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Monday, November 20, 2017

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.

Birkin bag sells for record $380,000 at Hong Kong auction

A luxury Hermes handbag shattered the world auction record in Hong Kong on Wednesday, fetching an eye-popping $380,000

Child advocates urge back-seat alarms as 2 die in Arizona

A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars.

Company recalls 180,000 pacifiers due to choking hazard

About 180,000 pacifiers have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

French privacy agency orders Google to remove global links

PARIS (AP) — France's data privacy agency ordered Google to remove search results worldwide upon request, giving the company two weeks to apply the...

Liquor producers log on to get into the social media spirit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Want your martini shaken not stirred? How about streamed to your mobile device? Looking for more dynamic ways to communicate with...

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from US government contracts

The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees.

Yelp to help customers find gender-neutral bathrooms

Yelp, the crowd-sourced company specializing in online reviews, is wading into the national debate over transgender people's bathroom access with a new feature that will enable consumers to search for businesses offering gender-neutral restrooms.

What drug-dealing ‘darknet’ sites have in common with eBay

How wild is this? Not only did this illegal drug site work hard to match buyers and sellers and to stamp out fraud, it offered dispute-resolution services when things went awry and kept a public-relations manager to promote the site to new users.

70-year-old Army veteran fired for confronting shoplifters

A 70-year-old Army veteran has been fired from a Home Depot after trying to stop suspected shoplifters from taking thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise.
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