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Facebook users’ phone numbers are for sale through a Telegram bot

Someone has gotten their hands on a database full of Facebook users’ phone numbers, and is now selling that data using a Telegram bot, according to a report by Motherboard. The security researcher who...

Why did Amazon wait until Biden’s inauguration to offer help with vaccine distribution?

Shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, Amazon congratulated him on his inauguration and offered their extensive resources to help the new administration in its vaccination ...

China’s Jack Ma emerges for first time since Ant crackdown

Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view that fueled intense speculation about the plight of the billionaire grappling with escalating scrutiny over his internet empire.

Netflix Execs React To Disney’s Streaming Momentum: “Super-Impressive” But No ‘Bridgertons’ In Forecast

Netflix executives offered some of their most extensive comments to date on Disney’s intensifying streaming efforts during their quarterly earnings interview.

WhatsApp to delay new privacy policy amid mass confusion about Facebook data sharing

WhatsApp on Friday announced a three-month delay of a new privacy policy originally slated to go into effect on February 8th following widespread confusion over whether the new policy would mandate da...

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel

(CNN Business)YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his channel earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said Tu...

Parler sues Amazon for pulling plug on social network

Parler is suing Amazon after the technology company booted the social network favored by the far right off its web-hosting services, claiming it's being targeted for political reasons and to reduce co...

Facebook pushes back on antitrust lawsuits

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the lawsuits from the FTC and a coalition of state attorneys general would create "a really big chilling problem for American business."

FNB Closing 21 Branches, including Farrell Site

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – F.N.B. Corp., the parent company of First National Bank, is closing 21 bank branches, including 16 in its home state, the company said on its quarterly earnings call Wednesday.

Elizabeth Warren Is Public Enemy No. 1 for Small Business

It’s time for a wealth tax in America. I have heard there are some billionaires who don’t support this plan… All we are saying is when you make it big, pitch in two cents so everyone else gets a chanc...

Second Stimulus Check: ‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Suggests US ‘Stop Funding Companies’

Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary urged lawmakers to pass a new stimulus check bill in a recent interview with Yahoo Finance Live. The investor said frankly: "I'm not worried about business in America, I'...

A Prominent AI Ethics Researcher Says Google Fired Her

LAST MONTH, GOOGLE artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru received disturbing news from a senior manager. She says the manager asked her to either retract or remove her name from a research p...

CDC director OKs coronavirus vaccine plan for health care workers, long-term care residents

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has upheld a vote by a panel of independent experts that health care workers and residents of long-term care faci...

US job growth slows in November as coronavirus surge threatens economic recovery

The U.S. economy added just 245,000 jobs in November, sharply missing expectations and pointing to a slowdown in the labor market's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as a surge of new infections ...

‘Warning Signs Flashing’: Job Growth Slows Sharply As Pandemic Takes Toll On Economy

U.S. employers sharply scaled back their hiring last month, as the coronavirus pandemic put new pressure on restaurants, retailers and other businesses.

Trump, Kushner companies were major beneficiaries of PPP loans

Sweeping data released by the Small Business Administration on who benefited from pandemic relief programs raises questions about the equitability and distribution of loans intended for small business...

Pfizer, BioNTech apply for Covid vaccine approval in Europe

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said they have applied to the European Medicines Agency for the conditional marketing authorization of their coronavirus vaccine.

Bitcoin hits an all-time high of just under $20,000

Bitcoin just hit another milestone in its impressive 2020 run. The cryptocurrency surged 9% to a new all-time high of about $19,860 on Monday, topping the previous peak of $19,783 from December 2017.

Small Business Saturday more important than ever during pandemic

While many stores have suffered closures or loss of sales, business owners remain optimistic that Seattleites will continue supporting local businesses.

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine study results clouded by manufacturing error

“You’ve taken two studies for which different doses were used and come up with a composite that doesn’t represent either of the doses," an expert said.

Today In B2B Payments News: More Stimulus Relief For SMBs Ahead?

