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Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 03:13 PM EDT

Website Pulls Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Costume After Backlash

Website Pulls Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Costume After Backlash

An online lingerie store removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume from its website after receiving massive backlash on social media. The show, which was based on the book by Margaret Atwood, was set in a...

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 02:53 PM EDT

Credit Freezes Are Now Free Nationwide Under New Law

Credit Freezes Are Now Free Nationwide Under New Law

Credit freezes and unfreezes with the three major credit reporting agencies will now be free for consumers as a federal law passed in response to the Equifax data breach goes into effect Friday. Beginning Sept....

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 08:40 AM EDT

It's High Times for Soaring Marijuana Stocks on Wall Street

It's High Times for Soaring Marijuana Stocks on Wall Street

Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:20 PM EDT

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook to Scale Back Political Campaign 'Embeds'

Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported. Facebook said in a...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 05:15 PM EDT

Wells Fargo to Cut Up to 10 Percent of Workforce

Wells Fargo to Cut Up to 10 Percent of Workforce

Wells Fargo, the third-biggest U.S. bank, plans to lower its employee headcount by 5 percent to 10 percent in the next three years as part of its ongoing turnaround plan, the company announced Thursday. The...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 03:43 PM EDT

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Microwave, Clock Among 15 New Amazon Smart Products

Amazon announced 15 new Alexa-enabled products in less than 90 minutes at an event in Seattle on Thursday, further cementing the company's commitment to the voice assistant space. The new suite of items...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 04:44 PM EDT

Stock Market Brings Record US Household Wealth

Stock Market Brings Record US Household Wealth

A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 01:11 PM EDT

Under Armour to Cut 400 Jobs

Under Armour to Cut 400 Jobs

Under Armour said Thursday its restructuring program will now cost more than it previously expected: It plans to cut about 400 jobs, or about 3 percent of its global workforce, by March. Under Armour shares...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:54 PM EDT

ESPN's New Streaming Service Passes 1 Million Paid Subscribers in Five Months

ESPN's New Streaming Service Passes 1 Million Paid Subscribers in Five Months

ESPN+, the streaming video service from the sports network, has reached more than 1 million paid subscribers, the company said Thursday. It's an impressive feat, given the service just launched in April.

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:46 AM EDT

US Home Sales Flat in August, Down Over Past 12 Months

US Home Sales Flat in August, Down Over Past 12 Months

U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate...

 

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