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  • Student finds loophole to pass first test of the semester, to teacher’s delight
    Reb Beatty(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- When a Maryland community college student saw on his syllabus that he could bring a “3x5 card” to an exam, he saw a key loophole and took advantage of the opportunity.Elijah Bowen’s professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Reb Beatty, told students that they could bring ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 24, 2017
  • Uber considers next steps after losing license to operate in London
    Uber(LONDON) – Uber’s general manager in London wants to “know what we can do” after the company lost its license to operate in the city.Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times that while the company hasn't "been asked to make any changes, we'd like to know what we can do.""That requires ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 24, 2017
  • Facebook nixes plan to create new class of stock
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Facebook is dropping a plan to create a class of non-voting stock.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the plan was intended to allow him to fund his philanthropic efforts by selling stock while still continuing to control the company. But he said Facebook has been ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 23, 2017
  • Uber loses license to operate in London
    iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- London is putting the brakes on Uber. The ride-hailing company won't be issued a new license to operate in London, according to Transport for London (TfL). TfL said Uber, whose current license would expire by Sept. 30, was not fit to hold a private-hire operator license due to ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 22, 2017
  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg vows to combat election interference
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After months of stonewalling, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg agreed to turn over more than 3,000 Russian-linked political ads that ran during last year’s election campaign to Congress.In his remarks, made in a Facebook Live post from his personal account, Zuckerberg said the company “recently uncovered ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 21, 2017
  • Couple quits jobs and travels the world, ending with book deal and marriage proposal
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A couple that wanted to follow their passions in life took a leap of faith.Kyle James and Ashley Grigsby of North Carolina quit their jobs in 2015 and set off for New York City before heading on a worldwide adventure. They booked a one-way ticket to ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 21, 2017
  • Record closes on Wall Street as Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged for now
    tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Little movement on Wall Street, but record-setting closes for two major indices on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve announces no change in interest rates.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 41.79 to end the day at 22,412.59. That marked the 42nd record-high this year for the Dow.The Nasdaq ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 20, 2017
  • Woman wins $133M Powerball jackpot after playing the same numbers for 30 years
    Sean Gladwell/Hemera/Thinkstock(GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.) -- One Colorado woman's persistence finally paid off after 30 years of playing the exact same lottery numbers -- she won a $133.2 million Powerball jackpot.Judy Finchum, 67, purchased a winning Advance Play ticket on Saturday, her dog Tillie's birthday, and woke up stunned to see ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 20, 2017
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘encouraged’ by President Trump’s movement on ‘Dreamers’
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is “encouraged” by President Donald Trump’s discussions with Democrats to protect the status of “Dreamers,” the thousands of young unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.“I think it’s really important for everybody to understand, these folks came to the ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 19, 2017
  • Controversial fight decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Large bets for for Gennady Golovkn's title fight against Canelo Alvarez have to be refunded after a controversial decision left bettors and bookmakers disappointed. Oddsmakers believed Golovkin had won the fight heading into the decision. But when the decision was announced, judge Adelaide Byrd had ... read more
    BusinessSeptember 18, 2017