US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

The cost of President Donald Trump’s trade war is starting to soar. Trump has cheered billions „pouring into the coffers of the USA,” but new data shows companies’ costs starting to reach new records: In October, US companies paid $6.2 billion in tariffs, up from $4.4 billion this past September and $3.1 billion in October…

Companies are being accused of price-gouging on food, water, and gas during Hurricane Florence

Companies are being accused of price-gouging on food, water, and gas during Hurricane Florence

Companies in North Carolina are being accused of charging exorbitant prices for food, water, and gas during what is now known as Tropical Depression Florence. State officials have received about 500 complaints that companies have breached the state’s price-gouging laws, which bars people from charging „unreasonably excessive” prices during an official state of emergency. North…

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Facebook had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device markers, many of which are still in effect, according to a report…

Tech companies are at a stalemate with fake news and conspiracy theories

Tech companies are at a stalemate with fake news and conspiracy theories

Alex Jones of Infowars. Screenshot/Infowars Social media companies have tried several approaches to tackle fake news, but they’re not stamping out the problem. YouTube’s latest attempt to tackle the misinformation issue is to include text from Wikipedia on conspiracy theory videos. But Wikipedia isn’t designed to debunk conspiracy theories, and often has its own accuracy…

How 17 famous companies got their quirky names

How 17 famous companies got their quirky names

Have you ever wondered how today’s famous companies got their names? Because of their success, these company names are very familiar to us, but most of them have hidden meanings behind their peculiar names. LEGO, for example, is the combination of two Danish words that translate into „play well.” We tracked down the etymologies of…