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4:30 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
When will I get my tax refund? ‘We’re focused on the paper returns,’ the IRS says as it reopens offices Processing refunds and customer service are two priorities, the IRS Commissioner says Processing refunds and customer service are two priorities, the IRS Commissioner says.
2:26 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Beckie Strum
Under proposed plan, NYC students to attend in-person classes two or three times a week in September Many details are still unknown, with the state providing final guidance on how to proceed at the beginning of AugustFamilies can opt to keep their children at home and distance learning five days a week.
5:46 p.m. April 16, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
These millennials are spending their quarantine being of service others. Pull up a seat — and a sewing machine Their motto is: ‘Better than a bandana’Their motto is: ‘Better than a bandana.’
6:43 a.m. March 31, 2020 - By Sarah McKinney Gibson
How to help kids and teens during the pandemic You can’t mentor them face-to-face, so here are 5 ways to connect with the younger generationTheir need for support is becoming acute. Here are some mentoring ideas.
2:32 a.m. March 9, 2020 - By Brett Arends
America’s ‘survivalists’ feel vindication as they lock down for coronavirus epidemic — with ‘beans, bullets and Band-Aids’ Often ridiculed as conspiracy theorists, one prepper recommends making a list of all the things you love about your family, in case you are quarantined for several weeks, or longer.Often ridiculed as conspiracy theorists, one prepper recommends making a list of all the things you love about your family, in case you are quarantined for several weeks, or longer.
10:28 a.m. March 2, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey faces another crisis, this time from an activist investorTwitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey has been asked to step down by activist investor Elliott Management Corp., which sent shares of the company up sharply Monday.
8:43 a.m. Feb. 5, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Snap shares plunge 14% on revenue, earnings missSnap Inc. shares plunged after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, momentarily blunting a year-long financial bounce back that had catapulted the past year.
6:11 a.m. Jan. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Facebook declines to limit political ad targeting Facebook has decided not to ban political ads outright, as Twitter did last OctoberFacebook has decided not to ban political ads outright, as Twitter did last October.
5:05 a.m. Dec. 17, 2019 - By Jurica Dujmovic
Awaiting us in the next decade: Robo lawyers, computer vision, AI-powered education Recent innovations are set to spread through society in the years ahead Recent innovations are set to spread through society in the years ahead.
9:48 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019 - By Andrew Keshner
The newest frontier for financial advice: TikTok The video-sharing app TikTok is full of silly lip-synch videos, but it also has several accounts aimed at saving you thousands of dollarsThe video-sharing app TikTok is full of silly lip-synch videos, but it also has several accounts aimed at saving you thousands of dollars.
4:25 a.m. Oct. 23, 2019 - By Jeremy C. Owens
Snap earnings show continued strong user growth, but stock slides in late trading Snapchat parent company follows best quarter of user growth in its history with the addition of 7 million more usersSnap Inc. shares went on a jagged ride Tuesday afternoon despite an earnings report that showed continued strong gains in users and revenue.
4:07 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - By Emily Bary
Snap earnings: Riding the Android redesign to grow its user base Now that Snap’s viral ‘age filters’ have subsided, company must count on revamped Android app for growthThe buzz over “baby-face” filters has faded, so Snap Inc. will be looking to prove that it’s grown up.
6:46 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - By Emily Bary
Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 7 detachable tablet, Surface EarbudsMicrosoft Corp. [msft] debuted its new Surface Pro 7 detachable tablet at its fall launch event in New York City on Wednesday, showcasing new editing capabilities alongside the company's Office product suite. Users can make edits to a word document by crossing out words with their pen or write in new text to cells in Excel. The company highlighted voice inputs as well. The device starts at $749 and will be available on Oct. 22, with preorders beginning today. The company also showed off its new Surface Earbuds, which have two microphones per ear and filters for noise reduction. The earbuds have 24 hours of battery life. They'll be available later this year, starting at $249. Microsoft's stock is down 2.2% in Wednesday morning trading, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off 1.7%.
1:26 a.m. Sept. 25, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Google apologizes, promises to give users more control over how and when it stores voice recordings ‘It’s clear that we fell short of our high standards in making it easy for you to understand how your data is used, and we apologize,’ the company said‘It’s clear that we fell short of our high standards in making it easy for you to understand how your data is used, and we apologize,’ the company said.
11:18 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Rupert Steiner
Pollution is good for business, L’Oréal CEO says – and so are Instagram filters An exclusive interview with Jean-Paul Agon, the CEO and chairman of the parent company of Maybelline, Garnier and LancômeThe boss of L’Oréal, the world’s largest beauty company, admitted in an interview with MarketWatch that pollution is good for business. He also insisted that a trend among millennials to digitally enhance their looks on social media does not make beauty products redundant but actually boosts business.
4:02 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Qualcomm buys rest of JV RF360 from TDK, for total purchase price of $3.1 billionQualcomm Inc. said Monday that it was buying the remaining interest in RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd., which makes RF frong-end filters. RF360 is a joint venture with Tokyo-based TDK Corp. , with TDK's remaining interest valued at $1.15 billion in August. Qualcomm's stock slipped 0.9% in premarket trading. Qualcomm said the total purchase price, including the initial investment, payments to TDK and development obligations will be about $3.1 billion. Qualcomm said the acquisition strengthens its RF business and helps support the transition to 5G. "Our goal in the formation of this joint venture was to enhance Qualcomm Technologies' front-end solutions to enable us to deliver a truly complete solution to the mobile device ecosystem, and we have done exactly that," said Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon. Qualcomm's stock has soared 37.8% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 20.0%.
8:37 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Alisa Wolfson
6 best iPhone accessories you probably don’t own — but should Apple iPhone items like blue light screens, camera lenses, tripods and portable chargers — all for less than $25Apple iPhone items like blue light screens, camera lenses, tripods and portable chargers — all for less than $25
1:32 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
This year’s finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame include ... the iPhone? Smartphones join the 12 contenders who have had the biggest impact on how we play and interactSmartphones join the 12 contenders who have had the biggest impact on how we play and interact.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Facebook to offer more local news options for users Algorithm-driven service aggregates posts from news organizations, government agencies, community groups Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.
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