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Money & Markets

Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns

the Associated Press The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. But their efforts to ...

Job gain points to a US economy slowing but hardly stalling

WASHINGTON — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that ...

China’s construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

PANAMA CITY — China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing’s ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other ...

Disney presents a united front with Fox at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS — It’s not uncommon for Hollywood studios to show a sizzle reel to kick off a CinemaCon presentation, but Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, “Avatar,” ‘’Deadpool,” ‘’Toy Story” and “The Avengers” all made their way into the same montage. As the new owners of ...

Trump eases up on border shutdown threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his threats to shut the southern border this week as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president’s urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge ...

Trump’s threat to close border stirs fears of economic harm

EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the southern border raised fears Monday of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of the country that relies on the international flow of not just goods and services but also students, ...