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Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

BUSINESS | Jan 28, 2021

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

In Battle Over GameStop Shares, Two Big Players Flinch

In Battle Over GameStop Shares, Two Big Players Flinch

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman and Stan Choe | Jan 27, 2021

A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked away from the battle. Two Goliaths, actually.

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26, 2021

You may have a mask and hand sanitizer in hand, but if you're planning on traveling any time soon, you'll also have to navigate the maze of pandemic rulesl. United Airlines has launched a digital hub to help customers easily track what may be required.

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

BUSINESS | By Zen Soo | Jan 26, 2021

Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26, 2021

The New York restaurant where a same-sex married couple was told to leave by an anti-LGBTQ employee says that the worker in question has been let go, and that the couple has been invited to return as customers.

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26, 2021

LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

BUSINESS | By Doug Ferguson | Jan 26, 2021

Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a "meaningful portion" of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes.

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

BUSINESS | By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 25, 2021

For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

BUSINESS | Jan 24, 2021

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

Pillowgate: Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail Over Claims He Dated Jane Krakowski

Pillowgate: Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail Over Claims He Dated Jane Krakowski

BUSINESS | Jan 23, 2021

With his product being removed from store shelves and websites after his meddling in the insurrection aftermath, My Pillow magnate Mike Lindell is now suing a British newspaper over a published rumor that he's dating "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski.

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

BUSINESS | Jan 22, 2021

There weren't enough unicorns and rainbow sprinkles to save Big Gay Ice Cream's original East Village location from shuttering its doors, the latest in a long list of COVID casualties.

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22, 2021

A young lesbian woman in Cochrane, Canada, faced rejection at a local Dairy Queen when her family's request for a birthday cake message was denied by the establishment's supervisor.

Land O'Lakes' Beth Ford Makes History as First Out Lesbian CEO of Fortune 500 Company

Land O'Lakes' Beth Ford Makes History as First Out Lesbian CEO of Fortune 500 Company

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Land O'Lakes President and CEO discusses her experience as the first out lesbian to helm a Fortune 500 company.

Keepster: Saving Memories in a Digital Age

Keepster: Saving Memories in a Digital Age

BUSINESS | Jan 21, 2021

Keepster is an innovative app that archives your messages with easy-to-use search functionality that can also turn your messages into creative keepsakes for years to come.

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Jan 20, 2021

United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Netflix's Big 4Q Lifts Video Service Above 200M Subscribers

Netflix's Big 4Q Lifts Video Service Above 200M Subscribers

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Jan 20, 2021

Netflix's video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic.

Martha Stewart-Backed, High-Tech Indoor Farm AppHarvest Starts Shipping Tomatoes

Martha Stewart-Backed, High-Tech Indoor Farm AppHarvest Starts Shipping Tomatoes

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 20, 2021

AppHarvest plans to ship 45 million pounds of tomatoes each year from its 60-acre indoor farm in Morehead.

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

BUSINESS | Jan 19, 2021

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government.

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

Watch: Bronx Married Couple Told to Leave Restaurant by Anti-LGBTQ Worker

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

A married couple say they were told to leave a local eatery because a worker didn't like the fact that they were gay. The men vowed not to return as customers, but they did have a rally just outside a couple of days later.

Concerns Grow Over Eurostar Rail Service Linking UK, EU

Concerns Grow Over Eurostar Rail Service Linking UK, EU

BUSINESS | Jan 19, 2021

The head of France's state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit.

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