldman Sachs and Chevron helped pull the Dow Jones industrial average to another record high even as other indexes were flat to lower in early trading Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip banking and oil stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

  • Olympic hero Michael Phelps looks to dip his toes in tech

    In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, photo, former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps poses for a portrait while attending the Quickbooks Connect conference as a featured speaker in San Jose, Calif. Phelps is looking for his next golden opportunity in business after retiring from his sport as the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He thinks he might find it in Silicon Valley, joining a growing list of athletes and entertainers trying to build upon their fortunes in a technology-driven area teeming with geeky millionaires. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley’s investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

  • Aaron Hernandez sues over hacked jailhouse phone calls

    BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has sued a company after some of his jailhouse phone calls were apparently listened to by an unknown person.

  • Elaine Chao’s record suggests skepticism on new safety regs

    In this July 17, 2016 file photo, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., check out the stage during preparation for the Republican National Convention inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao to become transportation secretary, according to a Trump source.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible.

  • First Data: Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales up 9 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers put in a strong showing on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

  • The Latest: Governor orders evacuation of protest camp

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):

  • DirecTV wants to be the next online substitute for cable

    In this Monday, May 19, 2014, file photo, traders gather at the post that handles AT&T on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they don’t have many users yet. AT&T’s DirecTV hopes to change that. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they haven’t attracted many users yet. AT&T’s DirecTV hopes to change that with a new service announced Monday.

  • Chevy Bolt isn’t stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality

    In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, the Chevrolet Bolt EV debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. What General Motors wants consumers to see in the Bolt is the electric car that will cater to their everyday needs: commuting, shopping, transporting children and gear, all on one charge of its battery. It's the first electric car to get more than 200 miles per charge and fit most buyers' budgets. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    DETROIT (AP) — The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word.

  • Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5

    A sculpture stands at an encampment where protesters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline have been gathered for months, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Protest organizers said that they have a right to stay on the land. Their statement comes a day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told they would have to leave by Dec. 5. (AP Photos/James MacPherson)

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they’ve been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribes including the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access project because they fear it will harm drinking water and cultural sites. Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe.