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Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:24:36 GMT

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Net neutrality supporters vow a reboot after FCC pulls plug

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:47:00 GMT

State attorneys general said they would sue to overturn the FCC's vote to roll back "net neutrality" as advocates said the decision threatens the open internet.Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building to protest the end of 'net neutrality' rules Thursday in Washington.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at an FCC meeting in Washington on Nov. 16.

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Disney pays billions for Fox's big names

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:31:00 GMT

Disney is hoping to own as much entertainment and sports as it can get, and then deliver it on TV, in theaters and through its direct-to-consumer streaming video system.Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger and Fox owner Rupert Murdoch in London.Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger and Fox owner Rupert Murdoch in London, shown in a Disney photograph.

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U.S. considers ending rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:24:36 GMT

The federal government is considering the end of a rule granting employment authorization to certain holders of H-4 visas, granted to spouses of H-1B recipientsA segment of a US visa.

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Today we say goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:10:00 GMT

AOL Instant Messenger, the program beloved by '90s kids and people who really didn't want to talk to their co-workers, retires today.An AOL Inc. Instant Messenger inflatable logo sits in the company's headquarters in New York in 2011.

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How small businesses can use Amazon to their advantage

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:55:21 GMT

Nutpods vegan coffee creamer is a hot seller on Amazon. Here's how it created a thriving national business in just two years.Madeline Haydon, founder of Nutpods, perfected the first recipe of her increasingly popular non-dairy creamer on her kitchen counter.Madeline Haydon, founder of Nutpods, perfected the first recipe of her increasingly popular non-dairy creamer on her kitchen counter.Former Amazon leader, Peter Kearns says reviews are essential to Amazon marketplace success.

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Here are the men accused of sexual misconduct since Weinstein

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:43:08 GMT

Tavis Smily, Morgan Spurlock, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose have become the latest public figures to be accused of sexual misconduct.Harvey Weinstein arrives for a screening at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 24, 2013.Director Morgan Spurlock speaks on stage during at the 14th annual Dubai International Film Festival on Dec. 11, 2017.Tavis Smiley officiates Courting Justice: Little Rock, Arkansas at Central Arkansas Library Ron Robinson Theatre on Sept. 23, 2016.From left, NFL Network's Heath Evans, Ike Taylor and Marshall Faulk.Ryan Lizza attends The 2009 New Yorker Festival: The Political Scene at City Winery on October 17, 2009 in New York.Celebrity chef Mario Batali speaks during an interview at his restaurant, Del Posto, in New York on April 11, 2006.James Levine, then-Boston Symphony Orchestra music director, conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox., Massachusetts on July 7, 2006. Matt Lauer on NBC News' 'Today.'Charlie Rose speaks during the 2015 Winter TCA Tour on Jan. 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California.Glenn Thrush, chief White House political correspondent for the The New York Times, works in the briefing room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 24, 2017.Russell Simmons presents the Vanguard Award at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California on Feb. 6, 2015.Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" special screening in Los Angeles in April, 2017.Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2011.Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg speaks onstage at The Executive Producers' panel discussion during the CW portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Aug. 11, 2016.Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally on Sept. 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama.Louis C.K. at Madison Square Garden in 2016.American actor Steven Seagal in Moscow.Ed Westwick arrives at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2017.Brett Ratner arrives at Wolfgang Puck's in Beverly Hills in 2017.Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, California on Aug. 2, 2017.Jeremy Piven attends the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017.Former Associated Press Vice President and Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes in 2015. Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play "Clarence Darrow" on May 24, 2017 in New York.In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, author and producer Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.Former President George H.W. Bush poses for a photo with the cast of AMC's series TURN on March, 29, 2014 in Houston.Terry Richardson sits in the front row at New York Fashion Week in 2017.Leon Wieseltier poses for a photograph on June 9, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.James Toback attends the New York premiere of the HBO documentary film "Night Will Fall" on Jan. 15, 2015 in New York City.Chef John Besh attends a benefit in New York in 2015.Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005.Director Oliver Stone attends the premiere of the film "Snowden" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Sept. 13.Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, poses during Amazon's premiere screening of the TV series "Transparent" at the Ace Hotel on September 15, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles.Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" on Oct. 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.Harvey Weinstein speaks at the "Lion" press junket during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on Sept/ 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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How to make the most of those 10 minutes between meetings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:36:44 GMT

Wasted time may be a thing of the past.Use those ten and 20 minute blocks of time between meetings to cross important tasks off your list.

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Prosecutors hope to cash in on $8.5M in bitcoin from opioid ring

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million.Bitcoins.Bitcoins.Federal agents say Aaron Michael Shamo was manufacturing thousands of opioid pain medication pills a day to sell illegally from his home.

