Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Issues Warning about Facebook Crypto Plan

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Issues Warning about Facebook Crypto Plan

On the eve of hearings in Washington about Facebook's digital currency project, Libra, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared that he was "not comfortable" with it. And he warned that Libra could be used for illicit activities like cyber crime...
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UK E-Scooter Fatality Raises Question of Safe Use in Cities

UK E-Scooter Fatality Raises Question of Safe Use in Cities

British YouTube personality Emily Hartridge was killed after colliding with a truck while riding her personal e-scooter in London, and at least eight deaths could be linked to the vehicles in the U.S.
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trump racist tweets

trump racist tweets

After President Trump issued a thread of xenophobic tweets calling on four Congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from, he defended his racist tirade again on Twitter, stating the lawmakers were the ones who needed to apologize to ...
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AOC Tells Cheddar She's 'Cautiously Optimistic' McConnell Delivers on 9/11 VCF

AOC Tells Cheddar She's 'Cautiously Optimistic' McConnell Delivers on 9/11 VCF

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "cautiously optimistic" that the September 11th Victim's Compensation Fund's permanent extension will be passed in the Senate.
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Jon Stewart Pressures Mitch McConnell: 'He Accepted Lou Alvarez's Badge'

Jon Stewart Pressures Mitch McConnell: 'He Accepted Lou Alvarez's Badge'

Jon Stewart caught many by surprise Friday when he said he wanted to be back on Capitol Hill in three weeks — Friday, August 2nd — for the final signing ceremony, a stunningly fast turnaround through the historically thorny high chambe
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HYPERLOOP

HYPERLOOP

North Carolina is looking to bring to bring Virgin Hyperloop One technology to connect the Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill with high-speed transportation.
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Allen & Company's 'Summer Camp for Billionaires' Lightly Attended This Year

Allen & Company's 'Summer Camp for Billionaires' Lightly Attended This Year

Every July since 1983, investment bank Allen & Company invites executives to its private conference at the Sun Valley Resort, but fewer top media and tech executives descended on the Idaho destination this year.
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KushCo CEO Nick Kovacevich: 'This is a Land Grab'

KushCo CEO Nick Kovacevich: 'This is a Land Grab'

From applying to list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market to reporting strong quarterly revenue growth, it's been a good week for cannabis and hemp packaging company KushCo. CEO Nick Kovacevich joined Cheddar's Chloe Aiello to discuss the company's...
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NY Congressman Pushes Dominican Tourism Despite Recent Focus on American Deaths

NY Congressman Pushes Dominican Tourism Despite Recent Focus on American Deaths

Rep. Adriano Espaillat maintains that the Dominican Republic is still a welcoming vacation destination for American tourists despite a wave of recent deaths reported by the media.
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Amazon to Retrain a Third of Employees in $700 Million 'Upskilling' Effort

Amazon to Retrain a Third of Employees in $700 Million 'Upskilling' Effort

The e-commerce giant's Upskilling 2025 pledge promises to give 100,000 employees access to training for in-demand jobs and “highly skilled roles within or outside of Amazon” in the next six years.
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'Stranger' Promos: Netflix Teams Up With Big Names for Hit Show

'Stranger' Promos: Netflix Teams Up With Big Names for Hit Show

The Netflix show "Stranger Things" features quite a few brand tie-ins from Coke to Baskin Robbins in its third season.
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Electric Vehicles
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Playboy Survey Finds America Is in a 'Sex Recession'

Playboy Survey Finds America Is in a 'Sex Recession'

Survey results in Playboy's Gender and Sexuality issue for Summer 2019 found more than half of Americans think they're having less sex than their peers ー and also think they should be having "way more."
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Tesla Shares Pop Following Report of Production Hike

Tesla Shares Pop Following Report of Production Hike

Tesla’s stock popped on Wednesday following reports that the electric car maker is ramping up production at its California factory.
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MOOCH ON 2020

MOOCH ON 2020

California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are the most formidable of the two dozen Democratic presidential candidates, according to Anthony Scaramucci.
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THIRD STRIKE CAMPAIGN CLIP

THIRD STRIKE CAMPAIGN CLIP

The Third Strike Campaign aims to shed light on — and give a voice to — the real people that continue to suffer everyday from the “tough on crime” justice system and the mandatory sentencing guidelines under three strikes legislation.
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Pirates Didn't Really Talk Like That

