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    Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

    It’s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be. The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh....

  • Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors

    Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors

    These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors. The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4-billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company...

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    Stock rally sputters after vote on healthcare bill is delayed

    U.S. stock indexes gave up an early rally and ended mostly lower Thursday after Republicans delayed a vote on their healthcare bill and left investors concerned about delays for President Trump's business-friendly agenda. The Dow Jones industrial average was up as much as 96 points just before...

  • Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Hollywood goes high-def

    Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Hollywood goes high-def

    Less than four months after Universal Studios Hollywood removed the 3-D feature from its Harry Potter flying simulator ride, the park has upgraded the attraction to include high-definition images of fire-breathing dragons, enchanted trees and evil flying creatures. The images shown during Harry...

  • Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

    Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

    Costa Mesa credit bureau Experian will pay a $3-million fine to settle a federal regulator’s claims that the firm sold credit scores that were of little or no use to consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the fine and settlement Thursday. The CFPB’s allegations against Experian...

  • AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    Thousands of AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went back to work Thursday, ending a one-day strike after their union and the Dallas telecommunications giant reached a truce. An estimated 17,000 union members had gone on strike early Wednesday over a grievance about increased responsibilities...

  • Olympus' redesigned scope is linked to infection outbreak

    Olympus' redesigned scope is linked to infection outbreak

    Doctors have tied a superbug outbreak at a foreign health facility to a medical scope that Olympus modified last year in an attempt to reduce its risk of spreading bacteria between patients. Five patients treated with the modified device tested positive for the same potentially deadly bacteria,...

  • Bebe is closing all its stores and focusing online, report says

    Bebe is closing all its stores and focusing online, report says

    Bebe Stores Inc., a mall retailer whose velour tracksuits were once ubiquitous fashion staples, is reportedly closing all its stores and focusing on its online business. The Brisbane, Calif., company is trying to shut about 170 stores and avoid bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg, which cited unnamed...

  • Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019

    Virgin America will disappear into Alaska Airlines in 2019

    Virgin America, the California-based carrier with the blue mood lighting and high-tech entertainment system, will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019 as Alaska strives to become the West Coast’s dominant airline. Only three months after Alaska Airlines’ parent company completed...

  • AT&T, Verizon and other advertisers flee Google over offensive YouTube videos

    AT&T, Verizon and other advertisers flee Google over offensive YouTube videos

    Google’s advertising machine is under siege. Two of the nation’s biggest ad buyers and several other major companies announced Wednesday their intention to halt or reduce deals with Google over concerns that the search-engine giant had failed to protect their brands from being intertwined with...

  • Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global movie box office revenue growth slowed last year as international receipts declined for the first time in 12 years, reflecting a cooling in China’s once-red-hot film market, according to a new report. The total worldwide box office rose 1% to a record $38.6 billion in ticket sales last year,...

  • Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Pocketwatch, a new entertainment company led by former Disney and Nickelodeon executives, aims to be the children’s media headquarters of the 21st century. The Culver City company, whose content will target 2- to 11-year-olds, debuted this month and announced Wednesday that it had raised $6 million...

  • 'Power Rangers' won't topple 'Beauty and the Beast' at the box office

    'Power Rangers' won't topple 'Beauty and the Beast' at the box office

    In 1993, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” became an overnight television phenomenon. It spawned a seemingly endless string of toys, goofy follow-up seasons (“Power Rangers Jungle Fury”) and a generation of kids who imitated the show’s karate moves. Twenty-four years later, Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment...

  • Andy Puzder is stepping down as CEO of Carl's Jr. parent firm CKE

    Andy Puzder is stepping down as CEO of Carl's Jr. parent firm CKE

    Fast-food executive Andy Puzder, whose bid to become Labor secretary collapsed last month, is stepping down as chief executive of Carl’s Jr. parent CKE Restaurants. Taking over the reins at CKE will be Jason Marker, a fast-food veteran who has served as president of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Marker...

  • Loans with triple-digit APRs? No more, under California assemblyman's proposal

    Loans with triple-digit APRs? No more, under California assemblyman's proposal

    In California lending law, $2,500 is a vital number. Lenders who make loans of less than that amount are limited in the amount of interest they can charge. Lenders who make loans of $2,500 and up, though, can charge whatever the market will bear. In 2015, more than half of all loans between $2,500...

  • What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

    What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

    Travelers from several Muslim-majority countries found out Tuesday that they won’t be allowed to bring most electronic devices into the cabin on direct flights to Britain, which issued a directive similar to the one sent Monday by U.S. officials to nine foreign airlines. U.S. and British authorities...

  • Stocks have their worst day of the year

    Stocks have their worst day of the year

    U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a healthcare bill backed by President Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred by lower taxes and cuts in regulations. Banks plunged as bond yields continued to...

  • Uber, trying to leave troubles behind, backs its CEO and pledges more diversity efforts

    Uber, trying to leave troubles behind, backs its CEO and pledges more diversity efforts

    After a spate of turbulence, ride-hailing giant Uber made a point Tuesday of reaffirming its loyalty to Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and its commitment to having an inclusive workplace. “It’s clear both Uber and the whole ride-sharing industry would not be where we are today without Travis,”...

  • Apple announces red iPhones and a new, cheaper iPad

    Apple announces red iPhones and a new, cheaper iPad

    Apple Inc. announced a new, cheaper iPad and Product Red special editions of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus early Tuesday. All three products will be available to order online and in stores beginning Friday, it said. Apple’s new iPad, a refresh of its iPad Air 2, boasts a 9.7-inch Retina display,...

  • Wells Fargo customers continue to shy away from the bank amid fallout from its accounts scandal

    Wells Fargo customers continue to shy away from the bank amid fallout from its accounts scandal

    Wells Fargo is still seeing fewer people at its bank branches as well as a decline in checking-account openings as the scandal over its sales practices takes its toll. But there is a silver lining for the bank: Its February numbers are up from December lows. Wells Fargo said Monday that customers...

  • Snap stock rises after an analyst issues a 'buy' rating for the first time

    Snap stock rises after an analyst issues a 'buy' rating for the first time

    Snap Inc.’s stock rose Monday after receiving its first “buy” rating from a Wall Street analyst, providing some relief from a downward trend. Trading in the company behind the Snapchat app began with a bang March 2. When the shares hit the New York Stock Exchange that day, they opened at $24, more...

  • Spring air travel expected to set new record

    Spring air travel expected to set new record

    The nation’s airlines expect to set a new record for spring travel this year, with nearly 145 million travelers taking to the air. The projected number of spring travelers is a 4% increase over the nearly 140 million passengers who flew last year between March 1 and April 30 on U.S.-based airlines,...

  • Tesla to drop cheapest Model S, the 60 and 60D, from lineup

    Tesla to drop cheapest Model S, the 60 and 60D, from lineup

    Tesla is dropping the low end of its luxury Model S product lineup, months before the planned introduction of the less expensive Model 3. The electric-powered Model S sedan ranges in price from $64,000 to $128,000. The higher the price, the more powerful the battery pack. The soon-to-be discontinued...

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    FCC chief says media aren't the enemy of the people. He dodged the question earlier

    The news media are not the enemy of the American people, the new head of the Federal Communications Commission said after dodging the question at a Senate hearing this month. “A free media is vital to our democracy,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote last week to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who released...

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