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Universal cancels controversial 'Hunt' in wake of shootings

Aug. 10, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire "The Hunt," in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a gory,...

Delle Donne teams up with PETA in ad campaign

Jul. 30, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne has always been a dog lover. Now, the WNBA All-Star captain has partnered with PETA to raise awareness on adopting shelter dogs in an ad campaign. "My wife had adopted Rasta when she was in college. And I was lucky enough to meet Rasta at age 4, and now she's my daughter,...

Google crushes second quarter earnings expectations

Jul. 25, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst expectations for the second quarter Thursday, sending its shares up sharply as it bounced back from a rough first quarter. The company comforted investors with advertising revenue growth that edged out last quarter and assurances that video streaming...

Did Facebook data help Trump? 'Great Hack' explores scandal

Jul. 24, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy. But it doesn't prove claims in the movie that the ill-gotten data helped elect Donald Trump. The movie, out on Netflix and some...

Austria: McDonald's to paste over slogan in Italy flap

Jul. 23, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian branch of McDonald's says it will paste over a slogan that drew the ire of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on posters in an Italy-themed ad campaign. McDonald's put up posters with the slogan "Fuer echte Mampfiosi," or "for real Mampfiosi" — the latter apparently...

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Mike Hunter said the New...

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

Jun. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon. Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal...