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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco. The company said Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are parties open to anyone and advertised on social media, for example. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 5:20 pm
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are parties open...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo Alphabet CEO Larry Page speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Page who had been serving as CEO of Alphabet, and Brin, who had been president of Alphabet, will remain on the board of the company (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Associated Press
December 04, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in the possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power. But their long foreshadowed...
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Online Shopping Scam
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Peter Haskell
December 04, 2019 - 2:42 pm
As the holiday shopping season amps up, the IRS and other consumer protection groups are teaming up to warn people of potential scams.
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Bitcoin
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Associated Press
November 29, 2019 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his request to travel to Pyongyang. Virgil Griffith, 36, was expected to appear in federal...
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Amazon Protest
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Associated Press
November 29, 2019 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer. Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution centers across the country, with some due...
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Black Friday
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 27, 2019 - 3:53 pm
This year, the shorter holiday shopping season is not waiting for Black Friday.
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People walk by Tiffany's flagship store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 in New York. French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 2:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement Monday it will take over the 182-year old Tiffany and its 300...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. The much-hyped unveil of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after Musk bragged about the strength of “Tesla Armor Glass” on the wedge-shaped “Cybertruck.” (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Associated Press
November 22, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 photo, from left, Mary Blitzer, of the Sierra Club, gives a petition of over 23,000 signatures to Amira Adawe of the Beautywell Project as they deliver it to the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Shakopee, Minn. The two non-profit groups launched a campaign for Amazon and E-bay to stop selling toxic skin-lightening creams that contain mercury. (Christine T. Nguyen /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Associated Press
November 22, 2019 - 6:24 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Amazon has pulled more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous levels of mercury off its website after Minnesota public-health and environmental activists raised concerns. The company’s change came after two groups, the BeautyWell Project and the state branch of...
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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, talks about the dangers of a yeti teddy bear during a news conference unveiling the organization's list of worst toys for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 12:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children's hospital. A realistic...
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