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  • Ex-Hallmark Channel host sues, claiming he was fired for backing colleagues who alleged harassment

    Ex-Hallmark Channel host sues, claiming he was fired for backing colleagues who alleged harassment

    Television host Mark Steines is claiming that Hallmark Channel management retaliated against him and ultimately fired him after he supported female colleagues who alleged they were sexually harassed on the job, according to a new lawsuit. Steines, who used to co-host the Hallmark morning show “Home...

  • Lawmakers question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

    Lawmakers question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

    Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai asking for more details...

  • California gained 44,800 jobs in August; unemployment holds at record low

    California gained 44,800 jobs in August; unemployment holds at record low

    The California economy barreled forward in August as employers added 44,800 net jobs and the unemployment rate held at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department. Wages grew but barely enough to top the increase in consumer prices. All...

  • Credit freezes are now free nationwide

    Credit freezes are now free nationwide

    Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name. The rules used to vary by state, but previously it could cost up to $10 to put a freeze in place. That...

  • Theme parks find new ways to scare up money from Halloween fans

    Theme parks find new ways to scare up money from Halloween fans

    In years past, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Halloween celebration isolated the monsters and ghouls to certain areas of the amusement park while keeping other parts, such as the kid-centric Bugs Bunny World, as a scare-free sanctuary for parkgoers who wanted no part of what the park calls Fright...

  • Visa and Mastercard agree to settle part of lawsuit over credit card swipe fees

    Visa and Mastercard agree to settle part of lawsuit over credit card swipe fees

    Visa and Mastercard said Tuesday they will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa said it will pay $4.1 billion and Mastercard will pay about $900 million. The two companies said they have already set aside money...

  • Emmy Awards' TV audience hits new low with 10.2 million viewers

    Emmy Awards' TV audience hits new low with 10.2 million viewers

    The Emmy Awards may be the most prestigious event for the television industry, but fewer viewers are tuning in to watch it. Monday night’s telecast of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards drew the smallest audience yet, continuing the viewership slide that has coincided with the rise of streaming TV....

  • Markets shrug off escalating U.S.-China trade fight as tariffs mount

    Markets shrug off escalating U.S.-China trade fight as tariffs mount

    Tariffs, shmariffs — or so investors seem to be saying as the stock market keeps trading near record highs despite the escalating trade battle between the United States and China. Even though China slapped tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. products after President Trump placed tariffs...

  • Demand for air travel is strong, but higher fuel costs are cutting into airline profits

    Demand for air travel is strong, but higher fuel costs are cutting into airline profits

    The nation’s airlines are wrapping up the busiest summer travel season on record and are expecting a surge in demand for airline tickets for the upcoming holiday season. But higher fuel costs are eating into airline profits, with the nation’s biggest commercial carriers reporting net profits for...

  • Stocks rise, shrugging off U.S.-China trade war

    Stocks rise, shrugging off U.S.-China trade war

    Once again, Wall Street's jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China proved to be short-lived. U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Tuesday as investors largely brushed off the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth...

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