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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 08:17 AM PST

CVS Pharmacy Promises to End Touchups of Its Beauty Images

CVS Pharmacy Promises to End Touchups of Its Beauty Images

Pharmacy giant CVS announced Monday that it would ban touchups of images for beauty products from its stores, websites, social media and marketing materials. "We all want to be reflected in a true fashion,...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:07 PM PST

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 08:45 PM PST

Bezos to Give $33M in College Scholarships to DACA Students

Bezos to Give $33M in College Scholarships to DACA Students

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday that they will donate $33 million to help young undocumented immigrants who had obtained DACA status to pay for college, NBC News...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 04:23 AM PST

Facing Critics, Facebook Wants Feeds to Be More 'Meaningful'

Facing Critics, Facebook Wants Feeds to Be More 'Meaningful'

Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on the site more "meaningful." The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as critics say social...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:49 AM PST

Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month

Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month

Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported. Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company's CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 08:40 AM PST

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 03:35 PM PST

Stoned Drivers Help Company Test Marijuana Breathalyzers

Stoned Drivers Help Company Test Marijuana Breathalyzers

Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup, is developing a new type of breathalyzer that’s capable of determining whether a driver is high at the moment of testing.

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 02:30 PM PST

New Layoffs at Indiana Carrier Factory Year After Trump Deal

New Layoffs at Indiana Carrier Factory Year After Trump Deal

A new round of layoffs is taking effect this week at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis a little more than a year after President Donald Trump touted a deal that staved off the plant's closure and...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:17 AM PST

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a...

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:56 PM PST

CES 2018: Air Taxi Helping Your Commute Soon?

CES 2018: Air Taxi Helping Your Commute Soon?

Traffic in the Bay Area can be a nightmare. Technology unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas aimed at making residents’ morning and evening commutes considerably shorter.

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