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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.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
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.
Bloomberg/Getty Images via CNN
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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Tax return
Hadas Kuznits
February 09, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With tax season in full swing, some people may be noticing their refunds are smaller than expected. But that doesn't necessarily mean you're paying more in taxes. CPA Jennifer Romberger points out the 2018 tax code was changed. "And I'm anticipating that some people...
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A rendering of Pattison Place
Comcast Spectator
Andrew Kramer
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live! are all getting a new next door neighbor. Comcast Spectator, along with The Cordish Companies, have announced plans to build Pattison Place, a Class-A business building right where...
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Orange Vanilla Coke Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar hit shelves on February 25.
Coca-Cola via CNN
February 08, 2019 - 4:41 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN) -- For the first time in years, Coca-Cola is introducing a new Coke flavor: Orange Vanilla. The new drink will hit shelves later this month. It's a way to encourage customers who are seeking more variety to stick with Coke rather than pick up a different soda, said...
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Online leader Amazon Inc. has refused comment on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between two locations.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File
February 08, 2019 - 1:28 pm
By Seth Fiegerman, Kaya Yurieff and Lydia DePillis, CNN (CNN) -- Amazon may not deliver a new headquarters to New York City after all. Amazon is said to be reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City's Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents,...
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