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Facebook cracking down on ads that guarantee coronavirus cure

(NEW YORK) -- As U.S. health officials have issued warnings to prepare for the spread of coronavirus in American communities, Facebook announced it's cracking down on ads that guarantee a cure, create a sense of urgency or otherwise attempt to cash-in on the outbreak.The announcement comes as the social media…... Read More

Siblings who wowed on

(NEW YORK) -- Three siblings who honored their late father's legacy on Shark Tank have fulfilled his entrepreneurial ambitions and learned their parents’ lessons: chase your dreams. Kaley, Christian and Keira Young turned their dad Keith Young's cutting board product into an investment opportunity for all five sharks; each invested…... Read More

Petition for airlines to seat families together for free takes off

(NEW YORK) -- It's an all-too-common complaint among families who fly: pay an additional charge to make sure you children are seated with you or run the risk of having even babies and toddlers seated among strangers.The practice of paying for an advance seat assignment used to apply only to…... Read More

Dow Jones plunges for 2nd straight day on coronavirus fears

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged for the second straight day, tumbling 879 points, as health officials warned the novel coronavirus likely will spread throughout communities in the U.S.The Dow fell more than 3% when trading closed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also tumbling Tuesday, by…... Read More

Bob Iger, longtime Disney chief, steps down as CEO

(NEW YORK) -- Robert "Bob" Iger, the longtime leader of the Walt Disney Company, is stepping down as CEO effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday.Iger, who has led the company since 2005, will stay on as executive chairman in charge "creative endeavors" until his contract ends on Dec. 31, 2021,…... Read More

39 states investigating Juul over health claims, marketing practices

(NEW YORK) -- Thirty-eight states have joined Connecticut's investigation into Juul over the company's health claims and marketing tactics, which officials said are geared toward minors.The probe is considering company's marketing and sales practices, claims regarding nicotine content and statements the company made regarding the risks, safety and efficacy as…... Read More

Jif teams up with GIPHY to help you pronounce GIF properly once and for all

(NEW YORK) -- GIF, GIPHY, Jif.Chances are you read those three terms differently, but you know exactly how you think it should sound.Jif and GIPHY have now teamed up to try and put a lid on the long-running pronunciation debate when it comes to the semantics between a hard g…... Read More

Amazon opens a grocery store with no cashiers

(SEATTLE) -- Amazon's first Go Grocery store will open its doors in Seattle on Tuesday, welcoming shoppers to walk in, grab what they need and walk out without ever having to interact with a cashier.The e-commerce giant that has already shaken up the way people shop for pretty much everything…... Read More

TSA bans employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency

(NEW YORK) -- The Transportation Security Administration has banned its employees from using TikTok to create content for the agency after facing pressure from lawmakers over the social media platform's ties to China.The announcement comes after Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, sent a letter blasting the federal agency for still using…... Read More

Auschwitz Memorial slams Amazon series about Nazi hunters for its 'dangerous foolishness'

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon's new series Hunters has come under fire from the Auschwitz Memorial for a scene that depicts a fictionalized portrayal of the Holocaust.The remembrance group blasts the scene as "dangerous," adding that it "welcomes future deniers."The drama series, starring Al Pacino, premiered on Amazon's Prime streaming service…... Read More

As coronavirus cases surge worldwide, Dow plummets 1000 points

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 1,000 points at close on Monday, marking its worst single-day drop in more than two years, as the number of coronavirus infections around the world have surged.The S&P 500 and NASDAQ also tumbled Monday, by more than 3.3% and…... Read More