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Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 09:44 PM EDT

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 08:29 PM EDT

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 06:27 PM EDT

Texas Woman Says Potential Employer Shamed Her Over Bikini Photo

Texas Woman Says Potential Employer Shamed Her Over Bikini Photo

A Texas woman said she was shamed online by a potential employer who took a photo of her in a bikini from her Instagram account and shared it on the company's page while warning other applicants that it was...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 02:00 PM EDT

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 60 Stores by End of 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 60 Stores by End of 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond will close 60 stores by the end of fiscal 2019, the company announced in an earnings call Wednesday. It previously estimated it would shutter 40 stores. Interim CEO Mary Winston said the...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:47 PM EDT

Prepare for Higher Airfares Because of Trump Admin. Tariffs on Airbus Planes

Prepare for Higher Airfares Because of Trump Admin. Tariffs on Airbus Planes

The U.S. on Wednesday announced tariffs on Airbus planes after winning a World Trade Organization dispute over subsidies received by the aircraft manufacturer, and travelers may end up paying higher airfare as a...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods. They are reacting to consumers' increased...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 07:20 PM EDT

US Tariffs on EU Goods Would Include Cheese, Wine, Aircraft

US Tariffs on EU Goods Would Include Cheese, Wine, Aircraft

The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European imports _ from gouda cheese to single-malt whiskey to large aircraft _ beginning Oct. 18 to retaliate against illegal European...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 03:34 PM EDT

FAA Orders Inspections of Some Older Boeing Jets for ‘Structural Cracks’

FAA Orders Inspections of Some Older Boeing Jets for ‘Structural Cracks’

The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines that fly some Boeing 737 NG jets to inspect them for “structural cracks,” the agency said Wednesday. The order comes after cracks were discovered on some...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 10:39 PM EDT

Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according...

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 01:53 PM EDT

Map Shows the Forever 21 Stores That May Close by Year's End

Map Shows the Forever 21 Stores That May Close by Year's End

Forever 21 on Tuesday released a list of the nearly 180 locations it could potentially close as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. When the apparel retailer filed for bankruptcy on Sunday evening, it said...

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