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Snap to lose chief financial officer, its 2nd in a year

Jan. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger rivals. Snap Inc. said Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities. He had...

How small businesses can cope with the government shutdown

Jan. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses affected by the government shutdown are contending with either a drop in revenue or their inability to get help from federal agencies, or both. A look at what some owners are doing, and what owners should do to protect themselves during any future shutdowns: — Half...

Jeff Thomas says he's returning to Miami

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Thomas says he's returning to the Miami Hurricanes. The speedy wide receiver, who was dismissed by the Hurricanes in November and was transferring to Illinois, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday night that he's going back to Miami. The Hurricanes had no immediate comment,...

The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers

Jan. 16, 2019 12:51 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT'S NEW The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the partial government shutdown to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. For now, they'll have to work without pay. The White House tried to bypass House...

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

Jan. 15, 2019 9:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered nearly 19...

Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast

Jan. 15, 2019 6:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. He showed that Monday when PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke joined him for breakfast at his Los Angeles home. What Pacquiao really wants to do, though, is put away Adrien...

NOT REAL NEWS: False quote attributed to Clemson QB

Jan. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EST

Posts circulating on social media Tuesday quoted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence after the team's visit to the White House as saying: "President Trump got all our favorite foods. It was the best meal we ever had. Then we go and see the coastal elite media trashing it for not being organic vegan. We're...

Burger King trolls Trump on Twitter

Jan. 15, 2019 4:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Burger King is needling President Donald Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected. But Burger King jumped in with a...

'Adventure' books publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

Jan. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The company that publishes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an interactive film in the science fiction "Black Mirror" anthology series. In the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims...

Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOs

Jan. 15, 2019 2:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. The shutdown, now in its fourth week, has all but darkened the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government...