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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:09 AM CDT

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines

The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 07:53 PM CDT

FBI Eyes Deutsche Bank After Money-Laundering Report

FBI Eyes Deutsche Bank After Money-Laundering Report

The FBI has reached out to a lawyer for a former Deutsche Bank employee who complained that the bank was ignoring suspicious transactions, including some involving Jared Kushner's family real estate company. T...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 07:47 PM CDT

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 06:27 PM CDT

Mexico's Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

Mexico's Senate Approves Trade Deal With US, Canada

Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 03:17 PM CDT

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area. The pledge announced Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:45 PM CDT

Alphabet Employees Blast Company Policies on Contractors

Alphabet Employees Blast Company Policies on Contractors

Alphabet employees used the company’s annual shareholder meeting as a stage to air concerns about workplace equity and some of the company’s controversial projects. Alphabet employees are known to be among the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:20 AM CDT

Marijuana Industry Sets Environmental, Ethical Goals

Marijuana Industry Sets Environmental, Ethical Goals

An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We're good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership, which includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other companies...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 09:12 AM CDT

The 10 Most Dog-Friendly Companies of 2019

The 10 Most Dog-Friendly Companies of 2019

Tech companies are well-known for using lavish office perks to attract millennial talent, and their bring-your-pet-to-work policies are catching on in other industries. Rover, an online platform for finding pet...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:41 PM CDT

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Capitalizing on emerging technology is crucial for successful companies if they want to avoid losing the consumer and market share. But there also is a fine line between tech hype and reality — many of the...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 04:50 PM CDT

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital...

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