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Amazon forecast for holiday season disappoints as investment rises

Amazon.com Inc provided a disappointing forecast for the holiday season quarter while posting earnings that missed Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, as it invested heavily on shipping, video offerings and other projects, sending its shares down nearly 5 percent.

Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up.

Booz Allen reviewing security after arrest of NSA contractor

WASHINGTON Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had commissioned an external review of its security practices, a move that comes after authorities arrested an employee of the firm that was working under contract at the National Security Agency and charged with stealing classified information.

Twitter cuts jobs with eye on 2017 profit; Vine discontinued

Twitter Inc said Thursday it would cut 9 percent of its global workforce to keep costs down even as quarterly results eclipsed Wall Street's beaten-down expectations, lifting shares that had fallen after a failed effort to sell the company.

Twitter's video-sharing mobile app Vine to close

NEW YORK Twitter Inc announced Thursday that it would discontinue the video-sharing mobile app Vine, as it moves to cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide to keep costs down after beating Wall Street quarterly earnings expectations.

Google parent Alphabet beats on revenue, earnings; sets buyback

Google parent Alphabet Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenues and earnings on Thursday, helped by strong advertising sales on mobile devices and YouTube, and the search company authorized a $7 billion repurchase of its Class C stock.

Florida man pleads guilty to hacking, spamming scheme

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his role in wide-ranging hacking scheme that generated $1.3 million through the hijacking of customer email accounts to send unsolicited "spam" messages, prosecutors said.

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'Nasty woman' and Ken Bone: election's viral stars a hit for Halloween

NEW YORK With the U.S. election just days away, Americans can expect to see an occasional "nasty woman" and "basket of deplorables" knocking on doors this Halloween alongside the usual parade of goblins, ghosts and ghouls. | Video