Business

People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day.
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February 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm
By Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day. Some economists, academics and activists think they should be paid for their contributions. Called data dividends, or sometimes digital or technology dividends, the somewhat...
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Häagen-Dazs Spirits Collection
Häagen-Dazs
Rachel Kurland
February 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you can't decide between a glass of wine or a scoop of vanilla, why not have both? Häagen-Dazs' Spirits Collection , which launched in Canada nearly two years ago, has finally hit the U.S. market with five traditional pints: Irish Cream Brownie, Rum Tres Leches (...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA ( RADIO.COM ) — Whether you love it, hate it or just always manage to forget it, Valentine’s Day is big business. Feb. 14 is a huge day for the world’s florists and chocolatiers, but you might not know just how big. Here’s a look at just how into Valentine’s we all really are and how...
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Harish Natarajan, Project Debater's opponent at Think 2019, is a 2016 World Debating Championships Grand Finalist and 2012 European Debate Champion. Harish holds the world record for most debate competition victories.
IBM via CNN
February 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN) -- People are great at arguing. But a project from IBM shows that computers are getting quite good at it, too. On Monday, Harish Natarajan, a grand finalist in 2016's World Debating Championships, faced off against IBM's Project Debater — a computer touted by the...
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Katy Perry is being called out for creating fashion that evokes blackface
CNN
February 12, 2019 - 7:52 am
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, Katy Perry is being called out for creating fashion that evokes blackface. The singer's namesake brand faces criticism over two styles of shoes that some say feature racist imagery. CNN has reached out to Perry for comment...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General.
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Antionette Lee
February 11, 2019 - 9:27 pm
UPDATE: Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing a major cell phone company for not delivering on its promises. The lawsuit against Verizon Communications claims the company advertised that they would give a free Amazon Echo — in some...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019, photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma walks on the court during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo
February 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm
(AP) — Nike's latest performance basketball shoe, from concept to reality, took about three years to put together. Or 30 years, depending on how you count. The Nike Adapt BB — a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone — gets released to the public on Sunday, a date that just...
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The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen.
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February 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen. The troubled toy company found another life last month as Tru Kids Brands, roughly half a year after Toys "R" Us closed the last of its...
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McDonalds logo
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February 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
By David Goldman, CNN Business (CNN) -- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for fast food chains, and McDonald's has released yet another innovation to help it regain lost momentum in the morning. Donut Sticks are McDonald's latest breakfast creation. The fried dough rods come six or a...
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Dreamstime
February 09, 2019 - 8:38 pm
By Victoria Cavaliere (CNN) -- Tax season is off to a slower start this year, with early filers seeing smaller average refunds. The average refund is down about 8 percent under the first full year of the overhauled tax code, according to data released by the IRS on Friday. Refunds averaged $1,865...
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