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  • US-China trade war could hit American pet owners in the wallet
    iStock/Chalabala(NEW YORK) -- U.S. pet owners could soon feel the impact of America's intensifying trade war with China deep down in their pockets. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. And China's Finance Ministry responded by placing a tariff on ... read more
    BusinessMay 19, 2019
  • Lyft says drivers tampering with surge pricing could be booted
    Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Lyft said that riders who tamper with surge pricing face being deactivated after a report revealed that ridehsare drivers at a Washington D.C. airport coordinated to boost fares. The statement came after a report from ABC affiliate WJLA alleging that Lyft and Uber drivers at Reagan ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • 3 money-saving travel sites you can’t afford to miss
    Pruvo(NEW YORK) -- Memorial Day is fast approaching and with it, the unofficial start of the summer travel season. If you haven't booked your summer vacation yet, here are three sites worth checking out. Pruvo Pruvo turns hotel booking on its head by saving the consumer money after they've already ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • Facebook bans Israeli company that it says tried to manipulate elections in Africa, Asia
    Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook has banned an Israeli company and taken down hundreds of its accounts that were aimed at manipulating elections in Africa and southeast Asia, the company announced on Thursday. The social media company said that the Israeli company, Archimedes Group, tried to conceal its identity in setting ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • NASCAR champion Joey Logano teaches journalist how to drive stick
    Ford(CONCORD, N.C.) -- Learning to drive a car with manual transmission is intimidating no matter what the circumstances. I was about to get a lesson in driving stick from Joey Logano, the reigning NASCAR champion. We were parked in an empty lot on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in Concord, North ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • Queen Elizabeth II is hiring! Her majesty is looking for a social media expert
    Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II -- who made headlines earlier this year when she published her first Instagram post -- is now looking for someone to bring her even more into the digital age. The Royal Household has posted a job for a digital communications ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • Restaurant forgives employee who mistakenly served $5,700 bottle of vintage wine
    Instants/iStock(LONDON) -- We've all made mistakes at work, though some are more costly than others. The next time you mess up, however, you'll be hoping your boss is just as forgiving as the owners of Hawksmoor Manchester steakhouse in the U.K., who said, "We love you anyway" to the employee ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • Family’s lawsuit against Riddell following son’s death will go to trial, judge rules
    Courtesy Hamblin family(NEW YORK) -- A lawsuit against football helmet manufacturer Riddell, filed by the family of a 22-year-old who suffered a seizure and drowned while fishing, will go forward, a judge in Ohio has ruled. The family claims their son's death was a result of brain damage suffered due ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • MGM might pay $800M to settle lawsuits from Las Vegas shooting that killed 58
    anouchka/iStock(LAS VEGAS) -- MGM Resorts said on Thursday it may pay as much as $800 million in liabilities tied to the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 800. The company, which owns Mandalay Bay, from which Stephen Paddock fired on a crowd ... read more
    BusinessMay 17, 2019
  • SAT will include more context about a students’ background using new tool
    undefined undefined/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The College Board has announced it’s going to start giving more context about a student's background that will accompany their SAT exam score during the college admissions process based on various factors – including some outside of the classroom – in an effort to increase diversity.The ... read more
    BusinessMay 16, 2019