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Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 07:59 PM EDT

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people....

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 08:56 PM EDT

As Instagram Tests Its 'Like' Ban, Influencers Will Have to Shift Tactics to Make Money

As Instagram Tests Its 'Like' Ban, Influencers Will Have to Shift Tactics to Make Money

Instagram's test of hiding "likes" on posts just expanded to more markets around the globe. For influencers, or individuals who work with brands to promote services or products on social media, this will likely...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 02:39 PM EDT

Reno Pot Store Uses 'Food Truck' Label for Credit Card Sales

Reno Pot Store Uses 'Food Truck' Label for Credit Card Sales

Blüm marijuana dispensary certainly doesn't look like a food truck. There are no chicken wings or tacos at the Reno store, just displays of bagged gum drops, jarred marijuana leaves and oils and balms. If you...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 08:56 PM EDT

Air Travel Takes a Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Travel Takes a Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

The worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes is now in its fifth month and disruptions to air travel are set to continue for several months more. Aviation regulators haven't said when they might allow...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 08:45 PM EDT

'It Never Stops': US Farmers Now Face Extreme Heat Wave After Floods and Trade War

'It Never Stops': US Farmers Now Face Extreme Heat Wave After Floods and Trade War

In the past year, torrential rains have dumped water on U.S. farmlands, destroying acreage and delaying crops from getting planted on time. Now, farmers face another hurdle: a stifling heat wave that's...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 07:08 PM EDT

Kids Now Dream of Being Professional YouTubers Rather Than Astronauts, Study Finds

Kids Now Dream of Being Professional YouTubers Rather Than Astronauts, Study Finds

Today’s kids are three times more likely to aspire toward a career as a YouTuber rather than an astronaut, according to a new study. Toy production firm Lego surveyed 3,000 children between the ages of eight...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:08 PM EDT

Netflix Loses $16 Billion in Market Value

Netflix Loses $16 Billion in Market Value

Shares of Netflix fell more than 10.3% Thursday after the company reported a loss in domestic paid subscribers for the first time in eight years . Netflix lost more than $16 billion from its market cap...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 11:20 AM EDT

Toys R Us Plans a Small Comeback With 2 Stores This Year

Toys R Us Plans a Small Comeback With 2 Stores This Year

The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 07:45 AM EDT

Louvre Removes Sackler Name After Opioid Protests

Louvre Removes Sackler Name After Opioid Protests

The Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States. At...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:04 PM EDT

With Big Tech's Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

With Big Tech's Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain...

 

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