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Consumer Reports Drops Its Tesla Recommendation
Tesla

Consumer Reports Drops Its Tesla Recommendation

The publication had previously given the electric car its highest rating ever, but has since found 'an emerging trend of increased troubles' with it.
Uber Is Eating Up Taxi Rides in New York City
Uber

Uber Is Eating Up Taxi Rides in New York City

But the Big Apple isn't the only area that is undergoing this kind of transportation change.
Nina Zipkin
Soon, Your Subway Sandwich Will Contain Antibiotic-Free Meat
Subway

Soon, Your Subway Sandwich Will Contain Antibiotic-Free Meat

In its commitment to eliminate antibiotics from its meat supply, the sandwich franchise follows in the footsteps of Chick-fil-A, Chipotle and Panera Bread.
Laura Entis
Microsoft Just Added New Perks to Get Businesses to Buy Its Surface Laptops, Tablets
Microsoft

Microsoft Just Added New Perks to Get Businesses to Buy Its Surface Laptops, Tablets

The new service and support features are intended to win customers away from Apple.
Yum Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell and KFC, Is Spinning Off Its China Business
Yum Brands

Yum Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell and KFC, Is Spinning Off Its China Business

The company's China unit has been beset by food scandals and marketing missteps.
Google Is Creeping Back Into China With an Investment in AI
Google

Google Is Creeping Back Into China With an Investment in AI

The U.S. company is making inroads to the world's second-largest economy.
Arjun Kharpal
Drone Owners Will Soon Have to Register With the Federal Government
Drones

Drone Owners Will Soon Have to Register With the Federal Government

A task force is being asked to flesh out how the registration will work to put a system in place ahead of the holiday season.
Nina Zipkin
Health-Care Franchise Under Fire for Classified Ad Stating 'No Haitians' Need Apply
Discrimination

Health-Care Franchise Under Fire for Classified Ad Stating 'No Haitians' Need Apply

Local legislators have called for an investigation by the New York State Department of Labor and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
Geoff Weiss
Target, in Partnership with Techstars, Is Accepting Applications for Its New Retail Startup Accelerator
Accelerators

Target, in Partnership with Techstars, Is Accepting Applications for Its New Retail Startup Accelerator

Ten companies will be chosen to work out of the Target offices for three months next summer.
Laura Entis
Amazon Sues More Than 1,000 People Over Fake Reviews
Amazon

Amazon Sues More Than 1,000 People Over Fake Reviews

Some Fiverr users were allegedly paid to publish Amazon reviews.
Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University for Patent Infringement
Legal

Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University for Patent Infringement

The processors in Apple's iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus -- along with some editions of the iPad -- violated the patent.
Microsoft Will Give You Money for Your Old MacBook
Microsoft

Microsoft Will Give You Money for Your Old MacBook

The company is paying $200 for Windows machines and $300 for Apple ones.
Match Group, the Company That Owns Tinder, Just Filed for an IPO
IPO

Match Group, the Company That Owns Tinder, Just Filed for an IPO

Match Group's portfolio of dating companies include Match, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, OKCupid and HowAboutWe.
Alyson Shontell
Don't Bet on It: DraftKings, FanDuel Ordered to Shut Down in Nevada
Legal

Don't Bet on It: DraftKings, FanDuel Ordered to Shut Down in Nevada

The state says the fantasy sports leagues can't do business there without obtaining gambling licenses.
Daniel Roberts