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Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 01:09 PM PDT

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 08:24 AM PDT

Petco Tries to 'Amazon-Proof' Its Business With a New Store

Petco Tries to 'Amazon-Proof' Its Business With a New Store

Petco is trying to Amazon-proof its business. Time will tell if the strategy really works. The privately held pet-goods retailer has just opened a new service-focused store that aims to give shoppers something...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 01:04 PM PDT

Why Your Amazon Prime Membership May Not Be Worth the Price

Why Your Amazon Prime Membership May Not Be Worth the Price

One hundred million people have signed up for Amazon’s Prime subscription service. The company recently raised the price to $119 a year. The service offers customers free expedited shipping, music and movie...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 12:50 PM PDT

Amazon Prime Day Brings Deals, But Also an Outage

Amazon Prime Day Brings Deals, But Also an Outage

Amazon Prime Day 2018 started on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, although an outage brought error messages to some shoppers. Today.com has done a round-up of good deals and will keep updating this page as new top...

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:32 PM PDT

US Sales and Employment Likely to Grow, Economists Say

US Sales and Employment Likely to Grow, Economists Say

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business...

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 08:16 AM PDT

Find the Sweetest Deals on National Ice Cream Day

Find the Sweetest Deals on National Ice Cream Day

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. To make sure you get your fill of the tasty treat, these are the best discounts at ice cream chains (and Whole Foods!) around the country. Baskin Robbins is offering a...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 02:27 PM PDT

Papa John's Starts Pulling Founder's Image From Marketing

Papa John's Starts Pulling Founder's Image From Marketing

Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in logos and TV ads, has begun pulling his image from its marketing and pledged to assess its diversity practices in response to his use of a...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 07:03 AM PDT

'It's Heartbreaking': Build-a-Bear CEO Sorry for Sale Chaos

'It's Heartbreaking': Build-a-Bear CEO Sorry for Sale Chaos

The head of Build-a-Bear Workshop is apologizing after a special "pay your age" sale drew "extreme crowds" to malls and shopping centers, forcing the company to close lines during the promotion and turn away...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 05:08 AM PDT

Blockbusters in Alaska Set to Close; 1 Store Left in US

Blockbusters in Alaska Set to Close; 1 Store Left in US

Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for...

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 02:07 PM PDT

Justice Department Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approval

Justice Department Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Merger Approval

The Justice Department will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval, according to a court document filed Thursday. Shares of AT&T slipped 1 percent in after-hours trading Thursday. In June, a federal judge...

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