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In this Oct. 30, 2017, photo, workers of Toyota Motor Corp. set hydrogen-stored tanks, in yellow, to be placed into a Mirai fuel cell vehicle at the automaker's Motomachi plant, in Toyota, western Japan.

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

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Trader Dennis Maguire works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Thursday, led by big gains in technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies drove U.S. stocks higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on course to snap a two-day losing streak.

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Cisco Systems Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Cisco Systems Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Cisco stock up on upbeat earnings, revenue growth forecast

Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. rose in after-hours trading Wednesday after the internet gear maker reported better-than-expected earnings and forecast revenue growth after two years of decline.

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A person uses a smart phone in Chicago.

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

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visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, Qualcomm said they are rejecting an unsolicited offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

Qualcomm rejected an unsolicited, $103 billion offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance.

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Emirati officials visit an Airbus A-380 decorated with an image of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, during the opening day of the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America.

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Workers monitor laptops at the command center for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com during

Chinese spend billions shopping online on 'Singles Day'

Chinese consumers have spent billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on "Singles Day," a day of promotions that has grown into the world's biggest e-commerce event.

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Chinese C919 passenger jet takes off on its first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

China's new passenger jet finishes first long-haul flight

China's homegrown passenger jet touched down safely after its first long-haul test flight on Friday, bringing the nation one step closer to competing directly with aircraft giants in Europe and America.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the facial recognition feature of the new iPhone X at the Apple Union Square store in San Francisco.

X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future

The future of the smartphone, as Apple calls its new iPhone X, means breaking old habits.

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Snapchat app. Snap Inc. reports earnings, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook. Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets.

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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters.

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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, file photo, a man walks into one of Apple's authorized premium resellers' outlets in Singapore.

Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists .

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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif.

Sony pulls festival premiere of 'All the Money,' with Spacey

Sony Pictures has pulled the film "All the Money in the World" from its AFI Fest premiere following the sexual misconduct allegations made against co-star Kevin Spacey.

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Renee Phifer, Rockdale County board of elections assistant director, left, demonstrates a new voting machine at a polling site to Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia secretary of state office in Conyers, Ga. Last summer, a security expert came acr

Local voting districts seen as crucial to election security

 Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down a noncontroversial measure about septic systems.

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Streetsboro Officer Scott Hermon prepares to pilot the department's first drone in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Drones become crime-fighting tool, but perfection is elusive

The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks. What he didn't know was that police had eyes on him from above.

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the new iPhone X is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X...just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for

Pressure mounts on Apple to live up to hype for the iPhone X

The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers' capacity.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook says security investments will affect profitability

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the company is serious about preventing abuse and that its investments in keeping "problematic content" off its social network will affect its profitability.

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In this combo of Monday Oct. 30, 2017, photos, Associated Press reporter Nick Jesdanun demonstrates Face ID, Apple's name for its facial-recognition technology, on an iPhone X in New York.

You can stymie the iPhone X Face ID - but it takes some work

Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X — just stare at it.

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Chrysler Pacifica minivan that are equipped with Waymo's self-driving car technology, being tested at Waymo's facility in Atwater, Calif.

Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.

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