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Stocks end the week on a high note, propelled by tech shares

March 16, 2019 |

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose Friday to a new 2019 high as resurgent technology stocks closed out their best week in four months with solid gains.

Financial, healthcare and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, which was the S&P 500’s worst…


L.A. Times – Business

Tech Stocks Lead Rally

March 11, 2019 |

A rally in the technology sector is pushing US stocks to broad gains Monday, led by Apple and chipmakers, the AP reports. The S&P 500 posted its biggest increase since late January. Nvidia was the index’s strongest performer after agreeing to buy chipmaker Mellanox. Apple benefited from an analyst upgrade….
Newser

China’s start-ups advertise for ‘good-looking’ tech workers

March 8, 2019 |

A year ago, China’s largest technology companies were lambasted for posting job ads seeking male employees that touted “good-looking” female workers to try to lure coders. The giants scrubbed their posts in response.

Yet the next generation of China’s tech superstar wannabes apparently haven’t…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks fall, led by healthcare and tech sectors

March 5, 2019 |

Healthcare companies led stocks lower on Wall Street on Monday as investors waited for more details on reports that the United States and China are moving closer to a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute.

The sell-off was most pronounced in sectors that have shown strong gains over the last…


L.A. Times – Business

Health Care, Tech Lead Losses for Stocks

March 4, 2019 |

Stocks gave up an early rally and ended broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in health care companies, the AP reports. UnitedHealth Group sank 4.1% Monday, the biggest loss among the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Technology companies and banks also fell. Salesforce.com…
Newser

App stalkers, robocall defenses and more: Tech Q&A

March 3, 2019 |

Is it true that all GPS systems will stop working on April 6? This is big news no one is talking about!
FOX News

Stocks End Lower, Led by Tech Losses

February 28, 2019 |

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after the government reported that economic growth slowed down at the end of last year, the AP reports. Technology companies led the way lower Thursday. Apple fell 1%, and HP plunged 17.3% after reporting weak printer and computer sales. Despite a sluggish…
Newser

US tech company says it will no longer sell equipment to China to expand Uighur DNA tracking capability

February 22, 2019 |

Massachusetts-based biotech company, Thermo Fisher, declared this week that it would no longer allow China to purchase its equipment – which is believed to have been used to help the ruling Communist Party create a DNA database of the country’s Uighur minority.
FOX News

U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground in an Exploding Tech Market

February 22, 2019 |

The Chinese company’s low prices outweigh spying concerns for many countries ramping up 5G spending, in particular the pivotal internet economy of India. “The perception here is that the U.S. action is more a matter of foreign policy.”
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

February 18, 2019 |

China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

And in a potential blow to the U.S. effort to rally its allies on the issue,…


L.A. Times – Business