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Delta Air Lines imposes new rules tightening leash on support animals

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before boarding a Delta Air Lines flight with a furry friend, passengers will now need documentation that support animals are healthy and well-behaved. In the past, the airline has required a doctor’s note from passengers who wish to bring an emotional support animal on board the aircraft with them. But after a series of bizarre, and sometimes …

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Hijab-wearing model Amena Khan stands out in L’Oréal Paris’ new hair campaign

ferlistockphoto/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Meet Amena Khan. She’s the hijab-wearing Muslim woman turning heads in L’Oréal Paris’ new hair campaign, Elvive. And although she didn’t begin wearing a hijab, or scarf, on her head until she was in her 20s, according to British Vogue, Khan said she’s thrilled to part of the multimedia campaign. Khan called it “a game changing new …

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Tales from the crypto: South Korea frets over crackdown on virtual economy

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) — In South Korea, more than 200,000 people have now signed a presidential petition imploring the government to reconsider a proposal to crack down on cryptocurrency -– an extraordinary public outcry and a clear sign that in South Korea, the failure of a virtual economy would have very real consequences. South Koreans have good reason to fear …

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Manhattan DA investigators raid Newsweek Media Group’s offices to conduct search of computer servers

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investigators with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office raided on Thursday the New York City offices of Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of Newsweek and International Business Times. Newsweek said in a statement that a search of the company’s computer servers was conducted “to obtain technical information about the servers. The company provided the DA’s representatives with …

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Krispy Kreme letting fans vote on new flavor of glazed doughnut

bhofack2/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Krispy Kreme is asking America to decide the flavor of its newest glazed doughnut that will be offered at participating shops around the country later this year. Customers can vote for one of four choices — blueberry, caramel, lemon and maple — until the end of the vote on January 22. The doughnut chain will then “craft, …

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Wall Street retreats after record-setting Wednesday

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One day after a record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Wall Street’s major indices retreated slightly on Thursday. The Dow dropped 97.94, losing about one-third of a percent and closing at 26,017.81. The Nasdaq dipped 2.23 to a close of 7,296.05, while the S&P 500 ended the day at 2,798.03, 4.53 lower than its open. …

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Amazon names 20 remaining candidates for second headquarters

Amazon(SEATTLE) — Amazon announced the twenty candidates still in the running for the company’s second headquarters on Thursday, eliminating 218 proposals as it moves on to the next phase of the selection process. Some of the country’s biggest cities made the cut, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. But also included were Austin, …

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Old corporate tax rate ‘was never good for the United States,’ Apple CEO says

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview with ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why many U.S. companies, including Apple, have parked billions of dollars in profits overseas for years. The high corporate tax rate in the U.S. encouraged companies to keep that money deployed elsewhere and “we thought this was never good for …

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