Pirates Didn't Really Talk Like That

From cartoons to the classic Hollywood films, we've always had an idea of how Pirates talked. They said "Argh" and had people "walk the plank!" Cheddar Explains why pirates never actually talked like that and how it was decided they did...
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Rep. Swalwell Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

Rep. Swalwell Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) announced Monday afternoon that he is officially ending his 2020 bid for president.
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Amazon's First Customer Still Loyal After All These Years

Amazon's First Customer Still Loyal After All These Years

With what could have been a mundane click of his mouse, John Wainwright made history in 1995 when he became the first non-company customer to place an order on Amazon.
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The Unsolved Mystery of The Most Valuable Art Heist Ever

The Unsolved Mystery of The Most Valuable Art Heist Ever

On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art valued at a combined total of $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. This is the story of how it was pulled off, and how everything had to go wrong (or right depending on you...
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The Marketing Backstab That Shook Big Beer

The Marketing Backstab That Shook Big Beer

In 2018, four major beer companies came together to fight back against dwindling beer sales - until Anheuser-Busch betrayed them. Cheddar examines why they did it and what it means going forward.
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Nike Gets Caught in America's Culture Wars with New Flag Controversy

Nike Gets Caught in America's Culture Wars with New Flag Controversy

Tuesday was supposed to be a day to show off an iconic American company doubling down on its domestic manufacturing. Instead, it became another flash point in America's new culture wars.
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Crunch Fitness CEO 'Getting Ready for Really Explosive Growth' With Acquisition Announcement

Crunch Fitness CEO 'Getting Ready for Really Explosive Growth' With Acquisition Announcement

Crunch Fitness, the “original no judgement” gym, has been acquired by the investment firm TPG Growth, the companies announced on Monday.
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Uber Eats And Olo Team Up To Simplify Online Ordering

Uber Eats And Olo Team Up To Simplify Online Ordering

Uber Eats is hoping to make food delivery easier for customers by forming a new partnership with digital food-ordering platform Olo.
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Tito's Handmade Vodka Supports Pride in More Ways Than One

Tito's Handmade Vodka Supports Pride in More Ways Than One

Zack Flores, national philanthropic programs manager at Tito's Handmade Vodka, says the spirits company celebrates "Pride every single day."
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Reporter's Notebook: Put Your Best Spin on the Ball

Reporter's Notebook: Put Your Best Spin on the Ball

Cheddar reporter J.D. Durkin describes the spin room following two nights of the first Democratic primary debates for the 2020 election.
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Why Don't Buses Have Seatbelts?

Why Don't Buses Have Seatbelts?

Buckle up for safety, unless you're on a school or city bus, apparently. Is this a case of hypocrisy in action? Or is there something else going on?
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How Dominos Won In India

How Dominos Won In India

When Dominos set its sights on expanding into the Indian market they faced a pretty big hurdle - Indians didn't really eat much pizza. Not to let such a detail hinder their plans, Domino's charged ahead. Using menu and pricing innovations they wer...
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Rep. Moulton Banks on Military Experience to Take on Trump

Rep. Moulton Banks on Military Experience to Take on Trump

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) is trying to stake out a position among the two dozen Democrats running for president as an anti-war candidate who has the cred -- in the form of four tours of duty in Iraq -- to back it up. He spoke to Cheddar's Megan Pra...
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Playing for Equal Pay

Playing for Equal Pay

There is more than just a trophy on the line for the U.S. Women’s National Team in this year’s Women’s World Cup. Cheddar takes an in-depth look at how the legal and cultural battle over equal pay in professional sports is taking the field in this...
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REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: 2020 Dems Court South Carolina Voters at Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry"

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: 2020 Dems Court South Carolina Voters at Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry"

Democratic presidential hopefuls descended on South Carolina Friday to meet voters and chow down at House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry."
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Why Every TV Show Has A Noticeably Boring Episode

Why Every TV Show Has A Noticeably Boring Episode

Whether your favorite television show is Friends or Breaking Bad, every TV show has what is called a bottle episode. But are bottle episodes a good or a bad thing? Cheddar Explains....
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Canopy Plans to Launch First Hemp Products in 'Corner Stores, Big Box Stores' Next Year

Canopy Plans to Launch First Hemp Products in 'Corner Stores, Big Box Stores' Next Year

Canopy Growth ($CGC) reported fourth quarter earnings and revenue on Thursday that disappointed investors, but CEO Bruce Linton said the company is gearing up for the next phase of its U.S. hemp invasion: bringing products to market.
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Vireo Envisions 'Long-Term Production Hub' for Cannabis in Puerto Rico, CEO Says

