Facebook expecting FTC fine of up to $5B over privacy concerns

By Clyde Hughes  (0) A sign promoting Facebook privacy tools is seen at a pop-up kiosk at Bryant Park in New York City on December 13, 2018. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo April 25 (UPI) -- Social media giant Facebook said it expects to be fined billions of dollars by U.S. regulators in connection [...]

2019-04-25T15:28:55+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Two charged with stealing aviation secrets from GE

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) A machinist, prepares the General Electric Passport 20 engine, which powers the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jets, for testing. File Photo by Rick Goodfriend/U.S. Air Force April 24 (UPI) -- A former General Electric engineer and a Chinese businessman have been charged with economic espionage, accused of stealing aircraft turbine [...]

2019-04-24T16:09:55+00:00April 24th, 2019|

Florida strawberry farmers using robots to pick fruit, control mildew

Doctoral candidate Rodrigo Borba Onofre works with robotic UV equipment for the University of Florida's Strawberry Lab near Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of UF-IFAS ORLANDO, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Florida strawberry growers are investing heavily in robots to pick their crops and control disease, partly in response to declining farm laborer immigration. Strawberry farmer Gary Wishnatzki [...]

2019-04-18T15:13:46+00:00April 18th, 2019|

CVS fined $535,000 for filling invalid Percocet prescriptions

CVS Pharmacy was fined $535,000 in a settlement over allegations its pharmacies in Rhode Island filled invalid prescriptions for Percocet. File photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock April 16 (UPI) -- CVS Pharmacy reached a settlement Tuesday over allegations its stores in Rhode Island filled invalid prescriptions for Percocet. The pharmacy chain agreed to pay $535,000 to settle allegations the stores [...]

2019-04-17T14:41:48+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Arby’s selling trips to Hawaii for $6

By Ben Hooper  (0) Arby's is offering tips to Hawaii for only $6 -- the winning buyers will only spend 6 hours in the state. Image courtesy of Arby's April 12 (UPI) -- Fast food chain Arby's is promoting its new sandwich by selling 24-hour trips to Hawaii for only $6. The restaurant chain said the $6 [...]

2019-04-13T14:13:18+00:00April 13th, 2019|

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 40 stores this year — and open 15

Bed Bath & Beyond announced this week that it will close at least 40 stores but will open 15 new stores around the country. Photo by Clyde Hughes/UPI April 12 (UPI) -- Bed Bath & Beyond will close dozens of stores this year but open several others in new locations, the company said in its earnings [...]

2019-04-13T13:53:32+00:00April 13th, 2019|

Big banks defend policies on gun manufacturers to Congress

JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon makes remarks as he testifies before the House financial services committee Wednesday. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo April 10 (UPI) -- Big banks defended their policies to lend -- or not lend -- to gun manufacturers during testimony Wednesday before the House financial services committee. Democrats on the [...]

2019-04-11T00:48:34+00:00April 11th, 2019|

Bank of America to boost hourly minimum wage to $20

Chairman and CEO of Bank of America Brian Moynihan will testify during a House hearing Wednesday. His bank announced Tuesday that it will boost its minimum wage for employees to $20 per hour by 2021. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo April 9 (UPI) -- Bank of America announced Tuesday that it will raise the hourly [...]

2019-04-09T14:34:50+00:00April 9th, 2019|

Pinterest plans to sell shares for between $15-$17 at IPO

The Pinterest logo is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City on July 23, 2018. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo April 8 (UPI) -- Social media company Pinterest will offer its first public shares at a price between $15 to $17 when it hits the New [...]

2019-04-08T14:38:22+00:00April 8th, 2019|

HUD: Facebook broke discrimination laws with housing ads

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) The charges say Facebook discriminated by using fiscal and racial data to determine which ads users can and cannot see. File Photo by karamysh/Shutterstock March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. housing regulators charged Facebook Thursday with violating federal law with targeted ads that promote houses based on criteria that include race and income [...]

2019-03-28T14:14:53+00:00March 28th, 2019|