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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:06:00 GMT

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Meg Whitman stepping down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:31:00 GMT

Whitman, one of the highest-profile women in U.S. business and Silicon Valley, said in September that she was committed to the company for the long term.171121-meg-whitman-ew-617p.jpgMeg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in November 2015.Antonio Neri speaks during the HP Discover 2017 Conference at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on June 6, 2016, in Las Vegas.

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The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:06:00 GMT

Tech companies are vowing not to go down without a fight, as the FCC plans to pull the plug on a 'free' internet.FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testify at a House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 24, 2015.

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Lawmakers eye a mild crackdown on Facebook

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:13:00 GMT

There are new calls in Congress for stronger federal regulation of Facebook, possibly requiring greater transparency and disclosures for digital political ads.The sun rises behind the sign at the entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch in 2012.Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) looks on as Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) speaks during a press conference to introduce the 'Honest Ads Act,' on Capitol Hill, Oct. 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. The legislation is designed to increase the transparency of political ads on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.From left, Colin Stretch, general counsel for Facebook, Sean Edgett, acting general counsel for Twitter, and Richard Salgado, director of law enforcement and information security at Google, are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions related to Russian use of social media on Nov. 1, 2017.The sun rises behind the sign at the entrance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch in 2012.Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed at a House Intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1.

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Can Uber trust the hackers who deleted the stolen data?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:22:56 GMT

Uber is confident the hackers kept their word - but security experts say it is impossible to know whether something has ever truly been deleted.The logo of the ride sharing service Uber is seen in front of its headquarters on Aug. 26, 2016 in San Francisco.The logo of the ride sharing service Uber is seen in front of its headquarters on Aug. 26, 2016 in San Francisco.

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Here's how your Thanksgiving travel is going to pan out

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:32:08 GMT

Almost 51 million Americans are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving break — and new security rules at the airport could slow things down even more.Railroad travelers and commuters make their way through Union Station in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. As tens of millions of Americans take to the roads, airports and railways for the Thanksgiving holiday, many are hoping to take a break from the rancor and division of the presidential election and focus instead on family and tradition.Nearly 51 million people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving.

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Here are the men accused of sexual misconduct since Weinstein

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:03:44 GMT

Television host Charlie Rose, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush and Jeffrey Tambor 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.Harvey Weinstein speaks at the "Lion" press junket during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on Sept/ 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" on Oct. 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.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.Director Oliver Stone attends the premiere of the film "Snowden" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Sept. 13.Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005.Chef John Besh attends a benefit in New York in 2015.James Toback attends the New York premiere of the HBO documentary film "Night Will Fall" on Jan. 15, 2015 in New York City.Leon Wieseltier poses for a photograph on June 9, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.Terry Richardson sits in the front row at New York Fashion Week in 2017.Former President George H.W. Bush poses for a photo with the cast of AMC's series TURN on March, 29, 2014 in Houston.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.Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play "Clarence Darrow" on May 24, 2017 in New York.Former Associated Press Vice President and Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes in 2015. Jeremy Piven attends the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017.Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, California on Aug. 2, 2017.Brett Ratner arrives at Wolfgang Puck's in Beverly Hills in 2017.Ed Westwick arrives at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2017.American actor Steven Seagal in Moscow.Louis C.K. at Madison Square Garden in 2016.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.Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2011.Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" special screening in Los Angeles in April, 2017.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.Charlie Rose speaks during the 2015 Winter TCA Tour on Jan. 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

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This is the smartest, fastest way to park your car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:57:00 GMT

Many common parking practices, such as circling to find a space closest to the entrance, waste time, according to research.

Uber paid hackers, hid data breach affecting 57 million people

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:50:00 GMT

The cyber incident happened a year ago and included the driver's license numbers of 600,000 drivers, according to Uber's CEO.An Uber sign is seen in a car in New York on June 30, 2015.An Uber sign is seen in a car in New York on June 30, 2015.

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It's not Black Friday yet — but the price slashing has begun

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:40:00 GMT

Black Friday sales are expected to hit $682 billion this year, prompting some retailers to get a jump start on collecting their share.Shoppers reach out for television sets as they compete to purchase retail items on Black Friday, Nov. 25, at a store in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Want to save big on holiday shopping? Try a 'spending-to-do list'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:18:00 GMT

Do this one thing to cross everything off your list and avoid splurging during the holidays.Writing down everything you plan to purchase allows you to be deliberate about how you spend your money.