Vireo Envisions 'Long-Term Production Hub' for Cannabis in Puerto Rico, CEO Says

Vireo Health CEO and founder Kyle Kingsley joined Cheddar's Chloe Aiello to discuss plans to create a cannabis production hub in Puerto Rico and how the company intends to contribute to the island's economic recovery post-Hurricane Maria.
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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn: 'How You Deal With Reparations Is the Key'

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn: 'How You Deal With Reparations Is the Key'

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said the legislation on reparations for slavery is important to advance the discussion for righting a dark stain on U.S. history, but cautioned making a purely financial debate out of the issue.
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S&P Hits Record High as Markets Surge

S&P Hits Record High as Markets Surge

The stock market surged on Thursday with the S&P 500 closing at a record high, a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled that they will be lowered next month.
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Comic Louie Anderson Looks to His Mom as Inspiration for 'Baskets' Role

Comic Louie Anderson Looks to His Mom as Inspiration for 'Baskets' Role

Emmy Award winner Louis Anderson has some important women in his life to thank for his successful representation of Christine ー his mom and five sisters.
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Iran Shot Down a U.S. Drone. The Question Is: Where?

Iran Shot Down a U.S. Drone. The Question Is: Where?

Iran and the U.S. agree: the Iranians shot down an unmanned American surveillance drone on Thursday. The question the two countries disagree on is where it happened.
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Florida Gives the Green Light to Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Florida Gives the Green Light to Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law allowing fully automated vehicles onto the state's roads as of July 1. State Senator Jeff Brandes, who sponsored the bill, talks to Cheddar about the future of self-driving cars in the Sunshine State.
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Recreational Cannabis Legalization Stalls Again in New York, Cuomo Pushes for Decriminalization

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Stalls Again in New York, Cuomo Pushes for Decriminalization

Last ditch efforts to legalize recreational cannabis in New York failed to garner enough votes, but Gov. Cuomo continues to push for decriminalization as consolation.
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Lawmakers Slam Facebook Over Cryptocurrency Plan, Call for Moratorium

Lawmakers Slam Facebook Over Cryptocurrency Plan, Call for Moratorium

House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters requested Facebook agree to a moratorium on Libra's development "until Congress and regulators have the opportunity to examine these issues" and called on company heads to testify in Washington.
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Snoop Dogg to Cheddar: Smoking Weed Helps Me Focus in Video Games

Snoop Dogg to Cheddar: Smoking Weed Helps Me Focus in Video Games

As of now, esports is yet to have a major drug scandal. However, any league that welcomes rapper Snoop Dogg to its ranks might need to be prepared to have a discussion about an unexpected performance-enhancing substance: marijuana
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Analysis: Verishop Launches With a Target on Amazon's Back

Analysis: Verishop Launches With a Target on Amazon's Back

The online platform Verishop, the brainchild of a former Snap exec, tries to improve upon all the factors that are problematic with the Amazon experience, and marries that experience with all the things that are “right” with the future of e-commerce.
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Electric Bikes and Scooters Expected to Be Legalized in New York

Electric Bikes and Scooters Expected to Be Legalized in New York

New York lawmakers are poised to vote in favor of legalizing e-scooters and e-bikes, but new rules will still let municipalities decide whether or not bike-shares like Lime, Jump, and Bird will be allowed to operate on their streets.
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Trump 2020 Comms Director: 'We Can't Win Without Florida'

Trump 2020 Comms Director: 'We Can't Win Without Florida'

As President Trump begins his 2020 re-election bid, Marc Lotter, director of strategic communications for the campaign discusses the importance of the Sunshine State.
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Kim Kardashian’s Lyft Partnership to Help Ex-Inmates to Launch Next Month: Report

Kim Kardashian’s Lyft Partnership to Help Ex-Inmates to Launch Next Month: Report

Kim Kardashian West’s partnership with Lyft to provide 5,000 incarcerated individuals with free rides to job interviews upon their release could begin as early as next month.
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Why Krispy Kreme Failed in Australia

Why Krispy Kreme Failed in Australia

Krispy Kreme's initial expansion into Australia was a success, but seven years later the company closed a third of its stores. Cheddar examines why the donut company failed down under.
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With Libra, Facebook Bets on the Future of Cryptocurrency

With Libra, Facebook Bets on the Future of Cryptocurrency

Facebook announced a new financial system that will be based on a digital token called Libra managed by an independent non-profit consortium, which is currently comprised of companies like Uber, Spotify, Visa, and MasterCard.
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