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November 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs today. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent. The S&P 500 index climbed 16.89 points, while the Dow Jones industrial average gained 160.50 points and the Nasdaq composite added 71.76 points.

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Whitman is stepping down as the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She’ll be replaced by Antonio Neri, the company’s president. Whitman became CEO of the former Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2011. That company split into two in 2015, with Whitman taking helm of HPE, which is focused on selling data-center hardware and other commercial tech gear to other big organizations. Both Whitman and Neri will serve on the company’s board.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey redevelopment agency has given preliminary approval to a $5.6 million payment to billionaire investor Carl Icahn to help pay for the demolition of part of Atlantic City’s former Trump Plaza casino. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday approved a request by Icahn to use funds from state-mandated casino investment alternative taxes toward the $13.2 million demolition cost.

BRITTON, S.D. (AP) — A TransCanada Corp. official says he believes an estimated 210,000-gallon oil leak discovered last week in South Dakota from the Keystone pipeline was a sudden and “immediate” event. The American News has reported that Erik Tatarchuk, a TransCanada vice president, said at a Marshall County Commission meeting today that it is unlikely that oil leaked long enough to soak into the soil.

NEW YORK (AP) — An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point taunting the network with a twist on a catch phrase form that series: “Winter is coming. HBO is falling.“An indictment filed today in federal court in Manhattan accuses Behzad Mesri of hacking into the cable network’s computer system in New York.

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