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    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.When Jon Gruden was a prominent broadcaster on ESPN, providing color commentary during "Monday Night Football," he was also sending profane and hateful emails to friends.Gruden later became the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. Now some of his...
    The Afghan interpreter who helped save President Joe Biden when he was among a group of senators stranded in a remote Afghan valley has now safely left the country. Aman Khalili, his wife, and his children were able to make it out of Afghanistan on Oct. 5 after weeks of unsuccessful attempts, according to the Wall Street Journal . CLICK...
    In a recent article, the New York Times outlines why the recently leaked internal Facebook documents indicate that the company is in more trouble than previously believed. The Times forecasts a storm brewing in Facebook’s future, and that was before the Masters of the Universe suffered a catastrophic outage of services that lasted about seven hours on Monday. The New York Times reports in an...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A former Theranos lab director testified that at a time when the company pressured him to “spin” faulty lab results to patients and doctors, Elizabeth Holmes was bragging about taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from big name investors. Dr. Adam Rosendorff testified he spoke off the record with Wall Street Journal reporter John...
    Tech giant Facebook is reportedly pausing development on its “Instagram for kids” project following recent backlash and the revelation that the company’s own research data shows that Instagram is toxic for teen girls. The Wall Street Journal reports that tech giant Facebook is pausing the development of its Instagram for kids project. The move was revealed by Instagram head Adam Mosseri in...
    Instagram is denying reports that the app is harmful to the mental health of young girls, despite the social media giant pausing the development of Instagram Kids just a few weeks after such incriminatory claims surfaced. The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of internal company documents that included research reports, online employee discussions and drafts of presentations to senior...
    Facebook has temporarily stopped development on Instagram for kids.The company announced this morning this morning in a blog post that it will take time to consult with parents, experts and policymakers before continuing development."Critics of "Instagram Kids" will see this as an acknowledgement that the project is a bad idea. That's not the case. The reality is that kids are...
    Facebook has temporarily stopped development on Instagram for kids.The company announced this morning it will take time to consult with parents, experts and policymakers before continuing development.A recent Wall Street Journal report says a third of teenage girls on Instagram have increased body image issues from using the app.Facebook says the Wall Street Journal is misinterpreting the data. Its global...
    Facebook has temporarily stopped development on Instagram for kids.The company announced this morning it will take time to consult with parents, experts and policymakers before continuing development.A recent Wall Street Journal report says a third of teenage girls on Instagram have increased body image issues from using the app.Facebook says the Wall Street Journal is misinterpreting the data. Its global...
    Social media giant Facebook is rushing to defend itself following the “Facebook Files,” a series of stories recently published by the Wall Street Journal exposing how the company has prioritized profits over user health and safety, particularly that of teenage girls — who the company’s own research indicates develop a toxic relationship with its Instagram platform. CNBC reports that following a recent Wall Street...
    New York (CNN)All week long, The Wall Street Journal's "Facebook Files" series has invited comparisons of the social media platform to tobacco companies.The Journal relied on internal company documents it obtained to show Facebook (FB) knows, "in acute detail," about the problems with its platforms. The assorted harms to users are well-documented. But, in the words of the Journal, Facebook...
    In a recent report, the Wall Street Journal reveals that internal Facebook documents show that a change to Facebook’s algorithm in 2018 designed to make the platform a nicer place appeared to backfire completely by boosting content that promoted outrage. In a recent article titled “Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead,” the Wall Street Journal...
    Facebook employees reportedly raised alarms about how the social media giant has repeatedly enabled dangerous and dark behavior in developing countries and hasn't fixed internal systems despite being aware of the problems. Staff flagged various problematic behavior occurring on its platform related to Mexican drug cartels, human trafficking in the Middle East and eastern Africa, armed groups in Ethiopia, polarizing...
    (CNN)Gen. Mark Milley on Friday defended the calls he placed to his Chinese counterpart during Donald Trump's final months in office as "perfectly within the duties and responsibilities" of his job as the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Wall Street Journal reported."These are routine calls in order to discuss issues of the day, to reassure both allies and...
