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Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

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Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations today to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. Read More

Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Read More
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Farmers fret and wait as U.S.-China trade war escalates

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Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. Read More

Mark Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media. Read More
 

Satellite imagery company launches wildfire twitter feed

A new tool for visualizing and tracking wildfires from the sky was launched on twitter today by a New Mexico-based startup company, in an effort that combines super-computing capabilities with satellite imagery. Read More
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Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffs

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Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next fight. He is targeting a product at the heart of the American experience: cars. Read More
 

Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. Read More

Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Read More
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European Union fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

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European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant today, fining Google a record $5 billion today for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ effects company gets private-equity backing

Pixomondo, the visual-effects company credited with the award-winning dragons in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is selling a majority stake to U.K. private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners. Read More

Twitter suspended 58M accounts in 4th quarter of 2017

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017. The figure highlights the company’s newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accountsin the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Read More

Amazon pokes fun at glitches, says tech gadgets popular

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better. Read More
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Stepping down was a ‘mistake,’ Papa John’s founder now says

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Papa John’s founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn’t know how to handle a “crisis based on misinformation” and that he made a “mistake” in agreeing to step down as chairman. Read More

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

A Dutch company that presented the world’s first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants starting in 2021. Read More
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MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims and argues it isn’t liable

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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. Read More

New tariffs could hurt tilapia’s popularity

Tilapia’s rise to ubiquity across U.S. restaurants and seafood aisles over the past decade has been rapid. Now that the Trump administration has targeted Chinese seafood with a 10 percent tariff, its golden age may be coming to an end. Read More

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