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What's believed to be the most northerly vineyard in the world is up for sale

(GVARV, Norway) -- What is thought to be the world's most northerly commercial vineyard is up for sale in Norway.The 15 acres of fertile vineyard, which is used to produce award-winning wines, also comes with a national cuisine restaurant, several cottages and three gigantic wine barrels nestled among the vines…... Read More

A marriage of 2 technologies: Toyota, Uber self-driving car deal

(NEW YORK) -- Where Toyota sees a minivan, Uber sees a driverless taxi. Now both companies are getting their vision.Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber, the companies announced Monday, moving the embattled ride-sharing company toward a self-driving future with a partner. The two companies will continue to develop their…... Read More

Family racks up $13,000 in iPhone data roaming fees while overseas, but says phones were on airplane mode

(SAN FRANCISO) -- A family on vacation overseas racked up thousands of dollars in data roaming fees despite setting their phones to airplane mode, according to ABC News’ San Francisco station KGO.Vivian Chung and her children had just returned to their California home from Vietnam, where they were celebrating her…... Read More

Trump claims Google 'rigged' searches against him but company denies it

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump attacked Google in Tuesday morning tweets that accused the company of prioritizing "fake news" in its search results, which the company denies.The results are “rigged” against him and other conservatives, he wrote on Twitter.Trump also alleged that 96 percent “of results on 'Trump News' are…... Read More

Kushner real estate firm fined $210,000 for allegedly falsifying documents to boot tenants

(NEW YORK) -- The real estate firm owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son in law and adviser Jared Kushner has been fined $210,000 by regulators in New York.The Department of Buildings said in a statement that Kushner Companies had 42 violations, including falsifying construction permits, at 17…... Read More

USDA to buy $1.2B in goods, offer $5B in aid to farmers hurt by trade war

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government will spend up to $1.2 billion to buy products from farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries, and will provide almost $5 billion in payments to farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.The purchases and payments are part of an…... Read More

Fur-Sale! Painting panda's abstract artwork hits the market

(VIENNA, Austria) -- There's a painting panda at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo and her abstract artwork is selling for more than $500 a pop.Yang Yang uses black paint with white backgrounds, which seems to be a favorite color scheme for the zoo's giant panda. With a zookeeper acting as her easel,…... Read More

Pokémon train arrives in Japan

(TOKYO) -- A decked-out Pokémon train just popped up in Japan.Banners hang from the ceiling of this train promoting a new Pokémon video game.From the landscape setting on the floor to the characters on the windows, the company didn’t miss a detail.For a limited time, the Tokyo Metro Ginza and…... Read More

Tesla will stay public despite Elon Musk's earlier tweet to the contrary

(NEW YORK) -- Tesla will not be going private after all. Oft-eccentric billionaire owner Elon Musk announced his company will remain a public company despite a surprisingly Twitter missive to the contrary earlier this month. Musk announced the news in a late-night press release Friday. Musk said his decision came…... Read More

Verizon to stop imposing data restrictions on firefighters battling California wildfires

(SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif.) -- Verizon will stop imposing data restrictions on emergency first responders battling natural disasters, the communications giant announced Friday.Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden accused Verizon in a lawsuit of intentionally slowing down firefighters' data, even though the fire department had an "unlimited data plan."The…... Read More

Viral #TipTheBill challenge helps servers make ends meet

(NEW YORK) -- #TipTheBill is the latest challenge to explode on social media, and is showing how generosity and kindness can be contagious, as well as helping some lucky servers make ends meet.The origins of the viral challenge -- which asks diners to tip their servers at restaurants 100 percent…... Read More

As midterms approach, new tool helps track political advertising on Facebook

(WASHINGTON) -- In the 2016 presidential election Facebook and other social media platforms were utilized by political campaigns and interest groups to run advertisements with very few rules regulating their disclosure and little public information about their source.The lack of knowledge about these advertisements underscored the ease with which political…... Read More

Bull market breaks a new record on Wall Street

(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday marked an important milestone for the stock market: the bull market turned 3,453 days old, making it the longest run in American history.The current bull market started nearly a decade ago on March 9, 2009, near the end of the Great Recession, which wreaked havoc on…... Read More

Companies offer perks for pet owners

(NEW YORK) -- Our pets have spoken: the “paw-renting revolution” is upon us, and a growing number of companies are trying to make their workplaces a happier place for our four-legged friends.Ollie, a company that delivers customizable, all-natural dog food directly to pet-owners’ doors, is at the forefront of this…... Read More