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Aurora Colorado fulfillment center (Photo by Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)
July 08, 2019 - 1:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime Day" — in a continuing push to improve pay and working conditions for the facility's heavily East...
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Nancy Harty
June 13, 2019 - 4:52 pm
Author and activist Kathy Freston led a small group in handing over boxes of the signatures to someone outside McDonald's headquarters in the West Loop. Others handed out vegan burgers from McDonald’s competitor Burger King.
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May 14, 2019 - 6:34 pm
(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The world of chocolate is looking rosier. Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut announced plans to introduce its new “ruby” variety in the U.S. market, Bloomberg reports. The company developed the pinkish, fruity-tasting product in recent years by using a special type of cocoa...
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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 20, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business. The ruling brings to nearly $10 billion the...
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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in New York. Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
March 14, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened. All the social network said Thursday was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a "server configuration change...
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