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Delta Air Lines imposes new rules tightening leash on support animals
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Before boarding a Delta Air Lines flight with a furry friend, passengers will now need documentation that support animals are healthy and well-behaved.In the past, the airline has required a doctor's note from passengers who wish to bring an emotional support animal on board the aircraft with them.But after a series of bizarre, and sometimes dangerous, incidents with animals in the cabin, passengers with an emotional support animal will need to bring proof of the animal's health and a signed document assuring the airline the animal is trained and aggressive."Customers have attempted to fly with comfort...
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Hijab-wearing model Amena Khan stands out in L’Oréal Paris' new hair campaign
ferlistockphoto/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Meet Amena Khan.She's the hijab-wearing Muslim woman turning heads in L’Oréal Paris' new hair campaign, Elvive.And although she didn't begin wearing a hijab, or scarf, on her head until she was in her 20s, according to British Vogue, Khan said she's thrilled to part of the multimedia campaign.Khan called it "a game changing new campaign!!!" A game changing new campaign!!! 👏🏽❤️ So... lately I’ve had a complex relationship with my hair feeling lacklustre. When I take off my scarf, I want my hair to be more radiant - don’t we all? 🙆🏽‍♀️✨ I’m so excited and...
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Tales from the crypto: South Korea frets over crackdown on virtual economy
iStock/Thinkstock (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) -- In South Korea, more than 200,000 people have now signed a presidential petition imploring the government to reconsider a proposal to crack down on cryptocurrency -– an extraordinary public outcry and a clear sign that in South Korea, the failure of a virtual economy would have very real consequences.South Koreans have good reason to fear any crack in the collective belief that keeps cryptocurrency values so high. In 2017, as cryptocurrencies started to take off, everyday Koreans jumped in with joyful abandon -- so much so that an estimated 20 percent of the world’s cryptocurrency...
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Manhattan DA investigators raid Newsweek Media Group's offices to conduct search of computer servers
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Investigators with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raided on Thursday the New York City offices of Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of Newsweek and International Business Times. Newsweek said in a statement that a search of the company's computer servers was conducted "to obtain technical information about the servers. The company provided the DA's representatives with access to the computer servers on location to allow for a technical inspection within the law." The media company said "no information regarding the company's content, stories, personnel, or sources was given and Newsweek Media Group has been assured...
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Krispy Kreme letting fans vote on new flavor of glazed doughnut
bhofack2/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Krispy Kreme is asking America to decide the flavor of its newest glazed doughnut that will be offered at participating shops around the country later this year.Customers can vote for one of four choices -- blueberry, caramel, lemon and maple -- until the end of the vote on January 22. The doughnut chain will then "craft, taste and perfect" the winning flavor, releasing it for a full week this spring.Krispy Kreme's Chief Marketing Officer Jackie Woodward pointed to fan reaction to a number of limited edition offerings from the past year -- green donuts for Saint...
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Wall Street retreats after record-setting Wednesday
JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- One day after a record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Wall Street's major indices retreated slightly on Thursday.The Dow dropped 97.94, losing about one-third of a percent and closing at 26,017.81.The Nasdaq dipped 2.23 to a close of 7,296.05, while the S&P 500 ended the day at 2,798.03, 4.53 lower than its open.Wells Fargo says it has corrected an issue that caused some customers to see their bank balance drop without warning. The bank says that an internal processing error caused some items to double post. Any fees caused by the error will be...
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Amazon names 20 remaining candidates for second headquarters
Amazon (SEATTLE) -- Amazon announced the twenty candidates still in the running for the company's second headquarters on Thursday, eliminating 218 proposals as it moves on to the next phase of the selection process.Some of the country's biggest cities made the cut, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. But also included were Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Newark, New Jersey; and Raleigh, North Carolina."All the proposals showed enthusiasm and creativity," said Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy in a statement. "Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we...
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Old corporate tax rate 'was never good for the United States,' Apple CEO says
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- In an interview with ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why many U.S. companies, including Apple, have parked billions of dollars in profits overseas for years.The high corporate tax rate in the U.S. encouraged companies to keep that money deployed elsewhere and "we thought this was never good for the United States because it motivates people to invest elsewhere instead of in the country," he said.When asked whether Apple could potentially save tens of billions of dollars on taxes in the future, Cook was hesitant."No it's not tens of...
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Gay couple sues Vistaprint over receiving religious pamphlet instead of wedding programs
Kris Tripplaar/Sipa USA/ABCNews.com (BUTLER COUNTY, Pa.) -- A recently married gay couple has filed a federal lawsuit against printing company Vistaprint after allegedly receiving discriminatory flyers instead of their wedding programs.According to the lawsuit, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg of Australia discovered the flyers when they went to open a package they had received from Vistaprint the night before their wedding in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Instead of the colorful blue and yellow programs they had ordered, there were about 80 flyers entitled “Understanding Temptation: Fight the good fight of the faith.”Printed on the flyers were a number of statements the...
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Nintendo introduces Labo brand of DIY accessories for Switch console
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Fresh off the success of Nintendo's Switch console, the company announced Wednesday a new line of buildable toys that can be used in tandem with its Switch system.Nintendo's Labo is a brand new line of do-it-yourself toys that play into the experience of playing some new or existing Nintendo games. Tech site Wired.com suggests a steering wheel, like for the Nintendo Wii's Mario Kart, or the gun used in the classic game Duck Hunt, as the type of accessories that could exist under the Labo line. All of the Labo accessories, Nintendo says,...
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INFINITI announces plans to go nearly all-electric by 2021
Patiwit/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- INFINITI Motor Company announced Tuesday that it will transition to nearly all-electric powered vehicles by 2021.Speakng at the Automotive News World Congress Tuesday, INFINITI CEO Hiroto Saikawa said the company plans to offer a mix of pure electric vehicles and vehicles powered by its proprietary e-Power technology within three years. The e-Power system is described as featuring "a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery."That system, INFINITI says, eliminates "the need for an external charging source" and provides "the convenience of refueling with gasoline while offering the same driving experience as a pure EV."INFINITI says...
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Dow closes above 26,000 for the first time in day of gains on Wall Street
JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Another new record on Wall Street as the Dow closed above 26,000 for the first time in history.The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly surpassed the 26,000 milestone on Tuesday, but retreated later in the session. On Wednesday, the Dow closed the session at 26,115.65, up more than one percent.The Nasdaq jumped more than one percent as well, finishing the day at 7,298.28, while the S&P 500 posted its own gain of 26.14 to a close of 2,802.56.New tax legislation is helping to fuel corporate earnings. That, in turn, has propelled the stock market's rise. The Dow...
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