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Microsoft replacing Skype for Business with Teams


SEATTLE -- Microsoft is ending Skype's foray into business communications, packaging its communications tools into Microsoft Teams, the company's challenge to workplace collaboration startup Slack. Skype for Business, the company's voice and ...

Equifax breach has broad consequences, important lessons


WASHINGTON -- For as many as 143 million consumers whose personal data was stolen in the breach of the Equifax credit bureau, here's how criminals might take advantage: They might try to buy a gun in your name. Or get a second mortgage on your ...

'Kingsman' hits target, 'Lego Ninjago' disappoints as franchises hit and miss at box office


LOS ANGELES -- R-rated thrill rides continue to rule the box office with 20th Century Fox's profane spy sequel "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and New Line Cinema's horror flick "It" dominating the top spots. A sequel to the 2015 hit "Kingsman: The...

'No Progress' in NAFTA talks, Canadian labor leader says


OTTAWA, Ontario -- The head of Canada's largest private-sector union said there's been "no progress" in North American Free Trade Agreement talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada to eventually abandon them. The U.S. hasn't ...

Americans should be wary of Cuban humanitarian fund


After Hurricane Irma's devastating 72-hour pass through northern Cuba, the Cuban government took a novel approach to storm relief: It posted a Cuban bank account number on social media where donations can be sent. Even though the Cuban Foreign ...

Susan Tompor: Cool personal finance apps that just might save you money


With many millennials turning to their smartphones to pay up, instead of digging into their wallets for cash, it's little surprise that everyone from startups to big banks want to smack a financial app on all those mobile wallets. Splitting the ...

Latest target of North Korean hackers: bitcoin exchange platforms


WASHINGTON -- Broadening their criminal repertoire, North Korean hackers are seeking to loot exchange platforms for bitcoins and other digital currencies, a researcher for the cybersecurity firm FireEye says. Luke McNamara, a senior cyberthreat ...

SEC hack threatens a bedrock of US capitalism: transparency


WASHINGTON ––The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says its database of company filings has significantly increased corporate transparency. But a hack that led to the theft of market-moving secrets is the latest sign that technology also...

Sprint, T-Mobile closing in on merger deal, reports say


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative terms for a merger. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that SoftBank Group Corp, which controls Sprint, would own 40 percent to 50 percent ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 5,000 jobs, 10 percent of its workforce, report says


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to lay off at least 5,000 employees, or about 10 percent of its workforce, according to a business media report. Bloomberg reported Thursday that the job cuts, which will occur in the U.S. and abroad, ...