Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said its members, not experts More...

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By United Press International On Saturday, January 6th, 2018

HP recalls computer batteries due to fire and burn hazards

PALO ALTO, Calif. (UPI) — Hewlett-Packard has recalled 50,000 lithium-ion batteries for notebook computers and mobile workstations, according to a news release. The batteries can overheat and pose fire and More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Walmart drops in-house punishment for shoplifters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (UPI) — Retailer Walmart is ending an alternative to prosecution for shoplifting, the company said, that could put a larger burden on local police forces. The company is suspending its More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Humana, PE firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $4 billion, the More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

North Korea’s only 3G network provider withdraws services

SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) — North Korea‘s only 3G network provider will pull out of the hermit kingdom, cutting off some 3.5 million citizens subscribed to its local Koryolink services. Egypt’s More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Health insurance signup deadline pushed for applicants with incomplete signups and hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it’s extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Amazon expands same-day and one-day delivery to 8,000 cities — here’s the last day you can shop online for Christmas

SEATTLE (Heartland Newsfeed/MarketWatch) — Looking to get your last-minute gifts delivered before the holidays? Don’t wait much longer than this week, unless perhaps you have Amazon Prime. The online retail More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Illinois officials react to FCC’s net neutrality vote

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — While Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan promises an appeal, an Illinois U.S. representative says lifting Federal net neutrality rules will hold internet service More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Consumer advocate warns of holiday scam attempts

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — The fast-paced shopping season that accompanies the holidays means more potential opportunities for criminals. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which is warning More...

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