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Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country’s online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. Read More

Sean Hannity has our full support, says Fox News


Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Fox News Channel said today that it was as surprised as anyone to learn that Sean Hannity shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump but that its popular prime-time host “continues to have our full support.” Read More

Toys `R’ Us rejects rescue offer for some stores

Toys “R” Us Inc. has turned away an offer from the founder of MGA Entertainment Inc. to keep some of its North American stores open, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Read More
 
 

Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said today, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. Read More

Canadian pharmacy fined $34M for illegal imports

An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada’s largest was fined $34 million for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States, a sentence that one advocacy group called too light for such a heinous crime. Read More

JPMorgan posts record profit as banks benefit from tax law

Three of America’s biggest banks reported higher profits this week, with a huge assist from the tax law passed late last year. JPMorgan reported a record quarterly profit, while Citigroup and Wells Fargo topped analyst expectations. Read More

Farmers employ artificial intelligence to monitor cows

A Dutch company has married two technologies — motion sensors and AI — with the aim of bringing the barnyard into the 21st century. The company, Connecterra, has brought its IDA system , or “The Intelligent Dairy Farmer’s Assistant,” to the United States after having piloted it in Europe for several years. Read More

Backpage.com founder freed on $1M bond in case over sex ads

A founder of the classified advertising site Backpage.com was released from custody after spending a week in jail on charges alleging that he knowingly published ads for sexual services and money laundering. Read More

National Enquirer paid $30K for another salacious Trump tip


Updated on  April 12, 2018 at 11:14 am
Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she’d had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid’s parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul’s New York City buildings. Read More

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