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Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

From London To The Welsh Coast, Sharp Disagreements On Brexit

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:58am

The United Kingdom's cultural makeup has shifted many times through the centuries, but for some struggling in England, latest changes are coming too fast.

Tesla's SolarCity Bid Would Create One-Stop Shop For Clean Energy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:49am

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is offering to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest individual shareholder of both companies.

Video Of Chinese Bank Employees Being Spanked Prompts Suspensions

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:01pm

Outrage greeted video that showed a trainer going up and down a row of employees, drawing clearly pained reactions from participants he was spanking.

Bendy Bananas And Barmaid Bosoms: The U.K.'s Crazy Anti-EU Food Myths

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:22pm

British tabloids have long exploited the U.K.'s ambivalent ties to the European Union with exaggerated, funny and often unfounded stories about regulations aiming to undo English food culture.

Clinton Stings Trump On Economy: 'We Can't Let Him Bankrupt America'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:58pm

Hillary Clinton delivered a stinging indictment today of Donald Trump's business record and his economic policy, an effort to undermine what he has billed as one of his chief qualifications.

Boeing Says It Has Agreed To Sell Passenger Jets To Iranian Airline

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:41pm

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer is the first major U.S. company to do business in Iran since sanctions were lifted earlier this year as part of the international nuclear accord.

Even A Small Meal For A Doctor Can Tip The Balance For A Brand-Name Drug

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:58am

Researchers say the time doctors spend with drug company representatives when they are dropping off meals is probably more important than the food in influencing prescription choices.

U.S. Announces New 'Ground Rules' For Use Of Commercial Drones

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:48am

The Federal Aviation Administration said the first-of-its-kind regulations were necessary to keep manned aircraft and people on the ground safe.

Workers Find Safe Spaces In Private Slack Channels, But How Safe Are They?

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:01am

Workers always find ways to confide — through sign language on assembly lines or now, digitally, on private Slack channels. But privacy experts warn these safe spaces may not be as safe as they seem.

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:00am

Impossible Foods took a high-tech approach to creating a meat-free burger that replicates the real thing. It's all designed to tempt carnivores to eat less meat. And it's set to hit restaurants soon.

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:00am

Impossible Foods took a high-tech approach to creating a meat-free burger that replicates the real thing. It's all designed to tempt carnivores to eat less meat. And it's set to hit restaurants soon.

Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:49am

Darjeeling is one of India's most prized and priciest teas. For over a century, it was sold at live auctions steeped in tradition, with all due pomp. But the last of those auctions ended this month.

Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:48am

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.

Big U.S. Companies Are Weighing In On This Week's Brexit Vote Too

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:46am

U.S. firms that do business in the United Kingdom, such as Mars and Chase, are speaking out against the idea of the U.K. leaving the EU. They say it would complicate their operations in Europe.

Vehicle Blamed For Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:41am

Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in Star Trek, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He may have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.

Are Millennials Chocolate Chip-o-crites?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:10pm

Millennials profess to care about ethical sourcing when grocery shopping. But a study of chocoholics ages 18-35 shows just how different values and behavior can sometimes be.

The Big Costco Credit Card Switcheroo

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:24pm

As of Monday, Costco has officially moved on from its 16-year relationship with American Express and is now partnered with Visa.

The Big Costco Credit Card Switcharoo

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:24pm

Starting today, Costco has officially moved on from its 16-year relationship with American Express and is now partnered with Visa.

Tribune Publishing Takes A Futuristic Step To Become 'tronc'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

On Monday, the newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, becomes "tronc" — a company with a futuristic mission built around distribution of "premium verified content." What the heck does that mean?

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