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Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....



Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....



Social media helping college teams start new traditions
In an era when it's increasingly difficult to get fans in the stadium, it apparently isn't so hard to get them into new rituals....



Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons
BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons....



Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us."...



Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:...



Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday....



Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas....



Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday....



House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media....