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  • Inside first global anti-Airbnb conference: Huge French fines, NYC raids
    Airbnb, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- France is on track to slap serious penalties on hosts and platforms for illegal short-term rentals including Airbnb or HomeAway, the latest salvo between a major city struggling to fight the unregulated industry of renting out private homes.French President Emmanuel Macron is poised to sign the ... read more
    BusinessNovember 20, 2018
  • Think beyond Black Friday for travel deals
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Along with the electronics, clothing and big-box items people wait all year to buy on Black Friday, now's also the time to score big savings on travel.The good news for fliers is that airfare sales will extend beyond Friday, and deals will be available on both Cyber ... read more
    BusinessNovember 20, 2018
  • Have a robot hold your spot at the mall — even on Black Friday
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The first official shopping day of the holiday season, Black Friday, is close at hand, and with it comes the headache of finding a parking spot at the mall.Unless your local mall has MyPark robots. The devices can be deployed essentially with the swipe of an app: ... read more
    BusinessNovember 20, 2018
  • French bank Societe Generale agrees to pay $1.3 billion for sanctions violations
    Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York charged French investment bank Societe Generale with conspiring to violate the Trading with the Enemy Act for processing billions of dollars in transactions for Cuban banks. Societe Generale agreed to pay a $1.3 billion fine as part ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • Girlboss panelists discuss the top career mistakes women make and how to avoid them
    Hannah Bronfman at the Girlboss Rally. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GirlBoss Rally NYC 2018(NEW YORK) -- Over a 1,000 women from 31 countries gathered in New York City this weekend for the GirlBoss Rally, a two-day women's career and networking conference organized by Sophia Amoruso's Girlboss platform.The GirlBoss Rally featured ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • Amazon to start delivering fresh, full-sized Christmas trees
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Starting Monday you can not only order all your holiday presents on Amazon, but also get a full-sized, fresh Christmas tree delivered to your doorstep as well.The tech site CNET and Good Morning America got a first look at the process.“Everything is easy to order on Amazon, ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • Nissan chairman, representative director arrested on fraud charges
    Nissan(TOKYO) -- Nissan Motor's chairman and another top executive have been arrested in Japan on fraud charges.In a statement Monday, Nissan said an internal investigation found that for several years its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and representative director, Greg Kelly, “have been reporting compensation amounts in the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • Target, Macy’s and Old Navy among stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you're more committed to stuffing your shopping bag than your face, then check out all the stores open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday below.Turkey day hours can get confusing with special doorbuster deals bleeding into Black Friday, so make sure to check your store's location to ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • Generation Y can’t even with “Monopoly for Millenials”
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Monopoly is targeting millennials and actual millennials are sounding off.On the box, Mr. Monopoly appears to be snapping a selfie while wearing a participation award and ear buds. The mascot is also holding some sort of coffee drink, arguably poking fun at millennials' love for lattes.The board ... read more
    BusinessNovember 19, 2018
  • New definition of kilogram ditches old metal object for natural constants
    iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Scientists from 60 countries voted in a historic event in Versailles, France on Friday to change the definition of the kilogram, basing it on electric currents rather than a single solid object. The decision, made at the General Conference on Weights and Measurements, will retire the object known ... read more
    BusinessNovember 16, 2018