Today in B2B payments, more stimulus relief may be on the way for U.S. small businesses. Plus, AmTrav taps Journera for real-time T&E data, Credit Key raises new funding, Danske Bank streamlines corpo...

Rapho Twp. plans to pull $120,000 from savings to avoid tax hike

When: Rapho Township supervisors meeting, Nov. 19 What happened: Supervisors approved a $4.88 million preliminary budget for 2021 without a tax increase.

Investors should sell certain stocks including Apple into 2021, says Goldman

With 2020 quickly coming to an end, Goldman Sachs screened its stock coverage universe for names that investors should nix from their portfolios in 2021.

How Bank of America helped fuel California’s unemployment meltdown

For a brief moment this summer, Stephanie Moore thought she might finally see a glimmer of hope at the end of the coronavirus recession. Unemployment benefits provided a lifeline for the 38-year-old L...

Panic buying of toilet paper hits US stores again with new pandemic restrictions

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials.

Tesla Short Sellers Have Taken A $4B Hit This Week

A huge 2020 got even better this week for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) investors after Tesla was confirmed it will be added to the S&P 500 index. Tesla shares hit new all-time highs of $508.61 this week f...

Surprise! Amazon’s Black Friday 2020 sale is here with tons of amazing deals

It’s been just over a month since Amazon hosted its epic Prime Day 2020 savings event, but already, the retailer is back with another of the most exciting sales of the year. As of today, November 20, ...

Mnuchin says he and GOP leaders will discuss plan to pass targeted stimulus with Democrats’ help

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he and senior GOP lawmakers will attempt to draft a targeted stimulus package with Democrats in the coming weeks.

Facebook AI catches 95% of hate speech; company still wants mods back in office

Facebook's software systems get ever better at detecting and blocking hate speech on both the Facebook and Instagram platforms, the company boasted today—but the hardest work still has to be done by p...

Managers at Tyson meat plant had betting pool on how many workers would get Covid, lawsuit alleges

New York (CNN Business)Tyson supervisors at a pork processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa took bets on how many workers would get infected with Covid-19, even as they took measures to protect themselve...

BuzzFeed to Acquire HuffPost in Stock Deal With Verizon Media

BuzzFeed Inc. has agreed to acquire Verizon Media’s HuffPost in a stock deal, the companies said Thursday, uniting two of the larger players in digital media as companies across the sector search for ...

12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas

About 12 million jobless workers around the U.S. will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, according to a new analysis. The benefits cutoff could push many households into poverty...

The share of long-term unemployment is rising: ‘There’s $0.68 in my bank account’

While news of vaccine developments show promise for hopes of containing Covid-19 in the next year, little has improved daily life for millions of Americans impacted by the economic fallout of the pand...

Another Day, Another Vaccine: Is Moderna a Buy on the News?

Moderna is flying higher on Monday thanks to positive news surrounding its vaccine. Here's how to trade the stock now.

‘Customers are calling us crying’: scams and soaring prices as Californians move out

Record numbers of residents have been leaving California in recent years, but in 2020 the growth of remote work, the lure of cheaper housing and a summer of unprecedented wildfires has accelerated the...

Costco Just Announced This Major Change To Its Mask Policy–& People Are Freaking Out On Twitter!

Effective on Monday, November 16th, Costco will be enforcing a new mask policy in their warehouse stores.

Unemployment claims are falling. But that’s not necessarily because people found work

Claims for unemployment benefits are falling. But it’s not all because people are returning to work.

Turkish lira notches weekly gains of 12% on central bank’s new look

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s lira firmed on Friday to its strongest level in seven weeks, notching a weekly gain of some 12%, after President Tayyip Erdogan’s pledge to adopt a new economic model rai...

PayPal Removes Waitlist for New Crypto Service, Boosts Weekly Purchase Limit to $20K

All eligible PayPal account holders in the U.S. can now buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency, the company announced Thursday. The firm also increased the amount of crypto that users can purchase in a wee...

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