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Tell Us: Who Belongs in the White House?
Politics

Tell Us: Who Belongs in the White House?

Jordan Zimmerman, founder of Zimmerman Advertising, offers his views on who would most help businesses in America.
Tracy Byrnes
Time Warner Cable Says Up to 320,000 Customer Passwords Stolen
Cybersecurity

Time Warner Cable Says Up to 320,000 Customer Passwords Stolen

The company said the data was likely stolen through malware downloaded during phishing attacks or through breaches of other companies that store its customer information.
'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies
Economics

'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies

The new film has surpassed $760 million at the box office.
Report: Uber to Pay $20,000 Fine and Update Privacy Policies
Uber

Report: Uber to Pay $20,000 Fine and Update Privacy Policies

After a 14-month long investigation, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to announce on Thursday a settlement involving the ride-hailing company.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Sources: Yahoo to Slash 10 Percent of Workforce
Yahoo

Sources: Yahoo to Slash 10 Percent of Workforce

The layoffs, which would result in more than 1,000 people leaving the tech giant, is set to affect Yahoo's media business, European operations, and platforms-technology group.
Netflix Launches in Almost Every Country, Skips China
Netflix

Netflix Launches in Almost Every Country, Skips China

The video-streaming service announced it launched its services in 130 countries.
This Startup Hopes its Toothbrush Will Last You a Lifetime
Green Business

This Startup Hopes its Toothbrush Will Last You a Lifetime

The Goodwell Company sells biodegradable toothbrushes equipped with recycled aluminum handles and bristles made of activated charcoal.
Stingy Company Ordered to Pay $1.75 Million to Workers It Forced to Choose Between Pay and Bathroom Breaks
Managing Employees

Stingy Company Ordered to Pay $1.75 Million to Workers It Forced to Choose Between Pay and Bathroom Breaks

'No worker should have to face the choice: Do I take a bathroom break, or do I get paid?'
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Study: Time Spent on Mobile Devices Doubled in 2015
Business Accelerated

Study: Time Spent on Mobile Devices Doubled in 2015

Use of so-called phablets has also exploded, and may soon become the top type of mobile device.
This Wearable Gadget Alerts You If You're Getting Too Much Sun
Personal Health

This Wearable Gadget Alerts You If You're Getting Too Much Sun

L'Oreal has developed a stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor ultraviolet light exposure via a wearable it is calling My UV Patch.
John Kell
Chipotle Subpoenaed in Criminal Investigation Over Norovirus Outbreak
Legal

Chipotle Subpoenaed in Criminal Investigation Over Norovirus Outbreak

The struggling chain also saw its sales nosedive in the fourth quarter.
Katie Little
FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices
Regulations

FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

'Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads,' said the FTC's director of consumer protection.
Laura Entis
This Hipster Hoodie That Hides a Pillow Is a Sleeper Hit on Kickstarter
Ready To Launch

This Hipster Hoodie That Hides a Pillow Is a Sleeper Hit on Kickstarter

Hypnos's inflatable sweatshirt is a napper's dream -- if you're cool with snoozing in public, that is.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Spirit Airlines Gets a New CEO
Travel

Spirit Airlines Gets a New CEO

Robert Fornaro will replace Ben Beldanza, who led the low-cost carrier for the last 10 years.