Facebook censors Marsha Blackburn post about women’s sports

Facebook censors Marsha Blackburn post about women's sports

Social media giant Facebook has censored a post shared by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., after she spoke out against biological males competing in women’s sports. “Biological men have no place in women’s sports,” Blackburn wrote, linking to a donation page that called on conservatives to “fight back against Big Tech censorship.” The post, which was shared to … Read more

Tinder owner Match settles spat with Google over payments

Tinder owner Match settles spat with Google over payments

Match Group said Friday that Alphabet’s Google will temporarily allow the dating apps maker to offer users a choice in payment systems. Match sued Google earlier in May, calling the action a “last resort” to prevent Tinder and its other apps from being booted off the Google Play store for refusing to share up to 30% of … Read more

Dow falls 400 points near the end of a bruising week

Dow falls 400 points near the end of a bruising week

The Dow fell more than 400 points Friday as stocks headed for another week of declines following a massive pullback two days ago. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% and is on track for its seventh straight weekly decline after getting close to entering a bear market this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.3% to … Read more

SEC fines Wells Fargo $7M for anti-money laundering lapses

SEC fines Wells Fargo $7M for anti-money laundering lapses

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that Wells Fargo Advisors had agreed to pay $7 million to settle charges of anti-money laundering related violations. The regulator said Wells Fargo Advisors failed to file at least 34 Suspicious Activity Reports in a timely manner between April 2017 and October 2021. The lapse arose because the broker failed to properly implement and test a new … Read more

GOP pols want Barnes and Noble to stop selling ‘Gender Queer’ book to kids

GOP pols want Barnes and Noble to stop selling 'Gender Queer' book to kids

A pair of Republican politicians from Virginia want a court to force Barnes & Noble to stop selling two controversial books about gender identity to minors, including Maia Kobabe’s graphic memoir “Gender Queer.” Tim Anderson, a representative in Virginia’s General Assembly, wrote a post on his Facebook account this week saying he intends to file … Read more

Dr. Sturm expands skin-care empire to NYC

Dr. Sturm expands skin-care empire to NYC

The “Vampire Facial” is coming to Manhattan. Celeb-favorite skin care expert Barbara Sturm — known to her fans as Dr. Sturm — will open her first full-scale, permanent Big Apple stores in prominent locations this fall. Sturm’s celebrity followers include Bella Hadid (who credited Sturm’s regimen with saving her skin), Gwyneth Paltrow (who featured Sturm’s … Read more

Kohl’s gets legal threat from investor over weak results, shareholder vote

Kohl's gets legal threat from investor over weak results, shareholder vote

An activist investor is threatening to sue Kohl’s, alleging that the department-store chain withheld news about its weak performance earlier this month — even as shareholders voted to reelect its board. The embattled retailer, which earlier this month won a proxy battle against Macellum Advisors over whether to retain its board of directors, surprised Wall Street … Read more

Microsoft censors Bing searches for Tiananmen Square: study

Microsoft censors Bing searches for Tiananmen Square: study

Microsoft censors suggestions on its Bing search engine for American users looking up Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Tiananmen Square protests’ “tank man” and other politically sensitive terms, according to a new study.  While typing in a term like “Joe Biden” into Bing results in a drop-down “autofill” box suggesting popular search options, Microsoft removed … Read more