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Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 04:13 PM CDT

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

Facebook Bug Made Private Posts of 14 Million Users Public

A software bug changed the privacy settings of about 14 million Facebook users without their knowledge, causing messages intended for friends or smaller groups to be shared widely with the general public, the...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 02:47 PM CDT

Qatar Airways CEO Sorry for Saying Only a Man Can Do His Job

Qatar Airways CEO Sorry for Saying Only a Man Can Do His Job

The CEO of Qatar Airways apologized Wednesday for suggesting at an aviation meeting a day earlier that men have to lead companies in order for them to be effective. When reporters asked Akbar Al Baker about...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 09:59 AM CDT

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook to Fund Original News Shows From ABC, CNN, Others

Facebook says it will fund original news shows created by such news organizations as ABC, CNN and Mic. The move comes as Facebook plans to kill off its "trending" news section to make way for what it considers...

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 07:56 PM CDT

Mexico to Impose Steep Retaliatory Tariff on US Pork

Mexico to Impose Steep Retaliatory Tariff on US Pork

Pork farmers could lose $100 million annually after Mexico said it would slap a massive tariff on pork imports to retaliate against President Donald Trump's aluminum and steel import levies, according to an...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 06:05 AM CDT

Business Economists Worry About Possible Recession in 2020

Business Economists Worry About Possible Recession in 2020

A group of top business economists believes the major tax cuts President Donald Trump pushed through Congress will give a significant boost to economic growth this year and next year. But they worry that by...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 10:35 PM CDT

Ticket Service Data Breach Disrupts Music Venues

Ticket Service Data Breach Disrupts Music Venues

Concert ticketing service Ticketfly says it's working to get its system back online after a data breach leaked users' personal information and disrupted services at live music venues. The San Francisco...

Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 at 04:39 AM CDT

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

Scottish Hospital Is Ready to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

A Scottish hospital is ready to begin treating people with cryptocurrency addictions, NBC News reported. Castle Craig Hospital, a residential rehab center that treats alcohol, drug, behavioral and gambling...

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 10:19 PM CDT

Paramount Scraps Airing 'Heathers,' Citing School Violence

Paramount Scraps Airing 'Heathers,' Citing School Violence

After delaying its airing in the aftermath of February's Florida high school shooting, Paramount Network is permanently scrapping "Heathers."

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 04:36 PM CDT

Beauty Battle: Dept. Stores Making Over Cosmetics Aisles

Beauty Battle: Dept. Stores Making Over Cosmetics Aisles

It's the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now. Department stores are being forced to rethink how they sell higher-end makeup and perfume as competition intensifies from discounters like Target,...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:41 PM CDT

US Unemployment Falls to Nearly 1969 Levels; Hiring Solid

US Unemployment Falls to Nearly 1969 Levels; Hiring Solid

Another month of strong hiring drove the nation's unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War...

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