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New York research company discusses different means to gathering data

(NEW YORK) -- Nonfiction Research is a young research-based company from New York looking to approach research for businesses differently."We're basically an independent research company that helps other companies understand their customers better," the company's co-founder, Gunny Scarfo, tells ABC News. He worked as the head of Digital Strategy at…... Read More

US government buying $50 million of milk from dairy farmers

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it's buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks.It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk.The acquisition is not related…... Read More

Southwest Airlines announces new rules for emotional support animals

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that it will soon enforce new restrictions on customers traveling with emotional support animals.Beginning September 17, only one dog or cat, either in a carrier or on a leash, will be allowed per customer on Southwest flights."Our updates are based on a careful…... Read More

Vienna named world’s most livable city

(NEW YORK) -- Move over, Melbourne -- the world has a new most livable city.Vienna now tops the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual ranking, which is based on 30 factors including access to health care, education, infrastructure, culture, the environment and political and social stability.This year, the Austrian capital, home to…... Read More

Fifty thousand passengers across Europe expected to be affected by employee strike against Ryanair

(DUBLIN) -- Around 50,000 passengers across Europe are expected to be affected this weekend as Ryanair is forced to cancel almost 400 flights due to a 24-hour walkout by staff in five European countries over a dispute about pay and working conditions.Ryanair employees are on strike in Germany, Ireland, Sweden,…... Read More

Moms’ swimsuit design epically solves parent's beach-day debacle

(NEW YORK) -- Two moms whose genius idea was born beside a kiddie pool are now changing the game with an innovative swimsuit design that makes bathroom breaks a breeze.In 2014, Jill Slater and Alexis Castellano ran into the very real struggle that mothers of daughters know all too well:…... Read More

Airbnb warns that it may expel 'Unite the Right' rally participants

(WASHINGTON) -- Protesters planning to participate in the "Unite the Right" rally in Washington, D.C., this weekend may have some trouble finding a place to stay.Airbnb is warning users that if they are found to be in violation of the company's policies, they could have their reservations canceled and their…... Read More

Converse and Hello Kitty collaborate on new sneakers

(BOSTON) -- Converse and Hello Kitty are collaborating on a footwear and apparel collection and all of our childhood dreams are coming true.Sneakers have been the go-to shoe style this summer and everyone knows '90s nostalgia is the best accessory. So lace up, because your shoe collection is about to…... Read More

Mustang, the 'soul of Ford' Motor Co., under threat in trade war

(DETROIT) -- 2018 could be the year of the Mustang, Ford's iconic pony car immortalized by Steve McQueen in "Bullitt."On Wednesday, the 10 millionth Mustang rolled off the line at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.In April, the 54-year-old Mustang was named the best-selling sports coupe for the third…... Read More

FCC's flood of negative web comments on net neutrality repeal not a bot attack: Watchdog

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission acknowledged Wednesday that bots were not responsible for the agency's website slowdown after it sought public comment last year on its controversial plan to repeal net neutrality.After people were temporarily unable to contest the proposal, the FCC at the time put out a statement…... Read More

Amid backlash, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones hasn't been banned

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Twitter said it is standing by its decision not to ban accounts associated with right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, despite "outside pressure" for it to ban his content.The CEO and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, explained the company’s decision in a series of tweets on Tuesday night,…... Read More

Black Women's Equal Pay Day reminds and the continuing women's pay gap

(NEW YORK) -- The month of August, eight months into the year, is how far into 2018 a typical black woman must work to bring home what a typical white male was paid at the end of 2017, according to the organizers of Black Women's Equal Pay Day.Black Women’s Equal…... Read More

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

(NEW YORK) --Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket for a second time early Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, according to a statement from the company. The rocket carried the Merah Putih satellite into orbit, which will provide internet and phone services across…... Read More

Survey shows Americans hate online fraud, but call password practices "overkill"

(NEW YORK) -- A new survey of 2,000 Americans revealed that while fighting online fraud is critical, 81% of those polled call cutting edge password practices are overkill. The poll from analytics software firm FICO revealed 78% of those surveyed have trouble keeping track of their passwords, and 7 in…... Read More