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Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

Jul. 14, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its first Prime Day back in 2015. While consumers may be enticed by the...

Movie Review: Scarlett Johansson lends star power to earthbound ‘Fly Me to the Moon’

Jul. 09, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

“ Fly Me to the Moon ” is better than it looks. This is not a slam against the marketing campaign for the space race rom-com about a straight-laced NASA man and the Madison Avenue marketing savant brought in to sell the mission to the moon. It’s more about the state of...

UN launches global road safety campaign in US with goal of halving the number of victims by 2030

Jul. 01, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Monday launched its global road safety campaign in the United States, which aims to halve the number of road-related victims worldwide by 2030. The two-year advertising campaign seeks to educate people on basic, but life-saving, safety...

US court says Smith & Wesson must comply with New Jersey subpoena in deceptive advertising probe

Jun. 25, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Smith & Wesson, the gun manufacturer, must comply with a New Jersey subpoena seeking documents as officials investigate whether the company engaged in deceptive advertising, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. The documents being sought include anything that...

Microsoft breached antitrust rules by bundling Teams with office software, European Union says

Jun. 25, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft violated European Union antitrust rules with “possibly abusive” practices by tying its Teams messaging and videoconferencing app to its widely used business software, the bloc said. The European Commission said Monday it informed Microsoft of its...

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

Jun. 18, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Athletic apparel company Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling “millions of euros,” according to news reports. ...

Moms for Liberty to spend over $3 million targeting presidential swing state voters

May. 22, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The conservative parental rights group Moms for Liberty plans to spend more than $3 million on a multi-state advertising blitz to increase its membership and engage voters before November, following through on a pledge it made last year to become more politically active across the...

Trump Media and Technology Group posts more than $300 million net loss in first public quarter

May. 20, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Trump Media and Technology Group, the owner of former President Donald Trump's social networking site Truth Social, lost more than $300 million last quarter, according to its first earnings report as a publicly traded company. For the three-month period that...

CFN Enterprises: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 15, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — CFN Enterprises Inc. (CNFN) on Wednesday reported a loss of $648,000 in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Whitefish, Montana-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. The marketing company posted revenue...

Bumble's billboard ads sneered at celibacy as an alternative to dating — and the company got stung

May. 13, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The dating app Bumble got stung after running billboard ads that appeared to sneer at celibacy as an alternative to meeting people online. On Monday, the company backtracked and apologized for billboards that bore the message “You know full well a vow of...