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Netflix, Other Streaming Services Face European Content Quotas


Netflix(BRUSSELS) -- Netflix and other on-demand video services could be subject to a quota requiring them to ensure at least 20 percent of their content is European and is prominently featured, according to a new proposal posted online Wednesday by the E

Microsoft's Gutting of Its Mobile Business Will Impact 1,850 More Jobs


Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft announced Wednesday it is slashing 1,850 jobs in its mobile division as the company seeks to streamline operations following an announcement earlier this month it was selling the Nokia brand.As many as 1,350 of the jobs be

Ford Recalls 271,000 F-150 Pickups over Brake Issue


Ford Motor Company(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford is recalling approximately 271,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to address a brake issue.The recall affects vehicles from model years 2013 to 2014 that are equipped with 3.5-liter GTDI engines. The autom

At McDonald's HQ, Fight for 15 to Rally for Higher Fast Food Wages


McDonald's(CHICAGO) — Fight for 15 is staging another round of massive demonstrations Wednesday.The group calling for a minimum wage increase to $15 will super-size their protests at McDonald’s. Fight for 15 protesters will start at the flagsh

Sports Authority Is Going Out of Business: What Shoppers Need to Know


Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sports Authority is set to begin its liquidation sale, after the sporting goods retailer detailed in court documents its plan to shutter all 463 of its stores after a failed attempt last month to find a bidder.The 29-y

Dow Closes with Triple Digit Gains, Investors Relax on Interest Rates


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street rallied Tuesday after investors appeared to settle on rumors of a possible rate hike this summer.The Dow soared 213.12 (+1.22 percent) to close at 17,706.05 for its biggest one-day gain in weeks.The Nasdaq jumped

Domino's Pizza Exploited Outdated Computer System to Cheat Workers, Lawsuit Alle


Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Domino's Pizza, the nation's largest pizza delivery chain, is being accused of exploiting an outdated computer system to commit "rampant wage violations" in a $565,000 lawsuit filed by the New York State Attorney Gener

Threat of Zika Virus Forces Many to Shift Summer Travel Plans


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A popular parenting Facebook page is populated these days primarily with posts about the Zika virus and travel safety.One woman by the name of Dana writes that she originally planned a family trip to Aruba in August, but is

IIHS Tests Safety of Muscle Cars


moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They may be fast, but how safe are muscle cars in a crash?For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put iconic muscle cars through their paces to see if they're as safe as more traditional cars. The I

French Tax Authorities Raid Google Offices in Paris


Google(PARIS) — French authorities Tuesday raided the Paris offices of Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.Accused of owing the French state some $1.8 billion in unpaid taxes, Google’s offices were searched Monday by dozens of tax offi

Twitter Makes It Easier to Squeeze in More Than 140 Characters


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twitter's 140-character limit, which has long been the foundation of the site, is being relaxed in a move the social network hopes will make it easier for users to tweet more media-rich content without worrying about ru

Behind the Wheel of Acura's Latest Incarnation of the $156K NSX 'Supercar'


Acura(NEW YORK) — Jon Akeda is the man at Acura most responsible for making the latest incarnation of the NSX "supercar" a reality, and the fact that he likes the word "fun" should be a big tip-off about how this iconic sports car handles.Akeda, Acu

Facebook Makes Changes to Trending Topics Process But Says No Evidence of System


LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After backlash over a report that said its Trending Topics section was biased, Facebook has made some new changes.In a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R., S.D.), Facebook said it found no ev