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

(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…... Read More

(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…... Read More

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

(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…... Read More

Nod Hill Brewery Is Connecticut's First Solar Powered 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…... Read More

Twitter outlines sweeping details of ban on political ads

(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…... Read More

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

(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…... Read More

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

(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,…... Read More

Are Google, Twitter and Facebook doing enough to protect the 2020 election?

(NEW YORK) -- In less than a year, Americans will head to the polls in the 2020 presidential election. Last time around, the FBI says, Russian trolls, in coordination with the Russian government, engaged in a sophisticated attempt to influence the American electorate to vote for Donald Trump. While the…... Read More

Entrepreneur, 14, creates natural hair program to empower future curl bosses

(NEW YORK) -- Lexi P., 14, knew she wasn't the only one in need of help taming her tresses. So the 14-year-old did something about it.The teen launched her line of Curlanistas products in 2018 after realizing the important need to empower other young girls who had curly hair like…... Read More

ColourPop releases

(NEW YORK) -- Right in time for the release of Frozen 2, there's a new makeup collection underway.On Nov. 15, ColourPop and Disney are releasing a full cosmetics line inspired by Anna and Elsa's princess powers.The latest launch includes eye shadow palettes, lip gloss, lipstick and glitter."Fit for a an…... Read More

Nike debuts new sneakers for nurses, doctors and home health providers

(NEW YORK) -- Nike's latest sneaker drop pays homage to hardworking medical workers who deserve it.Officially releasing on Dec. 7, the new Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoe gives nurses, doctors and home health providers a way to trade in their rubber clogs for something that can really trek through long…... Read More