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Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 04:48 PM EDT

Workers Benefit as US Businesses Struggle to Fill Jobs

Workers Benefit as US Businesses Struggle to Fill Jobs

U.S. workers are increasingly benefiting as employers struggle to fill millions of open jobs. More people who had given up looking for work are renewing their job hunts, more employees are confident enough...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 08:50 PM EDT

Target Settles Suit Claiming its Hiring System Discriminated

Target Settles Suit Claiming its Hiring System Discriminated

Target has agreed to settle a lawsuit that said its hiring process, which automatically rejected people with criminal backgrounds, disproportionately kept blacks and Hispanics from getting entry-level jobs at...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 07:57 PM EDT

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook: Most Users May Have Had Public Data 'Scraped'

Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users'...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 07:04 PM EDT

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 09:14 AM EDT

Goodyear Tires May Have Caused 95 Deaths or Injuries: Gov.

Goodyear Tires May Have Caused 95 Deaths or Injuries: Gov.

The U.S. government's road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people over a decade. The allegations were revealed in...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 08:56 PM EDT

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

What Causes YouTube to Take Down Videos?

YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines , and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos and post them on the site aren't always happy about...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 07:03 PM EDT

Tinder Briefly Broke After FB Announced New Privacy Rules

Tinder Briefly Broke After FB Announced New Privacy Rules

Popular dating app Tinder was briefly broken for some users on Wednesday due to outages in its Facebook login process, CNBC reported. Facebook announced new privacy measures Wednesday afternoon in response to...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 05:00 PM EDT

Recent Airline Animal Incidents Are Not the Norm: Data

Recent Airline Animal Incidents Are Not the Norm: Data

Recent headlines detailing airline mishaps involving dogs may have instilled doubt in the minds of pet owners that their animals will be safe in transit.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 04:38 PM EDT

Stocks Close Higher After Wild Session

Stocks Close Higher After Wild Session

After a wild session on Wednesday, stocks closed sharply higher as Wall Street erased massive losses earlier that came after China's announcement of new tariffs on U.S. goods sparked fears of a trade war,...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 04:16 PM EDT

Dow Closes More Than 350 Points Higher

Dow Closes More Than 350 Points Higher

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as technology shares cut sharp losses from the previous session, CNBC reported. The Dow Jones industrial average closed 389.17 points higher at 24,033.36 with Nike as the best-perfo...

 

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