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Google announced two new steps to protect user privacy — moving to scrub personal medical records from search results and halting its long-standing policy of scanning emails to deliver targeted ads. Previously, Google surveyed the contents of emails to provide personalized ads to users of its free...

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  • L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin striking

    L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin striking

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    Tech giants surge again, lifting stocks to record highs

    Apple and other big-name technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday and helped drive U.S. indexes once again to record heights. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8%, to 2,453.46 and surpassed its old record, set nearly a week ago, by half a percent. The Dow Jones...

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    Google steps up its fight against extremist and inflammatory videos

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  • Elizabeth Warren calls on Fed to remove Wells Fargo board members over accounts scandal

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