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Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 09:14 PM EST

Consumer Watchdog Head Names a Successor, and Trump Does Too

Consumer Watchdog Head Names a Successor, and Trump Does Too

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned Friday and named his own successor, leading to an open conflict with President Donald Trump — who announced a different person as acting head of...

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EST

Popular YouTube Videos May Have Psychologically Harmed Kids

Popular YouTube Videos May Have Psychologically Harmed Kids

“Toy Freaks,” a popular YouTube channel followed by millions, was deactivated by the site last week for violating policies against child endangerment, NBC News reports. The channel, run by single father Gregory...

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 11:25 PM EST

Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally

Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally

Amazon CEO and world’s richest person Jeff Bezos is now even richer, according to an estimate Friday by Bloomberg. As CNBC reports, Bezos’ net worth surpassed $100 billion on Friday. Amazon shares hit a record...

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 03:15 PM EST

Alabama's Largest Mall Closes Early After Thanksgiving Brawl

Alabama's Largest Mall Closes Early After Thanksgiving Brawl

Shoppers were ushered out of Alabama's largest shopping mall, which closed about 40 minutes early after a brawl broke out the night before Black Friday. AL.com reports that police and firefighters responded...

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM EST

The Last Straw? Uber Loyalists Tested by String of Scandals

The Last Straw? Uber Loyalists Tested by String of Scandals

Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals. Its latest misbehavior involving a data breach cover-up revealed this week could...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 08:12 PM EST

Small Retailers Aim for Emotional Ties Big Chains May Lack

Small Retailers Aim for Emotional Ties Big Chains May Lack

Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide. Store owners are going well...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:35 PM EST

Trump SoHo to Shed 'Trump' Amid Reports of Sagging Business

Trump SoHo to Shed 'Trump' Amid Reports of Sagging Business

The Trump SoHo hotel is dropping the name it shares with the U.S. president.

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 05:40 PM EST

Mike Flynn Business Partner Now Subject of Mueller Probe

Mike Flynn Business Partner Now Subject of Mueller Probe

A former business associate of Michael Flynn has become a subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for his role in the failure of Flynn's former lobbying firm to disclose its work on behalf...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 04:47 PM EST

Facebook To Let Users Know If They 'Liked' Russian Accounts

Facebook To Let Users Know If They 'Liked' Russian Accounts

Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the...

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 03:41 PM EST

At $1 Billion a Day, Online Shopping Has Set New Record

At $1 Billion a Day, Online Shopping Has Set New Record

It's barely Thanksgiving and online shoppers have already spent $28.6 billion shopping online, 18 percent more than they did last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgivin...

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