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Stocks mostly higher as tech rise; bond yields decline

TORONTO — Stocks were mostly higher in early trading Friday as technology companies, which had been beaten down in recent days, started to recover. Investors continued to watch the bond market, where Treasury yields were declining, as well as Washington, where Congress is expected to vote on President Joe Biden’s stimulus package. The S&P 500 […]

In most big companies, no Black or Indigenous women on track for top jobs: survey

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TikTok agrees legal payout over facial recognition

Getty TikTok has agreed to pay $92m (£66m) to settle a lawsuit accusing it of misusing artificial intelligence to track and store users’ data. A group challenge alleged it breached laws by using software to recognise facial features in user videos and algorithms to identify age, gender and ethnicity. It also alleged that user data […]

Twitter unveils ‘super follow’ feature

Sony winds down Japan Studio to focus on Astro’s Playroom team

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