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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:41 AM CST

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:21 AM CST

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

CVS Blames Pharmacy Outages on 'Internal Network' Problems

After a major system outages at CVS Health pharmacies due to an "internal network infrastructure issue," since Tuesday, CNBC reported. The cause is unknown according to a CVS spokesperson, CNBC reported....

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:48 AM CST

Amazon or Walmart? Some Retailers Are Choosing Alliances

Amazon or Walmart? Some Retailers Are Choosing Alliances

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl's shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 07:55 PM CST

'Hannity' Fans Smash Keurig Brewers Over Pulled Ads

'Hannity' Fans Smash Keurig Brewers Over Pulled Ads

Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on the show by smashing Keurig coffee makers. The company announced Saturday it had...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:04 PM CST

Pacific Trade Deal Closer, But Leaders Won't Endorse It Yet

Pacific Trade Deal Closer, But Leaders Won't Endorse It Yet

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached an agreement Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it....

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 01:50 PM CST

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 05:47 PM CST

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 03:51 PM CST

ESPN Will Lay Off More Than 100 Staffers After Thanksgiving

ESPN Will Lay Off More Than 100 Staffers After Thanksgiving

Another round of layoffs is hitting ESPN, CNBC has learned. ESPN plans to layoff more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, with SportsCenter in particular expected to lose jobs, a source close to...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 02:07 PM CST

CEO of Yogurt Giant Chobani Expands in Idaho Despite Turmoil

CEO of Yogurt Giant Chobani Expands in Idaho Despite Turmoil

The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company boycotts by...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:27 AM CST

US and Them: America, the Elephant in Room at Climate Talks

US and Them: America, the Elephant in Room at Climate Talks

How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part...

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