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April 13, 2018 - 4:53 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street finished Friday in the red as bank stocks took a hit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 122.91 (-0.50 percent) to finish the session at 24,360.14. The Nasdaq dipped 33.60 (-0.47 percent) to close at 7,106.65, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,656.30, down...
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April 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm
(TRENTON, N.J.) -- Richard Wahl rarely plays Mega Millions -- in fact, he's only ever bought a ticket twice in his life, he said. But that second time, the Vernon, New Jersey, resident hit the jackpot. Wahl, 47, scored the $533 million Mega Millions prize with a sole ticket he said he decided to...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:36 am
(FRISCO, Texas) -- The founder and chief executive officer of Backpage.com, a website linked to human trafficking, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiring to facilitate prostitution and money laundering. Carl Ferrer, 57, of Frisco, Texas, will face a maximum of five years in prison. Part...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:10 pm
(CUPERTINO, Calif.) -- Apple's spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California, is adorned in solar panels, a testament to the company's pledge to power its facility with 100 percent renewable energy. “We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re...
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United Airlines
April 11, 2018 - 10:02 am
(CHICAGO) -- An aviation officer who was fired for dragging a passenger from his seat off a United Airlines plane last year is suing his former employer, claiming that he had not been trained to deal with unruly passengers. Former Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Officer James Long was one of...
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April 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Reddit has banned 944 accounts, suspected to be of Russian origin, for spreading propaganda and misinformation on its platform. In a blog post, the company announced Tuesday that these accounts have suspicious characteristics that suggest they originate from the Russian Internet...
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Facebook
April 10, 2018 - 6:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook started rolling out a feature on Monday that will notify users -- possibly as many as 87 million -- who may have had their personal data compromised by political firm Cambridge Analytica. There's also a way to check manually. The social media platform is working to place a...
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