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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The real estate firm owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son in law and adviser Jared Kushner has been fined $210,000 by regulators in New York. The Department of Buildings said in a statement that Kushner Companies had 42 violations, including falsifying construction permits, at 17 buildings. To […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The federal government will spend up to $1.2 billion to buy products from farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries, and will provide almost $5 billion in payments to farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. The purchases and payments are part of an emergency temporary aid […]

iStock/Thinkstock(VIENNA, Austria) — There’s a painting panda at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo and her abstract artwork is selling for more than $500 a pop. Yang Yang uses black paint with white backgrounds, which seems to be a favorite color scheme for the zoo’s giant panda. With a zookeeper acting as her easel, the panda creates minimalist […]

ABC News(TOKYO) — A decked-out Pokémon train just popped up in Japan. Banners hang from the ceiling of this train promoting a new Pokémon video game. From the landscape setting on the floor to the characters on the windows, the company didn’t miss a detail. For a limited time, the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Marunouchi […]

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tesla will not be going private after all. Oft-eccentric billionaire owner Elon Musk announced his company will remain a public company despite a surprisingly Twitter missive to the contrary earlier this month. Musk announced the news in a late-night press release Friday. Musk said his decision came down to consultation […]

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif.) — Verizon will stop imposing data restrictions on emergency first responders battling natural disasters, the communications giant announced Friday. Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden accused Verizon in a lawsuit of intentionally slowing down firefighters’ data, even though the fire department had an “unlimited data plan.” The lawsuit, […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — #TipTheBill is the latest challenge to explode on social media, and is showing how generosity and kindness can be contagious, as well as helping some lucky servers make ends meet. The origins of the viral challenge — which asks diners to tip their servers at restaurants 100 percent of the cost of […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the 2016 presidential election Facebook and other social media platforms were utilized by political campaigns and interest groups to run advertisements with very few rules regulating their disclosure and little public information about their source. The lack of knowledge about these advertisements underscored the ease with which political actors, both foreign and […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wednesday marked an important milestone for the stock market: the bull market turned 3,453 days old, making it the longest run in American history. The current bull market started nearly a decade ago on March 9, 2009, near the end of the Great Recession, which wreaked havoc on the American […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Our pets have spoken: the “paw-renting revolution” is upon us, and a growing number of companies are trying to make their workplaces a happier place for our four-legged friends. Ollie, a company that delivers customizable, all-natural dog food directly to pet-owners’ doors, is at the forefront of this revolution. “We are a […]

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