Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is considering banning political advertising across its network before the November general election, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions, after facing intense pressure for allowing hate speech and misinformation to flourish across its site. The decision has not been finalized, said the people, who spoke on condition of … Read more

TikTok users panic as Trump admin considers banning app

“I went live and was just telling them, ‘Hey I’m not sure what’s going on, but please do me a favor and follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube,” Pannell told CNN Business. “Everybody was like ‘Parker, I love your videos. I’m going to miss you.’ Everyone was in panic mode.” Pannell, along … Read more

Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic

Image caption Emirates president Sir Tim Clark The president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first time the world’s biggest long-haul carrier has disclosed how many jobs will be lost. Prior to the crisis, Emirates had 60,000 … Read more

Hard Rock chairman sees some bright spots in online gaming, says restaurants are still struggling

Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen told CNBC on Friday that the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic has been acutely felt in the company’s restaurant business.  “The real challenging area is the restaurants. There’s no other way to describe it than it is struggling,” he said on “Closing Bell.” “Frankly, we’re barely open in some … Read more

Mali protesters occupy national broadcaster

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition supporters have tried to break into the national assembly Protesters in Mali have forced the state broadcaster off air during large demonstrations in the capital Bamako. Police have fired shots and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators – some of whom were trying to break into the national … Read more

Trump Rally Postponed, Campaign Says, Citing Weather

WASHINGTON — Amid ongoing concerns about President Trump attracting only small crowds at his re-election events, officials said Friday that his campaign was postponing a planned rally for the following evening in Portsmouth, N.H., citing safety concerns associated with an incoming tropical storm. The rally was set for an outdoor space in an airport hangar, … Read more