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Second Former Ole Miss Student Sentenced in Statue Vandalism

CORPORATE | Jul 24
A former University of Mississippi student was sentenced Thursday to a year's probation plus 50 hours of community service for placing a noose on the statue of the school's first black student.

WNBA Fines 3 Teams, Players for Shirts in Wake of Shootings

CORPORATE | By Doug Feinberg | Jul 24
The WNBA has fined the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.

Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings

AUTO NEWS | By Justin Pritchard and Joan Lowy | Jul 23
A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it's not a "self-driving" vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned.

Chipotle Pulls Out the Stops to Win Back Customers

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Jul 23
Chipotle saw a smaller drop in sales as it tries to win back customers, but the company says it doesn't know how long it will take to fully recover after an E. coli outbreak and norovirus cases last fall.

Uruguay Marijuana Growers Compete in Cannabis Cup

CORPORATE | By Matilde Campodonico | Jul 23
Uruguay is home to the world's first government-regulated national marketplace for pot, so it's not surprising that growers have a competition for best marijuana.

Should Schools Punish in Sex Cases When There's No Accuser?

CORPORATE | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Jul 22
When it comes to claims of sexual assault, schools can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim.

Lap Dance Proceeds Will Support West Virginia Flood Relief

FINANCE | Jul 22
The Blue Parrot Cabaret club in Morgantown is offering the lap dances for charity from Wednesday through Saturday. The club plans to donate portions of the proceeds for flood relief efforts in hard-hit southern West Virginia.

Why Do Republicans Say the Sky is Falling? Is It?

FINANCE | By Bill Barrow | Jul 21
The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place, wrenched by economic uncertainty, social upheaval, political dysfunction, violent streets and existential threats. But how true is this picture?

Macy's Tests Artificial Intelligence Tool to Improve Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 21
Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in.

California Couple Claims Prize in Record Powerball Jackpot

FINANCE | By Amy Taxin | Jul 21
While Californians have mused for months about the mystery buyer of a Powerball ticket worth $528.8 million, the couple holding the lucky numbers was busy lining up lawyers and financial advisers.

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