Marketing and advertising

File - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. Facebook is on the offensive to try to contain swirling concerns about how it protects the data of its 2.2 billion members. As CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to face Congress on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, and the company rolls out new privacy rules, the social media juggernaut is facing the most serious challenge in its 14-year-history and seeking to maintain people’s trust and avoid a user exodus.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. The social network is now under fire after The New York Times and The...
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FILE - This file photo provided by Facebook demonstrates parental controls on Facebook's new Messenger app for kids. Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids under 13. A group letter being sent Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children aren’t ready to have social media accounts, understand privacy concerns and navigate the complexities of online relationships. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren't ready to have social media accounts,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump answers questions at a news conference, in Bedminster, N.J. A federal judge ruled on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn’t allow keep the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties secret. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 26, 2018 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled on Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties. A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy rights of the Kushner Cos...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, Grumpy Cat poses for photos with her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, in New York. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, Bundesen won a lawsuit first filed three years ago against the Grenade beverage company. She signed on for the cat to endorse a “Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino,” but the company subsequently used the cat’s image to help sell other products, which an eight-person jury on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, found was unauthorized. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2018 - 1:23 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — It still won't make her smile, but Grumpy Cat has won some scratch. A California jury gave the furry frown queen more than $700,000 this week in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity. According to documents obtained by The Washington Post, owner Tabatha Bundesen of...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:17 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Even North Dakota's tourism director admits it isn't easy promoting a state where the first day of the new year brought temperatures down to a brutal 45 below zero. But having Hollywood actor and Minot native Josh Duhamel make the pitch helps, said Sara Otte Coleman, who heads...
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January 15, 2018 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health Corp., wants to end touch ups of its beauty images in its marketing campaigns by the end of 2020. The plan, announced Monday, affects the marketing materials CVS produces, but it also says it will work with key brand partners and...
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Once it stored tobacco, now this 100 year old barn, seen in a Dec. 15, 2017 photo and owned by former tobacco farmer Michael Vaughn, now displays a message for Kentuckians to quit smoking, in Kevil, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Michiel Vaughn owes a lot to tobacco. The lucrative crop helped pay for his livelihood in the 1980s when he farmed it in western Kentucky. But a 100-year-old tobacco barn on his property now holds sheep, a colony of pet rabbits and a hand-painted mural urging people to quit...
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December 22, 2017 - 12:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts by a former Ohio State and NFL football star to expand his antitrust lawsuit over alleged improper use of ex-players' images are futile and the complaint should be tossed out, talent management company IMG said in a court filing. The dozens of colleges and universities...
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FILE - This June 16, 2009, file photo shows Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel in Boston. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine. The agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including those marketed for children or for serious diseases. (AP Photo/Eric Shelton, File)
December 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a new proposal for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. In a Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, blog post, Wojcicki said that more than 10,000 workers will be helping curb videos that violate YouTube's policies from the platform. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said "some bad actors are exploiting" the Google-owned service to "mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm." Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next...
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