Beijing pressures Alibaba into liquidating media shares at 2.3 billion yuan loss

World 09/28/21, 20:22

A communist dictatorship forced a multinational e-commerce company into making a very unprofitable transaction on Sept. 23. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) allegedly pressured Alibaba Group into disposing its shares in Mango Excellent Media (MEM), swiftly ending the company's first class-A shareholding. "[MEM received] a letter of recommendation on a request to ...

Uber, Lyft launch PR campaign against Texan ‘Heartbeat’ law

U.S. 09/06/21, 19:03

Two ride sharing companies publicly encouraged employees to disregard Texas's new pro-life legislation. Uber and Lyft promise to fully cover legal expenses if their workers are sued for driving a customer to have an illegal abortion procedure. The Heartbeat Act prohibits terminating pregnancy after an unborn baby's heartbeat is detected, which usually ...

Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

U.S. 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

Over 202,000 gun background checks on Black Friday are second highest on record

Trending 12/04/19, 02:03

The nation's domestic intelligence and security service conducted the second highest number of gun background checks in history on Nov. 29. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed it performed 202,465 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) firearm background checks on Black Friday. Official data shows the latest figure was ...

City of Denver fines company for refusing to remove homeless people’s poo

U.S. 11/14/19, 04:59

A Colorado internet service provider received at least one ticket for not cleaning up after homeless people who allegedly defecated on company property, on Nov. 8. The city of Denver has fined Forethought because the business owner stopped collecting poo left on the company's property at Five Points, about a mile ...

City of Milwaukee approves ‘tiny’ veteran housing development

Politics 11/12/19, 02:36

Struggling Wisconsin veterans could soon be offered a new home after local authorities approved an affordable housing project on Nov. 11. The City of Milwaukee has granted final approval for the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin's Tiny Homes Initiative at 6730 N 60th Street next to the Job Corp Center, 11 miles ...

Apples to peaches, veggies and more

Nutrition 10/22/18, 21:51

WHEELERSBURG, Ohio — After 60 years and three generations, the family-owned and-operated Fuhrmann Orchards has grown from a few apple trees to over 200 acres of locally grown produce. "We grow 30 varieties of apples, over 10 varieties of peaches and nectarines, melons, pumpkins, fall squash, vegetables and more," said Paul ...

Trump escalates his attack on Fed: ‘My biggest threat’

Business 10/17/18, 02:58

President Donald Trump is calling the Federal Reserve "my biggest threat" because he thinks it's raising interest rates too quickly. Trump says he doesn't speak with Chairman Jerome Powell because of the Fed's independence, but "I'm not happy with what he's doing because it's going too fast" in raising rates at ...

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