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March 07, 2019 - 11:15 am
(SEATTLE) -- Amazon is on the defense after a group of working mothers at Amazon — have waged an internal campaign for the company to provide backup day care. The group of over 1800 women, who call themselves Momazonians, has been collecting anecdotal evidence about how the lack of day care support...
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March 07, 2019 - 10:30 am
(WASHINGTON) -- In announcing the largest Justice Department sweep ever of elder fraud cases on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr highlighted an example of how the scams work and how DOJ is cracking down on them: When 95-year-old William Webster picked up the phone, on the other end was...
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March 07, 2019 - 10:02 am
(NEW YORK) -- Actress Yara Shahidi is being honored with her very own Barbie doll. The Grown-ish star is one of many role models who will be part of Mattel's "Shero" program in doll form, which launched in 2015. In celebration of Barbie's 60th anniversary and International Women’s Day on March 8,...
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Disney Parks
March 07, 2019 - 9:34 am
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- The opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge have been announced. Bog Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, shared the dates from the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in St Louis, Missouri. In Disneyland, the opening date is May 31, 2019. At Walt...
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March 07, 2019 - 6:08 am
(BEND, Ore.) -- You may still have a late fee for that DVD you rented in 2010 if -- and only if -- you belong to the Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon. At the end of March, the last Blockbuster video in Australia will close, leaving the Oregon outpost of the once-dominant brand the lone survivor,...
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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. Zuckerberg laid out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can't read. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, announced the shift...
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March 06, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Two companies have been indicted on federal charges after a 2016 mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors allege caused more than 140 people to seek medical treatment. The U.S. attorney's office announced Wednesday that Midwest Grain Products...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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March 06, 2019 - 4:13 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Legendary "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek shared the news on YouTube, telling his fans, "I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our 'Jeopardy...
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March 06, 2019 - 2:36 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg presented his vision for the future of Facebook as a "a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform" on Wednesday after years of scrutiny from advocacy groups, users and politicians following privacy breaches and scandals. "I understand that...
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