• Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China's Xi Says Beijing Wants Trade Deal With U.S., Can ‘Fight Back'

    President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. “As...

  • NBC Nov 5, 2019

    Citrus County Lawmakers Refuse to Allow Library to Subscribe to New York Times

    Florida lawmakers refused to vote on a request from their county’s library to pay for a subscription to The New York Times, siding with President Trump’s position on the paper and citing concerns over “fake news,” NBC News reported.

  • CEO Nov 4, 2019

    Federal Investigators Probe Under Armour's Accounting

    Under Armour Inc. is being investigated by federal authorities over its accounting practices. The athletic gear company said Sunday that it has been cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on their investigations for two years. The company said it firmly believes its accounting practices and disclosures were appropriate. Under Armour reports earnings...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2019

    Trump Wants Agencies to Ax NYT, Washington Post Subscriptions

    President Donald Trump plans to direct federal agencies to cancel subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post, outlets he regularly derides as “fake news” for writing critical stories about him, the White House confirmed Thursday. It’s unclear how Trump’s plan, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, would be carried out or enforced, NBC News...

  • Donald Trump Oct 8, 2019

    Poll: Public Views Trump-Ukraine Charges as Serious, But Half Say He Shouldn't Be Removed From Office

    A majority of Americans say the allegations that President Donald Trump asked a foreign leader to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden are serious and need to be fully investigated, and they also believe the president hasn’t been honest and truthful about his actions. Still, the public is divided — largely along partisan lines — on whether Trump should be impeached...

  • Facebook Sep 9, 2019

    States Led by Texas Target Google in New Antitrust Probe

    Fifty U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    Trump Has Talked About Buying Greenland for US

    Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S. A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it.

  • United States Aug 2, 2019

    Lowe's Lays Off Thousands of Workers

    Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has told thousands of workers that their jobs are being eliminated. The company plans to outsource jobs of maintenance and assembly workers to third-party companies. The assembly workers put together products such as wheelbarrows and grills.

  • Congress Jul 30, 2019

    Loophole Allows Families to Get Aid Meant for Needy Students

    The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal, state and university funding that’s meant to help needy students.

  • United States Jul 23, 2019

    What You Should Know About the Equifax Settlement

    Nearly 150 million people could be affected by the largest-ever settlement for a data breach.

  • United States Jul 26, 2019

    Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Should Know

    Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425...

  • Facebook Jul 9, 2019

    Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Is Set to Be the First Space-Tourism Company to Go Public

    British billionaire Richard Branson’s space-tourism unit Virgin Galactic plans to go public later this year, the company announced Tuesday. The firm will list its shares as part of a merger deal with Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya. Social Capital Hedosophia, formed by Palihapitiya’s Social Capital and venture capital firm Hedosophia in...

  • nfl Jul 2, 2019

    Nike Pulls Sneakers With ‘Betsy Ross' American Flag After Colin Kaepernick Complains

    Nike is pulling sneakers featuring an early American flag after former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe that he and others consider offensive, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Kaepernick reportedly contacted Nike officials saying he and others felt the “Betsy Ross” flag — featuring 13 stars in...

  • JUDGE Jun 30, 2019

    Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

    Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer to face criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos.

  • United States Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women's Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Mariska Hargitay: I Haven't Been in Touch With Linda Fairstein

    ‘Law & Order: SUV’ star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn’t been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former “Central Park Five” prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded.

  • Singer Jun 5, 2019

    Madonna Says Harvey Weinstein Crossed Lines, Boundaries With Her

    In a new profile on the superstar singer, published by the New York Times on Wednesday, Madonna shares that the movie producer “crossed lines” with her and that Weinstein was “incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward.”

  • United States May 21, 2019

    US Aviation Officials Think Bird Strike Factored in 737 Max Crash: Source

    U.S. aviation officials believe a bird strike may have led to the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max in March, according to a person familiar with the matter. Boeing shares rose after the report Tuesday, gaining 1.2% by midday. The fast-selling Boeing 737 Max airplanes have been grounded since shortly after that accident, which came less than...

  • CEO May 17, 2019

    SAT to Add ‘Adversity Score' to Factor in Student Hardships

    The SAT exam, used by a majority of colleges to grant entrance, will be adding an “adversity score” to the test that will take into account a student’s socioeconomic background in an effort to help colleges take a more rounded approach in the admissions process. The new measure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is aimed at factoring in...

  • United States Apr 3, 2019

    Pilots in Doomed Plane Followed Emergency Steps, WSJ Reports

    Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max turned off a flight-control system but still couldn’t...

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