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Ivanka Trump to Shut Down Her Fashion Company

(CNN) - Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion company. The president's daughter released a statement on Tuesday that says she wants to focus on her work in Washington. Ivanka Trump's company has been a source of controversy. The…

Facebook to Reveal Effect of Data Scandal

(CNN) - Investors will soon find out how durable Facebook is. Four months ago the social network site's market value plunged by tens of billions of dollars. That's when news broke that Cambridge Analytica got information from nearly 90-million…

Facebook Suspends Another Data Analytics Firm

(CNN) - Another data analytics firm is getting the boot by Facebook. Crimson Hexagon has been suspended from gathering information from the social media giant, pending an investigation. Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported Crimson Hexagon had contracts to…

Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Indicted

(CNN) - The man accused of a shooting spree inside a Maryland newsroom has been indicted. 38-year-old Jarod Ramos was indicted Friday by an Anne Arundel County jury on 23 charges, including five counts of murder. He also faces…

Wives Earning More $ Downplay their Income

(CNN) - Many married couples keep it under wraps, if the wife makes more money than her husband. That's according to two researchers who looked into Census data. They say both husbands and wives in those marriages will say…

AT&T Adds 3 Cities to 5G Mobile Service Plan

(CNN) - At&T announced another three cities getting 5G mobile service to this year: Charlotte, Raleigh, and Oklahoma City. The company plans to bring the next generation mobile service to a total of a dozen cities in 2018. The first…

Merck Pledges to Cut Prices for 7 Drugs

(CNN) - Another drug company is promising to cut prices on some medications. Merck says it will lower the price of Zepatier, a drug for Hepatitis-C, by 60%. It's also dropping the price of six other drugs, including Prinivil…

Poll: Minorities Report More Problems Voting

(CNN) - Hispanic and African-American voters are more likely to encounter problems voting. That's according to a recent poll on voter engagement conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. While most Americans say they have not experienced issues; some…

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won't Ban Holocaust Deniers

(CNN) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying controversial comments he made on Holocaust deniers. He said some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong." Zuckerberg, who is Jewish made his comments during an interview with…

Ford Recalls 550K Vehicles Over Rollaway Risk

(CNN) - Ford is recalling half-a-million vehicles. The company says they're at risk of rolling unexpectedly. The recall affects 2013 to 2016 Fusions and 2013 to 2014 Escapes. Ford says the problem is cushions called "bushings" that help reduce…

Novartis Recalls 12 Drugs Over Packaging Concerns

(CNN) - A pharmaceutical company wants patients to heed warnings about twelve recalled medications. Novartis recalled certain pills in blister card packages including Zofran and Donepezil. There is nothing wrong with the medicines themselves, the problem lies in the…

June Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Added

(CNN) - The June jobs report is out and for the first time in nearly a year, unemployment has gone up. Unemployment rose to 4% in June with more Americans entering the labor force looking for work. The economy…

Insurers aren't Running from Obamacare Anymore

(CNN) - Insurance companies are slowly getting back on board with Obamacare. According to the kaiser family foundation, more than a dozen insurers who tried to flee the Affordable Care Act exchanges, are coming back for 2019. Experts say…

Separated Parents Sue Immigration Officials

(CNN) - A small group of migrant parents separated from their children while crossing the border illegally are suing to get more communication with their kids. The three Central American parents are taking legal action against U.S. immigration officials.…

The Wage Gap Starts Earlier Than You Think

(CNN) - It turns out gender wage gaps starts earlier than you might think. In the workplace, the average woman earns 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, with women of color making even less. But that gap…

Puerto Rico:Judge Orders Fema Housing Aid Extension

(CNN) - The federal emergency management agency will keep footing the hotel bill for hurricane Maria victims. A judge ordered FEMA to keep paying hotel stays until July 24th. Last week the agency said it was going to end…

Deaths from Bacterial Disease in Puerto Rico Spike After Maria

(CNN) - Puerto Rico's own records list so many cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis that officials should have declared an "epidemic" or an "outbreak" after hurricane Maria instead of denying that one occurred. That's according to seven medical…

Gas Prices Hit July 4th High, Impact Airlines

(CNN) - When gas prices are high, you know it's summer-time and 4th of July! As it stands-the national average price for a gallon of unleaded is about $2.86. AAA reports that's about 63 cents higher than a year…

Hawaii to Ban Sunscreens that Harm Coral Reefs

(CNN) - Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals considered harmful to coral reefs. The chemicals in question: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, which are found in many…

San Francisco's Minimum Wage Hits $15

(CNN) - San Francisco's minimum wage hit $15.00 an hour on Sunday, making it the first major city in the U.S. to reach that mark. It's an increase from $14.00 San Francisco voters passed the initiative to raise the…

Seattle Bans Plastic Straws, Utensils

(CNN) - Seattle is taking major steps to reduce waste and be environmentally-friendly. The city has banned plastic straws and utensils at restaurants, grocery stores, cafeterias and similar businesses. Those who violate the ban face a $250.00 fine. Businesses…

AAA: Independence Day is One of the Most Deadly Travel Holidays

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (July 2, 2018) — While Independence Day celebrations are traditionally known for outdoor events, fireworks and family get-togethers, the iconic U.S. holiday has become notorious for crashes and fatalities on the road.   In 2016,…

NSA Dumps Mil+ Phone Records from Telecom Companies

(CNN) - The National Security Agency says it's deleting hundreds of millions of phone records collected since 2015. They're called "call detail records" or CDR's and the files come from American telecommunications companies. CDR's record details of phone calls,…

Planters Cheez Balls Coming Back to Stores

(CNN) - People across the country are drooling over the return of Planters 'Cheez Balls.' The popular snack has been off the shelves for 12 years. But Kraft-Heinz says it's bringing 'Cheez Balls' and 'Cheez Curls' back for a…

Oklahoma Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

(CNN) - Red state Oklahoma is turning green. On Tuesday, voters approved state question 788, which makes using, selling, and growing medicinal marijuana legal. Forbes reports the proposal passed by a 57-to-43% margin, even without significant funding from a…

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