Cheesed off business owner uses giant billboard to shame customer 'Dave' for 'not paying his bills'

The giant poster with a large photo of "Dave" was erected at the roadside next to a McDonald's in Halesowen, West Midlands. It claims Dave "hasn't paid for a job finished six weeks ago". And it adds: "Don't be like Dave. I have bills to pay too! #PayWhatYouOwe." It’s not clear who the Dave is or whether he really owes anyone […]

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NFL owner slams Trump’s attack on national anthem protesters

The owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers slammed President Trump on Thursday, saying his attack on players’ national anthem protest is “the biggest pile of bull-dinky ever.” Hedge fund mogul David Tepper, who bought the Panthers in May for $2.2 billion, said Trump is flat-out wrong for attacking the protesting players as being unpatriotic. NFL players are the “most patriotic […]

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Tesla shares climb on Musk’s promise of ‘amazing’ quarter

Tesla shares climbed nearly 9 percent on Monday as investors reacted to Elon Musk on Friday evening predicting “the most amazing quarter in our history.” The electric-car maker finished the day up 8.5 percent, at $285.50, a boost that was also fueled by Baird analyst Ben Kallo urging investors in a note to stick with Tesla “even with the drama.” […]

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Zynga shares surge as it lands ‘Star Wars’ deal with Disney

The Force is strong with this deal. Shares of mobile video game-maker Zynga jumped as much as 10 percent on Wednesday after it announced a partnership with Disney to make new “Star Wars” games. Zynga, famous for creating smash-hit games like “Farmville” and “Words with Friends,” will assume operation of the strategy game “Star Wars: Commander,” and will develop and […]

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Backpage.com exec pleads guilty in prostitution case

PHOENIX — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer is the second Backpage.com employee to plead guilty in cases in Arizona in […]

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The fight to shave milliseconds off your credit card purchases

Square Inc.’s hardware chief Jesse Dorogusker is “kind of obsessed” with a metric that doesn’t appear anywhere on the company’s financial statements. For the past few years, Dorogusker and his team have been determined to reduce the amount of time it takes to process chip cards. They’re now focused on cutting down checkout time more broadly, by looking at other […]

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Airbnb to donate $10M to city charities as symbolic gesture

Its lobbying didn’t work, so Airbnb is hoping charity will convince lawmakers that its services should be legalized. The home-sharing announced Wednesday that it is donating $10 million to seven select charities as a symbolic gesture intended to show some of the tax revenues it could generate if New York allowed short-term rentals. “It was essentially calculated based on what […]

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