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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:49 PM CDT

S. Korean Firm Says It’s Found Sunken Russian Treasure Ship

S. Korean Firm Says It’s Found Sunken Russian Treasure Ship

A South Korean company's claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount of gold when it sank 113 years ago. South Korea's...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:16 PM CDT

Ex-Delta Employees Claim They Were Fired for Speaking Korean

Ex-Delta Employees Claim They Were Fired for Speaking Korean

Four former Delta employees who were allegedly told by a manager not to speak Korean because it made other workers feel uncomfortable are accusing the airline in a lawsuit of discrimination after they were fired...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:28 AM CDT

Family of KFC’s Colonel Sanders Counters Papa John's Founder

Family of KFC’s Colonel Sanders Counters Papa John's Founder

The family of KFC’s Colonel Harland Sanders has come to his defense after Papa John’s founder John Schnatter suggested the colonel had used the N-word but hadn’t faced criticism for doing so. Colonel Sanders’...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 08:56 AM CDT

Comcast Drops Out of Twenty-First Century Fox Bidding War

Comcast Drops Out of Twenty-First Century Fox Bidding War

Comcast says it's dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for the U.K.'s Sky. The announcement Thursday leaves the path open for The...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:24 PM CDT

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:22 PM CDT

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

FB CEO Uses Holocaust Example to Defend Takedown Policies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a podcast interview released Wednesday that his social network does not remove posts that deny the Holocaust because the company wants to allow its users to make unintention...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 09:10 AM CDT

Delta Airlines Gets Backlash For Pit Bull Service Dog Ban

Delta Airlines Gets Backlash For Pit Bull Service Dog Ban

Dog owners and animal advocates say Delta Airlines’ new ban on pit bulls as service and support animals is unfair, and they are calling for the ban to be lifted. Thousands of people around the world signed a...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM CDT

Papa John's Founder Says Stepping Down Was a 'Mistake'

Papa John's Founder Says Stepping Down Was a 'Mistake'

Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman. Schnatter says the board...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:08 AM CDT

Tesla Buyers Worry They'll Lose Access to Tax Credit

Tesla Buyers Worry They'll Lose Access to Tax Credit

In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors. Tesla was taking $1,000 deposits for...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM CDT

Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

It's one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? Americans have a cozy relationship with debt — student loans, credit cards and car...

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