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Apple Watch introduced with FDA-approved heart rate features, fall detection

(NEW YORK) -- Apple is focused on big screens -- and even bigger medical applications -- at its event, which introduces 3 new iPhones and a revamped Apple Watch with powerful diagnostic tools that have received government approvals.Apple moves further into heart health with its latest smartwatch, offering a portable,…... Read More

JPMorgan CEO regrets saying he could beat Trump, not planning to run for president

(WASHINGTON) -- JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he shouldn't have bragged about being able to beat Donald Trump, adding that his comments show he probably shouldn't run for president."I shouldn't have said that," Dimon told ABC's Rebecca Jarvis Wednesday in an exclusive interview after making the comments during a…... Read More

Departing CEO Les Moonves could get $100M from CBS, latest in huge golden parachutes for corporate chiefs

(NEW YORK) -- One of the country's most powerful media executives, Les Moonves, stepped down as CEO of CBS amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault, but he could get a payout of $100 million.The possible huge severance payment, which is dependent on the outcome of an investigation of allegations…... Read More

How Instagram's verification rollout will impact social media influencers

(NEW YORK) -- An elusive blue badge is a check mark of approval on social media that arguably everyone desires to obtain, yet only some can acquire.The meaning behind the millimeter-sized symbol is quite simple: A verified profile acknowledges a person’s authentic presence online along with their influence on society.For…... Read More

Miss Michigan details her decision to talk about her state's water crisis at Miss America

(NEW YORK) -- Miss Michigan may not have wowed the judges enough to make it to the final rounds of this year's Miss America competition, but she certainly earned some admiration online.Emily Sioma, who competed in Sunday's pageant representing Michigan, used her introduction as a chance to make a statement…... Read More

Leslie Moonves out at CBS after new allegations made public, network says

(NEW YORK) -- CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves has been let go from the network amid new allegations of sexual assault, CBS confirmed in a statement.Moonves and CBS will donate $20 million to "one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace,"…... Read More

President Trump warns that Apple prices could spike due to his tariffs

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump acknowledged on Twitter that Apple prices could go up as a result of the "massive tariffs" he's proposing on China, but rather than accepting blame for a potential hike on popular consumer items, he said the company should move production to U.S. shores."Start building new plants…... Read More

Tesla board needs 'come to Jesus' meeting with Elon Musk amid company turmoil: Expert

(NEW YORK) -- Tesla shares were volatile Friday morning amid chaotic news for the embattled electric carmaker, leading one expert to say the company board needs to have a 'come to Jesus meeting' with Elon Musk. Shares tumbled upon news of two senior executives leaving the company hours after founder…... Read More

War of words between Airbnb and Paris official who warns of 'Uberised' city

(PARIS) -- Paris is one of Airbnb’s biggest markets in the world, with about 65,000 homes listed on its website. But Ian Brossat, who’s in charge of housing at City Hall, takes no pride in such a distinction. He has been the face of the fight against home-sharing platforms such…... Read More

Lyft enters the scooter race by launching in Denver

(DENVER) -- Ride share company Lyft is entering the scooter arms race, marked by launching its scooter rental program in Denver on Thursday.The company, which tries to differentiate itself from its competitors by stressing sustainability and social justice issues, is launching its two-wheeled vehicles later than its competitors. Early entrants…... Read More

And the Oscar for 'popular film' goes to... no one in 2019, Academy says

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it will not present the Oscar for its proposed "popular film" category during February's ceremony after all.One reason for the reversal is because the award category was proposed late in the year after many films had…... Read More

How public school teachers are crowdfunding for supplies and 'dream' school projects

(NEW YORK) -- Many public school teachers across the country are looking to go above and beyond to educate the next generation, and they're turning to DonorsChoose to raise money for school supplies and projects.The non-profit crowdfunding website, which allows anyone to donate to projects posted by educators themselves, has…... Read More

Warner Bros becomes the first major studio to embrace inclusion company-wide

(LOS ANGELES) -- Months after Frances McDormand popularized the term "inclusion riders," Warner Bros became the first major studio to adopt a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros, announced on Wednesday that the studio, along with its sister companies HBO and Turner, will launch…... Read More

Coffee giant Starbucks to open first store in Italy, the home of espresso

(MILAN) -- Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy, a bold effort to introduce an Americanized version of Italian coffee traditions.The Starbucks Reserve Roastery, one of the chain's high-end stores, will be located in an historic building on a grand square in downtown Milan. The store will serve a…... Read More