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Twitter Moves to Actively Seek Out Terrorist Supporters

(Richard Drew/AP Photo)
(Richard Drew/AP Photo)

WASHINGTON—Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged...




  • A cheeseburger and drink, served up at a Shake Shack restaurant in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 28, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Fast-Casual Chains Succeed by Giving Us What We Want

    Annual sales at fast-casual restaurants are growing at three times the average industry rate. Why? What is the magic formula that has people flocking to... Read more

  • Customers browse aisles at the opening day for Amazon Books, the first brick-and-mortar retail store for online retail giant Amazon, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Amazon Is Planning to Open Hundreds of Bookstores, Mall CEO Says

    Amazon is planning to open up to 400 physical bookstores in the future, a mall CEO revealed in an earnings call this week. The Seattle-based... Read more

  • Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yahoo to Cut 1,700 Workers as CEO Tries to Save Her Own Job

    SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer... Read more

  • Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli is interviewed by host Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York, on Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

    Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart... Read more

  • An Exxon sign at a Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa., on April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    As Oil Prices Plunge, Big Oil Profits Take a Hit

    DALLAS—The big plunge in crude prices is taking a toll on Big Oil. Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit fell 58 percent to... Read more

  • This graphic shows the largest company by revenue in every state, some of which you probably never heard of (Book Your Data)

    These 5 Companies Nobody Knows Are Still Top of Their State

    The United States dominates the top 10 of global companies by revenue with names such as Walmart ($486 billion in 2015) and Exxon Mobile ($383... Read more

  • A logo of Swiss bank UBS on a building in Zurich on Nov. 14, 2013. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    UBS Bank Shares Plunge as Rich Investors Withdraw Money

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients—a token... Read more

  • Vietnamese Beef Salad, and Feta, Cucumber, and Orzo Greek salad from Maple, a New York meal delivery service, on July 20, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Q&A: Maple CEO Caleb Merkl on Building the ‘Ideal’ Food Delivery Concept

    Maple launched its gourmet food delivery service in the Financial District less than a year ago, and in January expanded to include Midtown Manhattan. With... Read more

  • A Chipotle restaurant in Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 27, 2015. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, that the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle restaurants appears to be over, and that they are closing the investigation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    CDC Says Chipotle-Linked Outbreak of E. Coli Appears Over

    WASHINGTON—Looks like it’s safe to bite into that burrito. The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to... Read more

  • A court ordered Greek yogurt maker Chobani to stop an ad campaign that disparaged its rivals. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Chobani’s Natural Greek Yogurt Ads Disparaged Rivals, Court Says

    Chobani is doing its best to take the high road after a court ordered the company to stop its ad campaign that involved throwing its... Read more

  • General Mills' Larabars which comes in 21 flavors and uses nine ingredients or less in their bars. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    General Mills’ Larabar Ads Highlight Real Ingredients, No ‘Ticky Tacky’

    General Mills’ new national television advertising campaign for Larabar goes where few multinational food companies dare to go, and it makes sense. In the process... Read more

  • The Instagram logo is displayed on a tablet on December 20, 2012 in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Instagram Effect: Facebook Cashes in on Mobile Ads

    David Fischer, Facebook’s vice president of business and marketing, discusses the company’s fourth-quarter growth with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Markets.”…... Read more

  • Facebook from a wirelessly connected smartphone is seen on the mockup display on an autonomous car’s dashboard at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 6, 2015. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Facebook Closes In on Google After Strong Fourth Quarter

    SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most powerful... Read more

  • A group of visitors to the Apple store descends a staircase to the showroom below in New York on Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    After Setting iPhone Record, Apple Forecasts Rare Sales Drop

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of... Read more

  • A man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif., on June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Facebook Posts Strong 4Q as Company Closes Gap With Google

    SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet’s most... Read more

  • Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick holds the yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, in San Francisco, on Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!

    Legumes are a curious food. Some say they are a superfood. They are indeed the only food that gets prominent double billing in the USDA’s... Read more


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