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  • Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy, cancels non-disclosure agreements
    Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Dimension Films(NEW YORK) -- The Weinstein Company announced that it has filed for bankruptcy and is ending all non-disclosure agreements that have prevented victims of alleged sexual misconduct by disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein from speaking out publicly.On Monday, the company behind such Academy Award-winning films ... read more
    BusinessMarch 20, 2018
  • ‘The Crown’ producers apologize for pay gap between male and female leads
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LONDON) -- News broke last week that Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's "The Crown," was making a less-than-queenly salary when compared to her co-star Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip.The outrage led to a petition for Smith and the streaming giant to pony up the ... read more
    BusinessMarch 20, 2018
  • United Airlines suspends program for pets flying in cargo compartments
    Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A week after a string of incidents involving pets aboard its planes, United Airlines announced Tuesday that it will stop taking new reservations for pets required to fly in aircraft cargo compartments. PetSafe, United’s program for flying pets in cargo compartments, will be suspended indefinitely as ... read more
    BusinessMarch 20, 2018
  • Congress turns up heat on Facebook after allegations of data harvesting
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Congress is ratcheting up political pressure on Facebook after reports that a political data analytics firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign received personal data and information from up to 50 million profiles on the popular social networking site.Lawmakers involved in congressional investigations into Russian ... read more
    BusinessMarch 20, 2018
  • Trump bans Americans from investing in Venezuelan cryptocurrency
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits Americans from dealing in any form of digital currency from Venezuela on Monday, a day before that country's launch of a state-owned cryptocurrency called the "petro."The executive order prohibits "all transactions related to, provision of financing for, and other ... read more
    BusinessMarch 20, 2018
  • Delta apologizes after 8-week-old puppy sent to wrong location
    Delta Airlines(NEW YORK) -- Delta is the latest airline to experience a snafu involving the transport of a pet.In a post on Delta’s Facebook page, customer Josh Schlaich wrote about his experience with the airline after his new puppy was not delivered to him Saturday night.“Hey Delta, was supposed to ... read more
    BusinessMarch 19, 2018
  • Woman killed by self-driving Uber car identified, as company suspends testing
    Uber(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first case of a pedestrian death caused by an autonomous vehicle.The vehicle was in "autonomous mode at the time of the collision, with a vehicle ... read more
    BusinessMarch 19, 2018
  • Trump-linked analytics firm Cambridge Analytica used stolen data, ex-employee says
    ABC News(LONDON) -- A former Cambridge Analytica employee accused the data analytics firm of mishandling the personal information of more than 50 million Facebook users in an effort to help Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.Christopher Wylie, who helped found Cambridge and worked there until late 2014, told ABC News the ... read more
    BusinessMarch 19, 2018
  • Online grocery sales could reach $100 billion by 2022, researchers say
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Instead of taking a trip to a local grocery store, more and more consumers are opting to order essentials such as cereal, toothpaste or even apples from online retail giants.Walmart, for one, announced Wednesday that it is bolstering its grocery-delivery service to reach even more cities.The service, ... read more
    BusinessMarch 17, 2018
  • United Airlines flight diverted after dog ‘mistakenly’ placed on the plane
    United Airlines(ST. LOUIS) -- A third mishap involving a pet on a United Airlines flight has occurred in less than a week.A flight from Newark to St. Louis was diverted Thursday after the airline realized that a dog was "mistakenly" loaded onto the plane, United Airlines said in a statement.The ... read more
    BusinessMarch 16, 2018