Marketing and advertising

August 10, 2019 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire "The Hunt," in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a...
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A TuffyPack ballistic shield sits on top of a backpack it will be inserted into before a shooting demonstration at the Shiloh Shooting Range, Friday, August 9, 2019, in Houston. The company produces some bullet-resistant backpacks but the bulk of the business is in removable ballistic shields that are inserted in backpacks. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 09, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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July 31, 2019 - 3:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team's global workforce of 1,200 people. The move, announced Monday, July 29, 2019, follows a leadership shake-up in June when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi combined the company's marketing, communications and policy teams. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team's global workforce of 1,200 people. The move, announced Monday, follows a leadership shake-up in June when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi combined the company's marketing, communications and policy teams...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a woman walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 25, 2019 - 6:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst expectations for the second quarter Thursday, sending its shares up sharply as it bounced back from a rough first quarter. The company comforted investors with advertising revenue growth that edged out last quarter and assurances that video...
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks to the media at a news conference following closing arguments in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Monday, July 15, 2019, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 15, 2019 - 3:27 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Hunter said the New...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro gestures during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 01, 2019 - 2:33 am
MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates. Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it plans to make advertisements for U.S. jobs and credit products searchable for all users. The databases expand on a legal settlement reached in March over discrimination blamed on Facebook’s highly customized ad-targeting. An internal civil rights report Facebook published Sunday, June 30, 2019 says that database will be ready by year’s end. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 30, 2019 - 10:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users following a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination on its platform. The plan disclosed in an internal report Sunday voluntarily expands on a commitment the...
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In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 photo, Christy Banda, a representative for the Jack Herer cannabis company, displays their latest marijuana flower during the networking expo, WeedCon West 2019 in Los Angeles. Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products. The state has been under pressure by the legal industry to do...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges...
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