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 1 day | AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion in media mega-deal

              Telecommunications giant AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner for $85.4 billion, creating one of the largest entertainment companies in the United States if regulators do not intervene.   

  United States        1 UPDATES


 2 wks | U.S. private sector gains shape to 154,000 September jobs

              A report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday, U.S. private employers added 154,000 jobs in September, below economists' expectations. With estimates for the gain ranging from 140,000 to 181,000, economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 166,000 jobs. Down to 175,000 from an originally reported 177,000 increase, private payroll gains in the month earlier were revised. The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.   

  United States        12 UPDATES


 2 wks | Wells Fargo whistleblower says fraud goes back years

              On Monday, Illinois joined California in suspending investment activity with Wells Fargo for a year. It is the second state to punish the bank for its phony accounts scandal. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has claimed he first heard about the creation of fake accounts in 2013. But a whistleblower has come forward saying she alerted the company years earlier. CBS News reports that Yesenia Guitron said she saw strange things happening to customer accounts after she began working at the Wells Fargo branch in St. Helena, California, in 2008. After raising concerns consistently with human Resources and then the Ethics Department, Guitron was fired.   

  Illinois        1 UPDATES


 3 wks | Netflix goes offline—makes ‘Luke Cage’ viewers angry

              Netflix released the first season of "Luke Cage" on Friday, and the streaming service experienced massive outages on Saturday. Coincidence? Fans don't seem to think so. Those who have been furiously binging the latest Marvel series on the streaming service immediately began tweeting that the super strong hero broke the internet. Thankfully, Netflix was able to restore service for the most part by late Saturday afternoon.

  United States        3 UPDATES



 1 mon | Yahoo confirms data breach affecting at least 500 million users

              Suspected state-sponsored hackers breached Yahoo's network in late 2014, stealing data associated with at least half a billion user accounts, the company confirmed on Thursday, making it the largest data breach ever reported. (more)   

  Sunnyvale, CA        10 UPDATES



 1 mon | U.S., Canada and Mexico issue formal recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

              Regulators in the United States, Canada and Mexico have issued formal recalls for the more than one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones that have been sold to date, warning that its battery can pose a serious fire hazard. (more)   




 1 mon | U.S. consumer agency to recall Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over fire risk

              The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has urged all owners of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to power their device down and to stop using them, saying a formal recall of the device will be issued soon. (more)   

  United States        2 UPDATES


 2 months | Donald Trump unveils new tax plan

              Donald Trump revealed a tax plan Tuesday that would align his proposals with those of House Speaker Paul Ryan. This new proposal would cut the number of income tax brackets by more than half and reduce rates across the board. While speaking at the Detroit Economic Club Monday, Trump gave proposals to attain an American "economic renewal." These included a suspension on government regulations, a proposal to make childcare expenses completely tax deductible, and further proposals his campaign contended will assist the middle class.   

  New York, NY        331 UPDATES


 2 months | Inside Wal-Mart’s decision to buy

              Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to buy e-commerce startup Inc. for about $3 billion in cash, giving the world’s largest retailer the resources for a stronger shopping website to compete with Inc., the online market leader. Bloomberg's Jeffrey McCracken reports.   

  New York, NY        2 UPDATES


 2 months | Trump Taj Mahal Set to Close After Labor Day

              Multiple bankruptcies and a union strike have brought the poorly-proclaimed Eighth Wonder of the World to an end. After Labor Day weekend, the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will close. Opened over two decades ago, the casino was marketed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." However, Donald Trump can claim no hand in casino's current woes. The business was sold off to Tropicana Entertainment. It was previously owned by the now defunct Trump Entertainment Resorts company.   

  Atlantic City, NJ     


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