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Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM CDT

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

After Facebook Scrutiny, Is Google Next?

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone....

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 10:35 AM CDT

Toys R Us No Longer Accepting Gift Cards

Toys R Us No Longer Accepting Gift Cards

The toy retailer is no longer accept gift cards as of Saturday, April 21. E-gift cards and Endless Earnings are also not being accepted any longer. Toys R Us, which announced in March that it would be shutting...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 08:28 AM CDT

DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers

DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers

The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 03:39 PM CDT

Stocks Tumble as Apple Drags Tech Sector Lower

Stocks Tumble as Apple Drags Tech Sector Lower

Stocks dropped on Friday as a decline in Apple pushed the technology sector lower. A rise in interest rates also kept a lid on equities, CNBC reported. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 201.95 points, or...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 09:22 AM CDT

Big Banks Saved $3.6B in Taxes Last Quarter Under New Law

Big Banks Saved $3.6B in Taxes Last Quarter Under New Law

The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump. While higher interest rates allowed banks...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:50 PM CDT

Target Offers Discount for Those Who Turn in Old Car Seats

Target Offers Discount for Those Who Turn in Old Car Seats

If you have an old car seat and are in need of a new one, Target has a deal for you.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 04:26 PM CDT

Largest Maker of Bump Stocks Shutting Down Business

 Largest Maker of Bump Stocks Shutting Down Business

The largest Texas-based manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 07:10 AM CDT

Wayfair Follows Amazon With Its Own Made-Up Holiday: Way Day

Wayfair Follows Amazon With Its Own Made-Up Holiday: Way Day

Amazon started Prime Day. Alibaba capitalized on Singles Day. Now another e-commerce company is hoping for success with an invented shopping holiday. Online furniture seller Wayfair is calling April 25 Way Day...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM CDT

TaskRabbit Offline After Security Breach

TaskRabbit Offline After Security Breach

TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. The Ikea-owned service has been offline since Monday and showed no signs of...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:41 PM CDT

IRS Extends Deadline to April 18 After Website Problems

IRS Extends Deadline to April 18 After Website Problems

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have...

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