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All about earnings: Snap, Blue Apron, Disney and more

Wall Street gets its first taste of Blue Apron IPO 1. Snap earnings: Snapchat parent company Snap(SNAP) will report its second-quarter finances on Thursday, but Wall Street isn’t holding its breath for anything positive. The “camera company,” as Snap calls itself, wishes its bad news could just disappear. Shares soared following its highly anticipated March IPO, but Snap has lost much of its market value since then. Earlier this week, some insiders sold their shares after the expiration of the company’s “lockup” period, which bars employees and early investors from ...

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Everything you need to know about the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

8:48 PM ET The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be enshrined Saturday in Canton, Ohio. The seven-member class includes one contributor, one senior selection and five modern-era selections. All seven were chosen from a list of finalists at the meeting of the Hall’s Board of Selectors the day before Super Bowl LI. Here’s a quick look at enshrinees: Seniors selection: Safety Kenny Easley Kenny Easley was a five-time Pro Bowler and named All-Pro four times. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Team:Seattle Seahawks (1981-87) Presenter: High school coach Tommy Rhodes ...

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GM recalling about 700,000 Chevy and GMC trucks

General Motors has recalled hundreds of thousands of Chevy and GMC pickups because of a potential steering issue. The vehicles may have a software problem that can cause them to spontaneously lose their electric power steering assistance for about one second, according to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “If [the power steering] assist is lost and suddenly returned, the driver could lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said in a public document. The cars are particularly vulnerable to the issue ...

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Trump's tough call about Venezuela and oil 

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan president President Trump acted quickly to levy sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. But the administration has some tough decisions to make before slapping harsh penalties on that country’s oil. Maduro held a vote on Sunday leading to the creation of a new legislature that will have the authority to dismantle Venezuela’s constitution. Critics say Sunday’s vote eroded the country’s democracy. The move drew strong rebukes from the U.S. and other countries who see it as a move toward a dictatorship. World leaders are considering penalties. Any sanctions ...

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Social Security Administration warns about fradulent callers trying to steal your checks

A new telephone scam is targeting Social Security recipients. The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323 area code. “The caller claims to be an [agency] employee, and in some instances, tells the victim that they are due a 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of their Social Security benefits,” the post reads. The fraudsters attempt to “acquire personally ...

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The Google app feed is about to get more personal

How Trump feeds distrust of the news media Google wants to give you a smarter information feed. The company is updating the feed in its Google app to provide more in-depth, personalized context about news and information shared around the web. Starting Wednesday, Google(GOOG) app users will see a new look fortheir feeds — under the usual information cards, the app will show related links, like fact-checks on some news stories or additional coverage. It may also show movie times for a new film, a favorite sports team’s latest scores ...

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Overwatch Makes A Huge Announcement About Competitive Gaming

It’s a big day for Overwatch and competitive gaming overall. Blizzard Entertainment today announced the owners of the first seven Overwatch League teams, and included among them are some very big games in traditional sports, gaming, and other industries. As rumored New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is a billionaire, will own the Boston-based Overwatch League team. Additionally, Jeff Wilpon, who is the co-founder and partner at Sterling VC, which owns the New York Mets, will operate the New York team. There will also be Overwatch League teams in ...

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Trump 'didn't know about son's Russia meeting'

US President Donald Trump’s son has said he did not tell his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer who said she could help his election campaign. Donald Trump Jr told Fox News the meeting was “just a nothing” but he should have handled it differently. He released emails showing he welcomed an offer to meet the lawyer, who was allegedly linked to the Kremlin and had material damaging to Hillary Clinton. US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election. Since he was elected, President Trump ...

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All the quirky details you need to know about Elon Musk's Boring company

Elon Musk’s Boring Company releases slick video Elon Musk was clearly not joking when he said he was so tired of Los Angeles traffic that he was going to buy a tunneling machine “and just start digging.” The billionaire entrepreneur now has a tunnel-boring machine that is tearing through the earth under a plot of land that his rocket company, SpaceX, owns in the LA suburb of Hawthorne. Musk even tweeted last month that an elevator — which will allow cars to access the tunnel — should be “up and ...

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