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  • Fox News moves to dismiss lawsuit by former on-air host Andrea Tantaros

    Fox News moves to dismiss lawsuit by former on-air host Andrea Tantaros

    Fox News is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by former on-air personality Andrea Tantaros that claims the company hacked her computer and conducted surveillance of her phone calls and emails. In a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Fox News said Tantaros’ allegations that fake Twitter...

  • Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt

    Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt

    It’s not just Americans who are hooked on debt. China’s increasing reliance on borrowing earned it a snub by the Moody’s ratings agency Wednesday after it cut the Asian nation’s sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989. The downgrade prompted a protest by Beijing, but the move highlights...

  • Bollywood movie 'Dangal' dominates China's box office

    Bollywood movie 'Dangal' dominates China's box office

    The inspirational Bollywood drama “Dangal” blew past the $100-million mark in China's box office last week, adding $51.3 million to its total gross. It marks the second consecutive week that “Dangal” topped China's box office charts, according to the film consulting firm Artisan Gateway. The movie...

  • Google's artificial intelligence machine AlphaGo just beat the world's No. 1 Go player

    Google's artificial intelligence machine AlphaGo just beat the world's No. 1 Go player

    A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate. Google's AlphaGo won the first of three planned games this week against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old...

  • U.S. new home sales drop 11.4% in April, the most in two years

    U.S. new home sales drop 11.4% in April, the most in two years

    U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales skidded 11.4% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015. Economists had expected a more...

  • Instagram launches location and hashtag stories

    Instagram launches location and hashtag stories

    If you’re prone to the sensation known as the “fear of missing out,” you might want to pass on Instagram’s latest feature. The photo and video sharing app on Tuesday launched location and hashtag stories, allowing users to search for a location, such as Santa Monica, or a hashtag, such as #dimsum,...

  • Snapchat introduces group Stories so friends can have self-destructing photo albums

    Snapchat introduces group Stories so friends can have self-destructing photo albums

    Snapchat on Tuesday released a new way for organizing the vast number of photos and videos users share on the app and getting them in front of users likely to show interest. Any user may now create an album to which multiple people can upload, a feature previously available to only Snap Inc. employees,...

  • CBS extends Leslie Moonves' CEO contract to 2021

    CBS extends Leslie Moonves' CEO contract to 2021

    CBS Corp. has extended its employment agreement with Chief Executive Leslie Moonves for an additional two years — pushing the boss’ retirement date to June 30, 2021. The move, announced Monday, marks the latest extension for Moonves, who joined CBS in 1995 as entertainment president. He transformed...

  • Supreme Court makes it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Supreme Court makes it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    The Supreme Court just made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where the target companies are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that complained...

  • Year-round 'Star Wars' toy sales boost entertainment merchandise revenue

    Year-round 'Star Wars' toy sales boost entertainment merchandise revenue

    Year-round “Star Wars” hype is giving a boost to Hollywood’s merchandising business. Licensed goods based on movies and other entertainment properties generated $118 billion in global retail sales last year, up 5% from 2015, according to a new report. Toys, apparel and other wares tied to movies...

  • Tom Cruise film 'American Made' is tangled in lawsuits after deadly plane crash

    Tom Cruise film 'American Made' is tangled in lawsuits after deadly plane crash

    The upcoming Tom Cruise movie “American Made” is ensnared in lawsuits related to a plane crash during production in Colombia in 2015 that resulted in the deaths of two of the film’s crew members, and an insurer that covered the plane wants nothing to do with the legal battle. Great American Insurance...

  • Dow jumps 141 points, but stocks still post a down week

    Dow jumps 141 points, but stocks still post a down week

    Industrial companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the stock market its second gain in two days. Still, indexes ended the week lower. Friday’s rally was broad, with all 11 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closing higher. That included energy stocks, which climbed as the...

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    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

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    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

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