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FILE -- OBIT - In this April 17, 2007 file photo Gilberto Benetton arrives for a Telecom board meeting in Milan, Italy. Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of the Benetton Group, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
October 22, 2018 - 5:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — Gilberto Benetton, one of the four founding siblings of the iconic Italian fashion group Benetton known as much for its shock factor ad campaigns as its colorful knitwear, died Monday evening, the company announced. He was 77. The family said he died at his home in the northern city of...
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FILE - This combination of 2018 file photos shows Arkansas Congressional candidates, Democrat Clarke Tucker, left, and Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill. Tucker and Hill condemned a political action committee’s radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month. (AP Photos/File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in...
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September 27, 2018 - 12:03 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A youth leader in the Netherlands went on trial Thursday for branding three children with a hot iron during a Scouting initiation ceremony. Prosecution spokeswoman Elke Kool said the 23-year-old suspect is accused of burning two letters into the backs of three children...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo palm trees frame a large billboard on top of a Nike store that shows former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square in San Francisco. Nike Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 25, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike caused an uproar earlier this month with its ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that debuted just as the football season was about to begin. But the shoe maker's stock is up and sales have been steady. The furor seems to have largely died down and the company...
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This undated image provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows a Facebook advertisement for jobs at the the City of Greensboro's police department. The ad placed by the city was targeted to “men ages 25 to 35 who live or were recently near Philadelphia.” Such targeting information is available to Facebook users when they click on “why am I seeing this” on a drop-down menu on the ad. The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads including the Greensboro ad. (American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate...
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September 12, 2018 - 8:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy. The lawsuit filed in federal court late Tuesday...
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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2013 file photo shows vials of flavored liquid at a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, U.S. health officials said teenage use of e-cigarette has reached “epidemic” levels in the U.S. and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled off the market. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola is buying the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash, a deal that will see the soft drinks company plug a big hole in its portfolio. The deal is expected to complete in the first half of 2019. Adding Costa to its array of...
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In this May 27, 2005 file photo, bottles of the soft drink Moxie are pictured in West Bath, Maine. Soft drink giant Coca-Cola said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, it is acquiring Moxie, a beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. Moxie has been around since the 19th century and it's famous in New England for its unique flavor, which is the...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing...
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