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Amazon Blows the Doors Off With Surprise Profit
Amazon

Amazon Blows the Doors Off With Surprise Profit

The company surpassed most analysts' expectations with its latest quarterly earnings.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey to Give Employees Nearly $200 Million in Stock
Twitter

Twitter's Jack Dorsey to Give Employees Nearly $200 Million in Stock

The move comes as Dorsey works to rebuild employee morale at Twitter after a series of high-level departures over the last few months.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Rise for First Time in Two Years
McDonalds

McDonald's U.S. Sales Rise for First Time in Two Years

The fast-food company's latest quarterly results suggest its turnaround efforts are bearing fruit.
Bitcoin Is Now Tax Free in Europe
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Is Now Tax Free in Europe

The European Court of Justice ruled the virtual currency can be treated in the same way as traditional money.
Matt Clinch
FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers
Personal Health

FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers

The startup can now market direct-to-consumer genetic tests that include carrier status, wellness trait and ancestry reports.
Laura Entis
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