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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook’s advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged in a complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 17, 2018 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain in Fort Drum, N.Y. Trump says he’s asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, Aug. 17, Trump said that after speaking with “some of the world’s top business leaders,” he’s asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether shifting to a six-month reporting regimen would make more sense. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly reports would make better economic sense. In a tweet early Friday, Trump said that...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:20 am
(NEW YORK) -- CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday. The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker...
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ABC News
August 17, 2018 - 6:55 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- At first glance, the Sparrow Mart looks like an ordinary California supermarket. It has red shopping carts near the entrance. There's a giant Coca-Cola refrigerator holding beverages next to rows and rows of packaged foods , including Cheez Whiz, Moon Pies and Welch's Grape Jelly...
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ABC News
August 17, 2018 - 6:38 am
(NEW YORK) -- One minute, they were cranking out an endless stream of tweets, pushing conservative-leaning news articles or fiery video commentary. The next, they were gone, without a trace or an explanation. Twitter took down what experts told ABC News was almost certainly a bot network on Friday...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:28 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at more than double the rate of just 25 years ago, a sign of a "coming storm of broke elderly," a new study finds. The rate of people 65 and over filing for bankruptcy grew nearly 204 percent from 1991 to 2016, a study published by the Social...
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NYU School of Medicine
August 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
(NEW YORK) -- New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday -- the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday morning at the end of the annual "...
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August 16, 2018 - 12:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A new report published Thursday by Consumer Reports found "concerning levels" of heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium and lead in some popular baby food products on the market. Consumer Reports says that they tested samples of 50 popular packaged baby food products for heavy metals...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:25 pm
(LONDON) -- Now that's what you call a happy meal. Imagine walking into a McDonald's fast food restaurant to find white tablecloths, a string quartet playing, a smartly-dressed maître d' to see you to your table, and a Michelin Star chef preparing burgers in the kitchen to be served to you on...
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August 15, 2018 - 4:16 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As hundreds of families begin rebuilding after their homes were destroyed or damaged by the wildfires in California the Trump administration's trade policies could increase the price tag for building new homes. More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in the wildfires in California...
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