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Yelp’s New ‘Racist’ Alert Raises Concerns Among Small Businesses

Yelp Inc.’s recently launched feature of flagging businesses accused of “overtly racist actions” is raising concerns among U.S. small-business owners who worry about false accusations. Desarae Mueller-Fichepain, who has been running French-cuisine restaurant Le Voltaire in Omaha, Nebraska, for almost …

Judge Dismisses Dykstra’s Suit Against Ex-Teammate Darling

NEW YORK — A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, ruling the outfielder’s reputation already was so tarnished it could not be damaged more. Dykstra claimed he was defamed when Darling …

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Some Businesses, But Not All

The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing automation that could put the jobs of human employees at risk, it …

Last to Ground the Max a Year Ago, FAA’s Global Status Shaken

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner, most of the world’s aviation regulators rushed to ground the jet while the U.S., where it was built, waited for data. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration took three …

Novartis Drug Data Allegations Revive Questions Over Ethics

Concern over Novartis AG’s corporate culture returned to the spotlight after U.S. regulators said the Swiss drugmaker delayed disclosing manipulation of animal testing data for the world’s most expensive drug. The company became aware of a data problem on March …

Wall Street’s Top Watchdog Seeks Help to Muzzle a Mystery Troll

Elon Musk mocked it as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” Billionaire Mark Cuban said it’s “useless.” Hedge fund legend Leon Cooperman called it “abusive.” For the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, such attacks come with the territory. But brushing them off …

Facebook Pays Record $5 Billion to Settle U.S. Privacy Claims

Facebook Inc. agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising …

Tesla Investigates Video of Parked Model S Exploding in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving …

Hulk Hogan Files Defamation Suit Against Ex-Wife

Wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife, claiming she lied and defamed him in her new book. The St. Petersburg Times reports that Hogan -whose real name is Terry Bollea – filed the lawsuit Thursday in Florida. The 18-page lawsuit …

Gangster Sues to Stop Film on Heineken Kidnapping

One of the Netherlands’ best-known gangsters went to court Thursday to stop the release of a film about the 1983 kidnapping and ransom of beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, in which he played a key role, claiming it misrepresents him. Willem …