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Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

(AP) — An estimated 36.6 million people watched the Academy Awards telecast on ABC, a drop of 16 percent from 2014.

Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

 (AP) — Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

(AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

Ports increasingly bustling again after tentative labor deal

(AP) — The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in the wake of a tentative agreement between employers and dockworkers.

US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon, 26 cents in last month

(AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33, repeating the hike seen two weeks prior for a total 26 cents rise in the last month.

Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws

(AP) — A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many see as the next big thing in online shopping.

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries 


(AP) — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.

2 sides in West Coast seaport dispute race against deadline 


(AP) — With a Friday deadline looming, negotiators labored to reach a deal in a contract dispute that has snarled international trade at seaports from Southern California to Seattle.

Who hands over the Academy Awards statuettes? Team Oscar

(AP) — Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy's Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney's archives.

Lawyer: Teen infected by 'superbug' struggling to survive

 (AP) — An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said