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'Skinny' health plans confuse consumers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:16:22 GMT

Limited benefit health plans, aka skinny plans, may be cheap but they don't cover much, are not real health insurance and they're confusing consumers.The website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington.The website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington.

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Big media merger talks herald new era of TV

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:49:00 GMT

Facing an onslaught of competition from internet companies like Netflix and YouTube, the big media companies have decided they need a makeover.The 21st Century Fox Studios building in Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 2017.The 21st Century Fox Studios building in Los Angeles.

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How a laid-off dad built the "Instant Pot," one of the internet's favorite cooking tools

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:36:00 GMT

An official Instant Pot Facebook group for sharing recipes has attracted more than 750,000 members.Robert Wang stands next to his line of Instant Pot multi-cookers.

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Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:39:00 GMT

The Department of Justice said it will file a lawsuit in federal court to challenge the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger.People pass an AT&T store in New York's Times Square on Oct. 21, 2014.

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Fed chair Janet Yellen to step down

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:32:00 GMT

Yellen's decision to quit the board leaves four spots open, paving the way for President Donald Trump to further reshape the nation's monetary policymaking.Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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Keystone XL pipeline gets approval from Nebraska regulator

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:16:45 GMT

The Keystone XL pipeline was approved by a Nebraska regulator on Monday, but the commission nixed TransCanada's preferred route and approved an alternate one.A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska March 10, 2014.A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska March 10, 2014.

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Without Cordray at the helm, consumer watchdogs worry CFPB could be set adrift

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:10:18 GMT

After CFPB director Richard Cordray resigned, there is concern that the agency created in the wake of the financial crisis could see its mission undermined.A sign warning of predatory payday lenders leans up against a chair during a speech by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, in Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 26, 2015.Rich Cordray

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5 signs you're appreciated at work

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:04:00 GMT

Studies show that employees who feel valued and appreciated can be up to 50 percent more productive (and happier).Verbal praise is one of the simplest and most effective forms of appreciation.

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Six ways to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:54:00 GMT

From special discounts to events, six experts give insider tips on how to make the most of Small Business Saturday.

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Tesla unveils a big rig that handles like a sports car

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:03:00 GMT

Tesla's long-awaited electric semi truck was unveiled Thursday — but hidden in the 18-wheeler was a Roadster billed as the world's fastest production car.The Tesla Roadster will hit 100 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and top out "above 250 mph," according to CEO Elon Musk.

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New Tesla Roadster upstages rollout of electric big-rig

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:53:00 GMT

New Tesla Roadster upstages rollout of electric big-rig truckTesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California, on Nov. 16, 2017.Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California, on Nov. 16, 2017.

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Big leak closes Keystone Pipeline in several states

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:10:23 GMT

The leak comes four days before Nebraska officials are scheduled to vote on whether to approve a 275-mile-long pipeline extension through the state.Keystone Pipeline pump station

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Russian troll reveals 'merry-go-round of lies'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:26:00 GMT

In a nondescript concrete building secured by camouflaged guards and turnstiles, trolls worked around the clock to spread misinformation online.Vitaly Bespalov, 26, was a Russian "troll" spreading propaganda online.Vitaly Bespalov, 26, was a Russian "troll" spreading propaganda online.55 Savushkina Street in St. Petersburg, Russia, a location used by the Internet Research Agency .

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Sinclair's growing conservative TV network gets FCC help

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:21:00 GMT

With FCC help, Sinclair Broadcasting's plan to create a near-national network of conservative local TV stations is moving closer to reality.Sinclair Broadcast Group's David Smith speaks at panel at the National Association of Broadcasters Show alongside Pat LaPlatney with Raycom Media and Harry A. Jessell of NewsCheckMedia in Nov. 2016.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington in June.Boris Epshteyn stands along the side of the briefing room at the White House in February.Sinclair's David Smith, left, speaks on a panel at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in November 2016.

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Don't drop it! Shocking repair prices for the iPhone X

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:36:00 GMT

Repairing a damaged iPhone X could set you back $549 - more than half the retail price of that phone.Square Trade tested the X and found it to be the “most breakable” iPhone it’s ever tested. It scored 90 out of 100 points, making it a “high risk” model. The Samsung Note8, which scored an 80, had previously held been named “the most fragile phone” on the market.

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