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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, spokesman Ed Sweeney says Blackrock will be "engaging with weapons manufacturers and distributors to understand their response to recent events." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 5:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2012 file photo, Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
February 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, actor Jim Carrey poses for photographers during the photo call of the film "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton," at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy. Carrey, said on Twitter on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that he’s dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election via spreading false news with Russian origins, and says they’re still not doing enough to stop it. The 56-year-old Carrey encouraged other investors and users to do the same. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
February 08, 2018 - 1:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delete your account. That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news. The star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask" said on Twitter on Tuesday that he's dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the...
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January 30, 2018 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Fortune 500 drug company that is led by a black CEO. Merck & Co., not Pfizer, has a black CEO. A corrected version of the story is below: Chenault dealt with crises,...
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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 - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo shows Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Twitter announced that chief operating officer Anthony Noto is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Noto is joining Social Finance Inc., an online lender, as chief executive and a director. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:38 am
Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter. Noto is considered a key part of the company's leadership team. Shares of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, led by gains in banks and retailers. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields. Facebook dropped after saying it would make significant changes to user feeds that will result in fewer posts from brands. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, as the market's fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week. Interest rates also climbed after a report showed that a key component of inflation accelerated last month. But stocks absorbed...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that it is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful.” The changes come as Facebook faces criticism that social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more "meaningful." By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other...
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