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The FCC just stopped regulating equal access to the internet

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:19:00 GMT

The FCC meeting was evacuated "on advice of security," before the net neutrality repeal passed.Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), pauses while speaking during an open meeting in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 16, 2017. The FCC plans to vote in December to kill the net neutrality rules passed during the Obama era.

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Black passenger removed from Delta flight files bias lawsuit

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:33:00 GMT

Kima Hamilton, who is black, alleges that Delta Air Lines wouldn't have violated his civil rights during a flight in April if he were white.Kima Hamilton speaks during an interview in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. A passenger was allegedly removed off a Delta flight from Atlanta to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 18 after he used a restroom as the plane taxied for takeoff, according to a series of videos posted to YouTube and a blogpost from the passenger who filmed them.

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Disney to buy Fox in $52B historic Hollywood merger

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT

The deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox marks a historic union of Hollywood heavyweights.The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger will retain his position until 2021 as part of the mega-merger.

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Don't fade away: Five ways to stay relevant in business

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:01:24 GMT

Staying on top of business trends is essential to staying relevant in business. Here are five ways managers keep themselves current and well-informed.

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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo in fake-account scandal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:06:00 GMT

The tribe said in federal court documents that the bank targeting minors, the elderly and members who speak limited English to sign up for unneeded accounts.A Wells Fargo branch in Golden, Colorado.A Wells Fargo branch in Golden, Colorado.

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Fed hikes interest rates for third time this year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:11:00 GMT

The Federal Reserve announced it will raise interest rates for the third time this year.Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after the central bank announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate on Dec. 14.Federal Reserve Board chair Janet Yellen testifies before Congress on November 17, 2016.

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Anderson Cooper says Trump taunt on Twitter wasn't him

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:58:00 GMT

The Trump-bashing tweet was in response to the president's Twitter post commenting on Tuesday night's Senate race in Alabama.Anderson Cooper attends an event in New York in May 2016.

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Why did Pepsi just order 100 Tesla electric big rigs?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:55:57 GMT

Pepsi's order of 100 Tesla semi trucks brings reservations to date to 267 Tesla trucks, according to one tally.Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks about new Autopilot features during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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Treasury Department releases one sheet on GOP tax plan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:21:00 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had previously said that "over 100 people" within the department were working on a detailed analysis.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington. The Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. At left is BEP Director Leonard Olijar.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills.

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Name that iTune: Apple buys Shazam

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:18:06 GMT

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.A customer takes a selfie with a new Iphone 7 exhibited at Puerta del Sol Apple Store the day the company launches their Iphone 7 and 7 Plus on September 16, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.Have you heard the news?

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Work smart: Create a collaborative environment

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:13:29 GMT

Having a team that can work together and communicate effectively is essential to a successful business.

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4 ways to get out of debt faster

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:06:00 GMT

Get a jump-start on your 2018 financial resolutions with these digital apps and tools.A golden rule of personal finance is to spend less than you make, but sometimes, credit cards can tempt people into doing just the opposite.

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'The greatest place a chef can cook' to host dinner with former prisoners

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:17:00 GMT

Former prisoners are cooking up a new future through a Cleveland culinary program — and will show off their chops at 'the greatest place a chef can cook.'Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute provides formerly incarcerated men and women with culinary training in a high-end restaurant featuring classic French cuisine.Marley Kichinka, trainee, previously struggled with heroin addiction; at Edwins she discovered a passion for restaurant work.Paupiettes de mer, a classic French dish on the menu at Edwins, features grouper wrapped in crispy potatoes with haricot verts and beurre rouge.

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The most popular vehicle in the luxury market is ... a pickup truck?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:53:00 GMT

Premium brands have been racing loyalists by surprise — and the newest vehicle from Mercedes is none other than a pickup truck.The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup.The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup.Ford - America's truck leader - today pulls off the wraps of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited that sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truckers.

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Is it too late to invest in Bitcoin?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:56:00 GMT

Bitcoin: Nobody knows why it's up so much, but everyone wants in on the soaring virtual currency.A Bitcoin illustration on a motherboard.

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Will Trump's tax cuts finally lead to higher wages for workers?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:34:00 GMT

Despite a year of stock market gains and record corporate profits, workers still aren't seeing their wages grow. Will corporate tax cuts fix that?President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House Nov. 21, 2017 in Washington.

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How to survive (and succeed at) the company holiday party

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:02:00 GMT

How to succeed at your work party, even if you don't feel like going.According to a recent survey, 90 percent of employees would take a bonus or extra vacation days rather than attend their work holiday party.

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