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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016....



Asian shares lower, dollar up after Fed's latest statement
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian shares were mostly lower while the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year....



Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services....



AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures
TOKYO (AP) -- The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film....



Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March
Hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had previously disclosed, according to a Wall Street Journal report ....



Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds that it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened economy and could mean higher rates on mortgages and other loans over time....



Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out....



GOP report accuses watchdog of going easy on Wells Fargo
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week....



Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday....



Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has made airlines' longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America's infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim....