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Japan's Nissan reports better profit as chip crunch eases
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan reported a 55% jump in October-December profit Thursday, as the Japanese automaker seeks to embark on a less bumpy journey with its French alliance partner Renault. Profit for...
By YURI KAGEYAMA
Australian Defense Department to remove Chinese-made cameras
Australia rejects new coal mine on environmental grounds
Japan, Philippines to sign plans to boost defense ties
Asian shares mixed after Wall St falls on rate hike worries
Toyota reports 8% drop in Oct-Dec profit, keeps forecast
Biden's oil comments spark debate over energy production
Court upholds Wash. residency requirement for pot industry
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge has upheld Washington's residency requirement for involvement in the state's legal cannabis industry — a decision at odds with a federal appeals court ruling concerning a similar requirement in Maine. A man who co-owns...
By GENE JOHNSON
Florida GOP advances Disney district, migrant flight bills
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers advanced proposals on Wednesday to strip Disney of its self-governing status, expand a controversial migrant transportation program and strengthen prosecutions tied to the state’s election police unit....
By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
Driver in strange Tesla crash apparently moved to rear seat
DETROIT (AP) — Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board apparently have solved the mystery of why no one was found behind the steering wheel of a Tesla that crashed in a Texas two years ago, killing two men. The agency said in...
By TOM KRISHER
Disney to cut 7,000 jobs in Iger's company 'transformation'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of an ambitious companywide cost-savings plan and “strategic reorganization” announced Wednesday by CEO Bob Iger. The job cuts amount to about 3% of the entertainment giant's...
By ALEX VEIGA
Zelenskyy seeks weaponry in surprise trips to London, Paris
PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought Western support for his country in surprise visits to Britain and France on Wednesday, pushing for fighter jets to battle Russian invaders in a dramatic speech to the U.K. Parliament, and...
By JILL LAWLESS and SYLVIE CORBET
AI search engines can now chat with us, but glitches abound
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after Google's search engine began to reshape how we use the internet, big tech companies are racing to revamp a familiar web tool into a gateway to a new form of artificial intelligence. If it seems...
By MATT O'BRIEN
Netflix steps up its effort to get paid for account sharing
Netflix has a plan to deal with rampant account sharing: a program that lets subscribers pay extra to share their account with people outside their household. The streaming giant introduced paid sharing in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain...
By DEE-ANN DURBIN
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 2/8/2023
Wall Street gave back some of its recent gains Wednesday as uncertainty about interest rates and inflation continued to reign. The losses followed another mixed set of earnings reports. Chipotle Mexican Grill sank after delivering weaker results...
By The Associated Press
Polish lawmakers approve law meant to help unlock EU funds
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lower house of parliament on Wednesday gave final approval to a new law on judicial accountability that the government believes will meet European Union expectations and help unfreeze billions of euros in pandemic...
Investors' query: Can Google answer Microsoft's AI threat?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, a company built on finding quick answers to people's questions, suddenly finds itself grappling for a response to a potential threat to its internet empire — a form of artificial intelligence that long-time rival...
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE