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Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — After courting controversy for years, the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will no longer fund two organizations that have historically opposed same-sex marriage. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has come under fire from LGBTQ+ activists for reportedly donating millions of dollars to two Christian charities: The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.The company…

US grants another extension for businesses relying on Huawei

US grants another extension for businesses relying on Huawei

iStock/WoodyAlec(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday it will extend a license for 90 days for certain U.S. companies to continue working with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The extension of the Temporary General License has a very narrow range and allows “specific, limited engagements in transactions” involving U.S. businesses and Huawei, which…

We’re recycling but garbage keeps piling up: What you may not know about recycling

We’re recycling but garbage keeps piling up: What you may not know about recycling

MattGush/iStock(NEW YORK) — When Chip Britting celebrated the first Earth Day in April 1970, the then-teenager saw recycling as a promising industry and went on to create a community-led recycling center in Phelps, New York with his teacher. Now, 50 years later, some are calling the efficacy of recycling into question as landfills keep growing…

“Cosmopolitan” editor-in-chief on the worst advice she ever received

“Cosmopolitan” editor-in-chief on the worst advice she ever received

Taylor Dunn/ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Jessica Pels is responsible for overseeing and managing the content of one of the world’s largest young women’s media brands. At 33, Pels has navigated her career to the top role relatively quickly, but the path she took wasn’t traditional.“I don’t know that I…

Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world’s richest people

Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world’s richest people

Pineapple Studio/iStock(NEW YORK) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has reclaimed the title of richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates had been the second wealthiest individual in the world for more than two years, trailing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As of Friday, Bloomberg’s data shows Gates is worth $110 billion,…

Nod Hill Brewery Is Connecticut’s First Solar Powered Brewery

Nod Hill Brewery Is Connecticut’s First Solar Powered Brewery

Nod Hill Brewery(Ridgefield, Conn.) — Nod Hill Brewery in Ridgefield, Connecticut is the state’s first and only 100 percent solar powered brewery. Started in 2017 by Rob and David Kaye, a father-son team, Nod Hill Brewery powers their equipment with a 287 kilowatt, 700 panel photovoltaic array on the roof of their building. The array…

Twitter outlines sweeping details of ban on political ads

Twitter outlines sweeping details of ban on political ads

RomanOkopny/iStock(NEW YORK) — Twitter unveiled its new wide-reaching policy regarding political ads ahead of 2020, after co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban political advertising as social media giants grapple with the veracity and influence of online ads. The policy outlines how the changes will apply to the political sphere and defines…

United joins American and Southwest in extending 737 Max cancellations into March

United joins American and Southwest in extending 737 Max cancellations into March

Robert Michaud/iStock(NEW YORK) — United is joining American and Southwest Airlines in extending cancellations tied to the Boeing 737 Max into March.The Federal Aviation Administration grounded the aircraft after it was involved in two crashes in Indonesia and in Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people. Although the timing ultimately will be up to…

Defense Secretary says $10B Pentagon cloud contract ‘conducted fairly,’ despite Amazon dispute

Defense Secretary says $10B Pentagon cloud contract ‘conducted fairly,’ despite Amazon dispute

iStock/Kiyoshi Tanno(WASHINGTON) — Amazon is not backing down after the Pentagon awarded Microsoft a lucrative cloud contract deal worth up to $10 billion, saying there was “unmistakable bias” in the government’s decision-making process.Defense Secretary Mark Esper, however, defended the Pentagon’s decision in a news conference Friday with South Korea’s Defense Minister, saying that the awarding…

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — After courting controversy for years, the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will no longer fund two organizations that have historically opposed same-sex marriage. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has come under fire from LGBTQ+ activists for reportedly donating millions of dollars to two Christian charities: The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.The company…

US grants another extension for businesses relying on Huawei

US grants another extension for businesses relying on Huawei

iStock/WoodyAlec(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday it will extend a license for 90 days for certain U.S. companies to continue working with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The extension of the Temporary General License has a very narrow range and allows “specific, limited engagements in transactions” involving U.S. businesses and Huawei, which…

We’re recycling but garbage keeps piling up: What you may not know about recycling

We’re recycling but garbage keeps piling up: What you may not know about recycling

MattGush/iStock(NEW YORK) — When Chip Britting celebrated the first Earth Day in April 1970, the then-teenager saw recycling as a promising industry and went on to create a community-led recycling center in Phelps, New York with his teacher. Now, 50 years later, some are calling the efficacy of recycling into question as landfills keep growing…

“Cosmopolitan” editor-in-chief on the worst advice she ever received

“Cosmopolitan” editor-in-chief on the worst advice she ever received

Taylor Dunn/ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Jessica Pels is responsible for overseeing and managing the content of one of the world’s largest young women’s media brands. At 33, Pels has navigated her career to the top role relatively quickly, but the path she took wasn’t traditional.“I don’t know that I…