    Nearly half of all new U.S. buyers since the start of 2019 were women, according to new data, a tremendous shift in the historically male-dominated market. Preliminary results from the 2021 National Firearms Survey obtained by The Wall Street Journal found that an estimated 3.5 million women in the U.S. became gun owners between Jan. 2019 to April 2021. In that same period, 4...
    In this article FBA person using Instagram.Lorenzo Di Cola | NurPhoto via Getty ImagesFacebook has repeatedly found that its Instagram app is harmful to a number of teenagers, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday. The Journal cited Facebook studies over the past three years that examined how Instagram affects its young user base, with teenage girls being...
    The Taliban violently broke up a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, led by women on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The protestors marched peacefully through the capital in response to Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed, the head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, being present in the city to discuss the formation of a new Taliban-led administration, according to the Wall Street...
    Retailers are noticing a significant uptick in organized crime rings, particularly in San Francisco, that steal products in stores and sell them online, The Wall Street Journal reported. CVS investigators in San Francisco tracked about 24 thieves stealing up to about $39,000 per day from its stores during the fall of 2020, The Wall Street Journal reported. These organized shoplifters,...
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating the McDonalds franchise’s McFlurry machines because they break so often, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The FTC contacted McDonalds and is looking into why the machines are constantly breaking down, according to the WSJ.  (RELATED: Chicken Nugget Sells For $100,000 Due To One Ridiculous Reason) “The FTC reached out to McDonald’s franchisees this...
    Getty Scenes of the attacks in Afghanistan. It's not clear who the victims are in these photos. Four U.S. Marines are among the dead in the attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2021, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. In addition, three more Marines were wounded in the explosions at the airport gate and a local hotel,...
    “Good Morning America” former producer Michael Corn has been accused of sexually assaulting several women during his time with ABC, according to a new lawsuit. Kirstyn Crawford, a producer on the morning show, alleged that Corn had assaulted her during a business trip to Los Angeles in 2015, the suit filed in New York state court read, according to the...
    Andy Jassy, ​​CEO of Amazon. Archive.Europa Press It would mean a new advance for Amazon in the physical sales space, after the opening of bookstores and supermarkets It’s unclear which brands Amazon will offer in these stores, though the company’s branded products are expected to feature prominently. Amazon plans to open a series of large physical stores in the...
    The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal issued a joint statement urging President Biden to ensure the safe exit of their journalists from Afghanistan.  "For the past twenty years, brave Afghan colleagues have worked tirelessly to help The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal share news and information from the...
    The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal issued a forceful rebuke of President BidenJoe BidenInternational community calls for 'safe and orderly departure' of foreign nationals and Afghans Taliban seize power as Washington debates what went wrong Toll from Haiti earthquake jumps to almost 1,300 dead, 5,700 injured MORE's response to the crisis in Afghanistan, a calamity that Biden over the...
    Staff at a publishing giant whose owner unexpectedly left his $1.2billion empire to a worker he was in a relationship with said they 'all knew' about the fling.  M Richard 'Dick' Robinson Jr's long-term relationship with staffer Iole Lucchese was an open secret among staff at Scholastic - which has now been passed onto Lucchese, who is Scholastic's chief strategy...
    Scholastic. Iole Lucchese. Iole Lucchese became the heir and controller of Scholastic Corporation after the sudden death of M. Richard Robinson Jr., the longtime head of the $1.2 billion dollar publishing company, according to The Wall-Street Journal. Lucchese, age 54, was the longtime romantic partner of Robinson, the newspaper reported. Lucchese is the Executive Vice President of Scholastic...
    The owner of $1.2BILLION Scholastic Corp. - which publishes books like 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' and 'Magic Schoolbus' - died suddenly in early June and shockingly left the company to a past flame who works in the company.  M. Richard Robinson Jr., who died suddenly on June 5 during a walk in Martha's Vineyard, left the the company to...
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board accused the media of "groupthink" in avoiding coverage of potential gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology because doing so might give credence to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and "the populist right."  Paul again sparred with White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci over COVID-19 origins at last week's Senate hearing, accusing Fauci...
