• New York Mar 5, 2019

    Port Authority Upgrades Breastfeeding Pods at Four Tri-State Airports

    Mothers will have private state-of-the-art places to breastfeed if they find themselves at four local tri-state airports.

  • lawyer Oct 3, 2018

    #MeToo: Hollywood Is Still Soul Searching a Year After Weinstein

    After Rashida Jones exited Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it “a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice.” So when Pixar co-founder and CEO John Lasseter stepped down earlier this...

  • New York Sep 26, 2018

    Into the Fold? What's Next for Instagram as Founders Leave

    When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup’s fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant’s wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have announced they are leaving in a swirl of well wishes and vague explanations, some of...

  • judge Sep 5, 2018

    Major Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

    A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost naloxone nasal spray. The announcement...

  • Aug 3, 2018

    NJ Official Calls Police on Breastfeeding Mom

    A breastfeeding mother had the cops called on her at a New Jersey park. David Ushery reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Levi's, Yelp Join Coalition Pledging Not to Discriminate

    Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But the Open to All coalition is launching in a highly charged atmosphere, with florists...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2018

    Study Finds False Stories Travel Way Faster Than the Truth

    Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. And you can’t blame bots; it’s us, say the authors of the largest study of online misinformation. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at more than 126,000 stories tweeted millions of...

  • Paris Dec 19, 2017

    Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Flying Car to Go on Sale

    It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. It will...

  • California Nov 6, 2017

    Uber Tackles Sex Assault Problem by Pledging $5M to Training

    Uber is pledging $5 million over the next five years to seven organizations that work to prevent sexual assaults, a move aimed at helping the ride-hailing service combat its own problems as well as society as a whole. The world’s largest ride-hailing company says the money will help the organizations fund their own programs as well train 150 of Uber’s...

  • driver Sep 8, 2017

    Feds Probe Uber's Tracking of Lyft Drivers: AP Sources

    The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe....
    The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s Southern District want to know if use of the software, which created fake...

  • CEO Jun 27, 2017

    Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Departs

    The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well. Westergren, who helped found the company 17 years ago, returned as CEO about 15 months ago with Pandora struggling to match the subscribers heading to rival services. He had also been...

  • CEO May 3, 2017

    Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

    As Apple’s stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world’s most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets....
    The company currently holds more than a quarter-trillion dollars it could use to go shopping. So far, the guessing game has primarily focused on possible...

  • CEO Mar 8, 2017

    Some Brides Say Yes to Selling Their Wedding Dress Online

    Dalia Rhodes’ wedding dress went down the aisle twice: Once at her wedding in 2015, and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. “I just wanted someone else to enjoy a pretty dress,” says Rhodes, who used the website Once Wed to sell it for $800, about half of what she originally paid. Instead...

  • D.C. Dec 15, 2016

    Delivery Robots Pay Tribute to Astronaut John Glenn

    The bots created by Starship Technologies rode together around the monument for a “tribute parade” on Wednesday.

  • Wall Street Journal Sep 26, 2016

    Snapchat Introduces First Hardware Product: Spectacles

    A newly christened Snapchat debuted its first hardware product on Friday — Spectacles.

  • New York City Aug 8, 2016

    Wal-Mart Buying Online Retailer Newcomer Jet.com for $3.3 Billion Cash, Stock

    Wal-Mart has agreed to buy fast-growing online retail newcomer Jet.com, which had launched with a splash a year ago when it announced its intention to challenge online leader Amazon. Wal-Mart is paying $3 billion in cash and another $300 million in stock. The deal announced Monday underscores how serious Wal-Mart is about igniting its online business.

  • Hillary Clinton Jul 13, 2016

    Mattel Unveils New President, Vice President Barbies

    A ticket consisting of Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren appears extremely unlikely, but the world’s biggest toymaker wants girls to get used to the idea of the nation’s top leadership consisting of women, announcing Wednesday the introduction of President Barbie and Vice President Barbie.

  • Las Vegas Mar 26, 2016

    Netflix Admits Downgrading Video Quality on Some Phones

    Netflix said it had been lowering the quality of its video for customers watching its service on wireless networks such as AT&T and Verizon Communications for more than five years, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Reuters reports the company also said it does not downgrade videos for T-Mobile and Sprint users because they had “more consumer friendly policies,” the...

  • CEO Oct 9, 2015

    Pressure Builds on Paul Ryan to Run for House Speaker

    The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post. “I’ve talked with Paul Ryan. He’s talking to people. I think he’d make a great speaker,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said Friday morning as he...

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