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Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company on Thursday told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action...

Portugal’s fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget

AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal’s fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government’s plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc’s top executive and Germany both warning the...

Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war

DUBLIN (AP) — Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won’t be deterred from exposing Ireland’s underworld, the country’s largest newspaper group said Thursday. “This is an...

Double the chaos: Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too? Investors in search of supercharged returns are plugging more dollars into investments that aim to give double or even triple the...

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His...

What a recession does to your money

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession – and we won’t know we’re in one until well after it’s begun – stocks likely still have a long way to go down. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has...

Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal NEW YORK (AP) — Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. Swipe right on a profile picture to approve and...

Authorities reach $3.2B settlement with Morgan Stanley

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities. The...

Authorities reach $3.2B settlement with Morgan Stanley

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities. The...

Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

AP Photo/Vincent Yu PARIS (AP) — Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings. France’s Societe Generale became Thursday the latest bank to issue a...