    Getty Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, according to Forbes which has his net worth listed as $203.7 billion. He is set to be aboard Blue Origin’s first human-occupied flight to space on July 20. Ahead of the launch, Bezos spoke with “CBS This Morning” host, Gayle King. He told her,...
    A provision to pay for the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill through enhancing Internal Revenue Service enforcement has officially been taken off the table, Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. Pushback from Republicans towards giving more power and money to the IRS led to the change and leaves the group...
    The Wall Street Journal (7/5/21) was thrilled by an Ohio tax cut that mainly benefited the wealthy… When Ohio's Gov. Mike DeWine signed a tax cut into law on July 1, the Wall Street Journal editorial board (7/5/21) was thrilled. It praised the Republican governor, saying he "lower[ed] income-tax rates for all Ohio taxpayers." While this is technically true,...
    Global government debt has reached its highest levels since World War II, exceeding the world’s yearly economic output. To erase the damage of COVID-19, governments are borrowing more, according to The Wall Street Journal. Spending could cause robust growth and reverse many wealthy countries’ unease. Otherwise, inflation, high taxes, or possibly default are the only ways to absorb the world’s...
                        Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman to the newsmakers line to discuss the elements...
    The building official who gave the collapsed Surfside condo a clean bill of health in 2018 has been put on leave from his current job as interim building official for Doral, Florida, the city said Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Rosendo Prieto worked as the building official in Surfside for about seven years, serving in the role during...
    The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reached completely opposite conclusions when analyzing data from states pulling out of the coronavirus unemployment program. The WSJ concluded that fewer residents of states that have withdrawn from the federal enhanced benefits are filing for unemployment in an analysis published Sunday while The New York Times reported over the weekend...
    The Stripe logo on a smartphone with U.S. dollar banknotes in the background.Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Major investment firms are upping their stakes in digital payments firm Stripe ahead of an eventual public listing, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Capital Group, Sequoia Capital, Shopify and Silver Lake all bought shares from existing stakeholders, including...
    An American father and son duo pleaded guilty Monday to helping Nissan’s former CEO escape Japan in a box on a private jet, according to The Wall Street Journal. Michael Taylor and son Peter Taylor, along with a third accomplice, George Zayek, organized Carlos Ghosn‘s escape in late 2019. Ghosn was living in Tokyo and had been charged for financial misconduct....
    The union representing journalists at Dow Jones & Co. publications on Friday condemned an updated policy change from the company that would give it greater authority over books and other external projects by Wall Street Journal employees.  The union, IAPE 1096, said in a statement on its website Friday that Dow Jones had unveiled a new policy “for WSJ news...
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board argued President Biden's energy policy to lead the U.S. in a retreat from fossil fuels would ultimately be a gift to adversaries Russia and China.  In a Wednesday editorial, the board blasted Biden's decision to suspend oil leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and wrote that countries like Russia, China and Iran...
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board argued the leaker of IRS data containing tax return information on many of America's wealthiest individuals wants to "serve the left's agenda" on tax legislation.  In a Tuesday editorial, the board wrote the leaker to ProPublica sought to influence the debate over taxes in Congress, and to coincide with the left wing of the...
    Olympic Committee officials are moving forward with plans for the Tokyo games despite concerns from Japan’s government and citizens, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) told the Wall Street Journal that “it has become clearer than ever that these Games will be safe for everyone participating and the Japanese people.” But many Japanese citizens, leaders and medical...
    Wall Street Journal editor at large Gerard Baker wrote the media about-face on the COVID-19 lab leak theory has shone a spotlight on the "layers of rottenness" in U.S. institutions that may be just as "damning" as China's corruption in the pandemic. "China’s officials may well be culpable of a combination of incompetence, recklessness and deceit," Baker wrote Monday in...
    (CNN)Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. As part of a broader probe into Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes, officials in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York requested contracts and preparations...
    Federal prosecutors subpoenaed materials related to the production of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book “American Crisis” last month, according to a Monday report from the Wall Street Journal. Prosecutors assigned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed emails and pitch materials related to Cuomo’s book as part of their ongoing probe into...