WASHINGTON (AP) - Former advisers to President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign say they used personal data from Facebook users in a proper way. They're drawing distinctions to practices used by Cambridge Analytica, the firm connected to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that has been accused of improperly lifting data on 50 million Facebook users.
LONDON (AP) - Chris Wylie can't prove the work he did for Cambridge Analytica helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election, but he thinks he has pretty good evidence. While working for the political consulting company from 2013 to 2015, Wylie's team spoke to Americans in focus groups to identify deep-seated concerns. Then they tested ways to tap into those fears through social media. The slogans they developed later became the catchphrases of the Trump campaign, he says.
NEW YORK (AP) - Opening arguments in the federal government's case to block AT&T's efforts to gobble up Time Warner have been postponed until Thursday. The outcome of the trial could shape how you get - and how much you pay for - streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to buy Time Warner to compete with the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the rapidly evolving world of video entertainment.
SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable. The company on Tuesday announced the NextGen Cup Challenge initiative in partnership with Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy. The goal is to give cups a second life and keep them from landfills. Inventors will receive grants.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - World shares were mostly lower Wednesday as some markets gave back early gains ahead of the Federal Reserve's first decision on interest rates since the appointment of its new chair, Jerome Powell.
Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes _ but no apology Crisis experts say Facebook has mishandled the data scandal US to consider Pacific Trade re-entry after other priorities Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year Which countries will dodge tariff ax? Answer by end of April …
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An Oregon climate change activist, who was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline as part of a multi-state protest, avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday. State District Judge Daniel Boucher noted that defendant Leonard Higgins had no prior serious convictions as he handed down a three-year deferred sentence, said court clerk Rick Cook.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of a Senate panel voiced frustration Tuesday with the pace of repairs for vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators and urged regulators to complete work on a federal rule that would require automakers to use email and other forms of electronic communication when notifying car owners about recall campaigns.