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Nick Carter denies rape allegation as ABC pulls Backstreet Boys holiday special

CNN  —  Backstreet Boys’ member Nick Carter is being sued by a 39-year-old woman with autism and cerebral palsy who says the singer raped her as a teenager on the group’s tour bus in 2001. Shannon “Shay” Ruth filed a sexual battery lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, on Thursday in which she claims that Carter …

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The Open Markets Act Is Based on a False Premise About App Stores

Text size Whether the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have monopolist market shares depends on how narrowly one defines their market, writes Jessica Melugin. Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images About the author: Jessica Melugin is director of the Center for Technology and Innovation Center with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of Do Claims …

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Foxconn Expects to Resume Full iPhone Production By January

Epidemic control workers wear PPE to protect against the spread of covid-19 as they disinfect an area on the Liangma River, a popular spot for local residents and the site of a protest against covid measures the day before, on November 28, 2022 Photo: Kevin Fryer (Getty Images) Major Apple supplier Foxconn says its Zhengzhou …

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Amazon’s checkout page stopped working for some users

CNN — Thousands of customers looking to purchase an item on Amazon early Wednesday encountered an error message on the e-commerce site’s checkout page, a rare issue for a platform that has become even more of a central shopping hub for countless households during the pandemic. There were more than 9,000 user reports of issues …

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Walmart CEO: Inflation on toys, clothing and sports equipment is easing

New York CNN Business — Finally, shoppers are getting some good news about prices: Inflation is falling on discretionary merchandise just in time for the holidays, Walmart chief Doug McMillon said Tuesday. “In toys, sporting goods, apparel, categories like that, prices have come down more aggressively,” McMillon said in an interview on CNBC. “We’re still …

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McDonald’s franchisee violated child labor laws, investigation finds

New York CNN Business — A McDonald’s franchise operator has violated child labor laws, according to an investigation by the Department of Labor. Santonastasso Enterprises, which operates McDonald’s locations in the Pittsburgh area, allowed 14- and 15-year-olds to work more than three hours after 7 pm on school days, after 9 pm over the summer …

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Taylor Swift fans file lawsuit against Ticketmaster

Taylor SwiftPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) The Swifties are dressing for revenge. After Ticketmaster royally screwed up the presale for Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour, the consequences started rolling in: An investigation by the Department of Justice. A Congressional hearing. And now a lawsuit from angry fans. It’s a three-pronged assault! Per The Hollywood Reportermore than …

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Hertz settles lawsuits over hundreds of alleged false arrests

CNN — Hertz will pay $168 million to settle 364 claims related to the company falsely reporting rental cars as stolen. These cases sometimes result in people being arrested and even imprisoned. One lawsuit involving dozens of such cases alleged systemic flaws in Hertz’s reporting of thefts, including not recording rental extensions, falsely claiming customers …

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