Baltimore Sun : 2020-01-14

BUSINESS : 24 : 10

BUSINESS

10 SPORTS THE BALTIMORE SUN | | TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020 BUSINESS BRIEFING Corvette wins car of the year award DETROIT — The new midengine Chevrolet Corvette won the North American Car of the Year award on Monday. The Kia Telluride took Sport Utility of the Year honors and the Jeep Gladiator won the Truck of the Year Award. About 50 automotive journalist­s serve as judges, for the awards, which are announced every January. They’re chosen from dozens of candidates and must be new or substantia­lly changed. Automakers often use the awards in advertisin­g. The judges evaluate finalists on value, innovation, design, performanc­e, safety, technology and driver satisfacti­on. The selection process started last summer. Microsoft ends Win 7 security NEW YORK — If you’re still using Microsoft’s Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking. Users who want to protect their computers need to upgrade to Windows 10. They may also need to buy new computers because older machines might not be compatible with Windows 10. Tech companies typically phase out older systems after a number of years and focus efforts on updating current versions of software. Windows 7 came out in 2009. Windows 8, which came out in 2012, will have free support end in 2023. U.S.: 4.0% Texas 3.2 Utah Washington 3.1 Arkansas 2.9 Louisiana 2.9 TNS SOURCE: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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