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Travelers stranded as WOW Airlines goes out of business

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Iceland’s carrier WOW Air abruptly went out of business due to its financial problems on Thursday, causing immediate disruption of its flights and leading it to ground planes. Thousands of passengers who had already...

6 ways to bounce back from bankruptcy

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By Dori Zinn Bankrate.com (TNS) Filing for bankruptcy can feel like you’ve hit rock bottom. While it does wipe out your old debt, bankruptcies stay on your credit report for seven to 10 years, hurting your long-term...

This $250K house is on the smallest lot in San Diego

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By Phillip Molnar The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) SAN DIEGO — At $250,000, the price tag for a National City home is hard to beat. But it’s about the size of a studio apartment and falling...

Rural America faces a housing cost crunch

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By Tim Henderson Stateline.org (TNS) The problem of housing affordability, long a concern in popular big cities, has moved to rural America. Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s most rural counties have seen a sizeable increase this decade...

Disney bans smoking inside its Orlando, California theme parks

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By Gabrielle Russon Orlando Sentinel (TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney is banning smoking inside its theme parks starting May 1, the company announced Thursday. The smoking areas are disappearing inside Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks,...

How brokers’ bonuses can lead to ruin — for clients and themselves

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By Jeffrey Meitrodt Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) After 26 years helping his clients try to get rich, Indiana securities broker James Madden thought it was his turn to make a lot of money when a recruiter...

Most Americans don’t pay for local news and don’t see a need to, study...

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By Dom Difurio The Dallas Morning News (TNS) As local news outlets across the United States face revenue and staffing crises, a new Pew Research Center study shows about 7 in 10 Americans think their local...

Salesforce ‘among the vilest of rogue companies’ for helping Backpage sex traffickers, pimps: lawsuit

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By Ethan Baron The Mercury News (TNS) As the notorious website Backpage was under fire by legislators and the public over alleged prostitution ads linked by critics to sex trafficking of minors, San Francisco software titan...

Would you like fries with that? McDonald’s digital drive-thrus will start making personalized recommendations

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By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz Chicago Tribune (TNS) McDonald’s digital drive-thru menus will soon recommend items to customers based on the weather, time of day and how busy the store is at the moment, part of a big...

California bill curbing use of contractors would not exempt Uber, Lyft, other tech firms

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By Margot Roosevelt Los Angeles Times (TNS) California is moving to codify a sweeping court decision curbing employers’ use of independent contractors, and the new law is unlikely to exempt Uber, Lyft and other app-based technology...

Boeing begins new 737 MAX pilot information sessions and defends the jet’s cockpit displays

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By Dominic Gates The Seattle Times (TNS) Boeing on Sunday said it conducted an informational session Saturday in Renton, Wash., to share details with airlines as well as safety regulators about “our plan for supporting the...

Viacom, AT&T reach deal that keeps Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central on DirecTV

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By Meg James Los Angeles Times (TNS) After days of tense negotiations, AT&T and Viacom Inc. reached a new distribution agreement, averting a blackout of Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels on AT&T’s DirecTV service. The...

Apple’s Hollywood moment draws intense interest and skepticism

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By Ryan Faughnder and Wendy Lee Los Angeles Times (TNS) Hey Siri, call Steven Spielberg. Since Hollywood caught wind of Apple Inc.’s entertainment ambitions several years ago, filmmakers and studio executives have been wondering exactly how the...

Tyson recalls nearly 70,000 pounds of chicken strips following a report of metal pieces

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Tyson Foods, Inc. is recalling 69,093 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken strips after a report by two consumers about finding metal in their meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...

Dockworkers battle plan to bring driverless trucks to the Port of Los Angeles

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By Margot Roosevelt Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — A fierce struggle over automation has erupted at the Port of Los Angeles, as local union officials representing some 12,000 dockworkers demand that one of the...

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Apple developing smaller AirPods Pro, revamped entry-level model

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Apple Inc. is planning updates to its AirPods earbuds next year, seeking to capitalize on the success of a product that has become an important source of growth.