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March 08, 2019 - 8:21 am
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added just 20,000 jobs to their payrolls in February, the Labor Department reported Friday morning, a sharp drop from the 311,000 jobs added the previous month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said employment in professional and business services, health care and...
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March 08, 2019 - 7:42 am
(NEW YORK) -- She arrived at the 1959 New York Toy Fair in a striped bathing suit donning red lipstick and her trademark blonde pony tail. And after 60 years, it is Barbie who continues to touch the lives of young girls as the doll befriends children in households across the country. Manufactured...
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March 08, 2019 - 7:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- Women are less aggressive than men when they apply for jobs -- applying for fewer positions and asking for help less frequently -- according to a new LinkedIn survey. The study builds on a benchmark internal report from Hewlett Packard that found women tend to apply for a new job only...
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March 08, 2019 - 5:44 am
(NEW YORK) -- When Michelle Lugones and her husband, Marcus Siezing, shopped for eggs at their local Whole Foods in TriBeCa, New York, they say they sought a product consistent with their values about the humane treatment of animals and were drawn to the images of happy hens luxuriating in green...
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March 08, 2019 - 5:44 am
(ALPHA, N.J.) -- The winner of the $273 million Mega Millions jackpot in New Jersey very nearly lost the chance of a lifetime. Mike Weirsky of Alpha, New Jersey, bought $10 in tickets one morning at the QuickChek in Phillipsburg and put the tickets down to put his money away, he said during a...
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March 08, 2019 - 4:45 am
(NEW YORK) -- You can soon re-do your interior design whenever you want with your favorite West Elm pieces -- without having to commit to buying them. Whether you got rid of all your extraneous home goods when Marie Kondo-ing your home or you're just looking for a seasonal refresh, you can soon...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company's data handling and potential antitrust action. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook wants...
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March 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is tackling rampant misinformation campaigns about vaccines on its platforms. The company will both fight the proliferation of false information about vaccines in its News Feed, ads, on Instagram or suggested content. It will also try to provide context and correct...
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March 07, 2019 - 2:04 pm
(NEW YORK) -- That’s Tim Apple to you, pal. One day after President Donald Trump slipped up and called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” during a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the White House, the tech executive had a bit of fun at the president’s expense. Cook changed his...
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March 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen has filed a lawsuit in New York court seeking payment for legal fees that he claims he is owed by the Trump Organization. In the suit, Cohen claims the company is in breach of contract and had previously agreed...
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