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Outbrain Is Investigating Whether Russian Trolls Used Its Platform For Election Propaganda

0SHARESShare The content recommendation ad network Outbrain, whose clicky content sprawls across the web, is investigating whether Russian ads or other forms of election tampering took place on its service during the 2016 election. Outbrain claims to reach more than 550 million visitors per month via content recommendation modules it places on websites of publishers such as CNN, People, and ...

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GM to test self-driving cars in N.Y. in early 2018: Gov. Cuomo

0SHARESShare (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N ) plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The planned testing by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state, Cuomo said in a statement. A ...

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet. Xiaobing Yan, 40, and Jian Zhang, 38, were charged with conspiring to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues into the United States, the Justice ...

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

0SHARESShare SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state’s deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Lighter winds were expected, a condition that has helped 11,000 firefighters control the flames that have consumed more ...

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NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

0SHARESShare NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City. Trump’s unflagging criticism of the symbolic gesture as unpatriotic, which he repeated as recently as Monday, ...

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Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

0SHARESShare BOSTON (Reuters) – The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments. Federal prosecutors contend that David Wright, 28, along with his uncle and a friend had plotted to kill the woman who organized the ...

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THE SOCIAL VIDEO REPORT: Content, distribution, and monetization across Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram

0SHARESShare BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here . The “pivot to video” is digital media’s megatrend of the moment. Globally, 47.4 minutes of online video  will be watched daily in 2017, a 20% year-over-year (YoY) increase, driven primarily by mobile, where ...

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MORGAN STANLEY: A stock market correction is 'looking more likely'

0SHARESShare Morgan Stanley warns that a near term pullback in the S&P 500 could be coming. Flickr/Joe Lewis Earnings season can be a euphoric time for stocks. It’s a time when companies have the opportunity to show off growth that matches their valuations, and it can give traders looking to put money to work the rationale they need to invest. ...

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Japan's Kobe Steel has been selling questionable products to airplane manufacturers, others for more than 10 years

0SHARESShare Kobe Steel’s Kakogawa Works. 松岡明芳 via Wikimedia Commons TOKYO (Reuters) – When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. Embattled Kobe Steel Ltd said on Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department is asking the steelmaker to provide documents related to its data falsification scandal. That came after a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters late on Monday ...

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New York City yellow cabs have taken a back seat to Uber

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz The growth in popularity of ride-hailing apps like Uber has affected ridership  numbers for New York City’s yellow cab industry over the past several years. But the once David and Goliath relationship between competitors now looks much more even. For the first time ever, more people took Uber than yellow cabs, according to some number-crunching from the New York ...

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