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User growth, outlook hit Twitter stock after-hours

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s third-quarter revenue outpaced expectations, but investors concerned about user growth and holiday-quarter revenue clipped the company’s stock price late Monday. The San Francisco-based company has been trying to increase its user base amid concerns that it doesn’t hold mass appeal in the way that the much-larger Facebook does. To appeal to more people, Twitter has ... Read More »

Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights

(AP) — Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it’s too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better. Alabama is among the states that do not recognize same-sex marriage, ... Read More »

Obama taking action to push manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the three executive measures “represent substantial investment by the federal government into research and technology that could boost the advanced ... Read More »

Review: Avid readers will love Kindle Voyage

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon’s Kindle. Amazon.com Inc. builds on that with the Kindle Voyage, a device that now adjusts to ambient lighting conditions and lets you turn pages without lifting your finger. The Voyage is smart enough to remember your preferences, ... Read More »

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Profiting from failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army’s $5 billion intelligence network has largely failed in its promise to make crucial data easily accessible to soldiers and analysts in the field. Designed to provide a common intelligence picture from the Pentagon to the farthest reaches of Afghanistan, the Distributed Common Ground System has proven crash-prone, unwieldy and “not survivable,” in the words of ... Read More »