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More companies sever ties with NRA, now include United, Delta, Hertz and MetLife

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing number of companies are announcing plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Association following the shooting massacre Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that killed 17 students and staff, sparking renewed calls for gun control. One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the gun-rights …

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Companies cutting ties with NRA grows to include Delta, MetLife, Best Western

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing number of companies are announcing plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Association following the shooting massacre on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that left 17 students and staff dead. One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the lobbying group was First National …

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United Airlines flight skids 250 feet off runway in Green Bay amid icy weather

Tom DeSimio(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) — A United Airlines flight skidded off the runway in icy weather conditions early this morning at the airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The United Airlines Flight 878 was landing at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport at approximately 3 a.m. CT when it “ran off the end of the runway by about 250 feet,” according to …

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US stocks close higher, tech and bank stocks rally

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the green on Friday with gains led by technology companies and banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 347.51 (+1.39 percent) to finish the session at 25,309.99. The Nasdaq jumped 127.31 (+1.77 percent) to close at 7,337.39, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,747.30, up 43.34 (+1.60 percent) for the day. Crude …

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Last state to bar Sunday beer, wine and liquor carryout poised to raise a glass

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANPOLIS) — Indiana is the only state in the country that bans carryout beer, wine and liquor sales on Sundays, but the prohibition-era laws could change in a matter of days. Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to sign a bill that would allow Sunday take-out alcohol sales after state lawmakers passed the measure overwhelmingly this week. The vote put the …

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Federal prosecutors: 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli should forfeit Wu Tang Clan album

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive known as “Pharma Bro,” returns to Brooklyn federal court Friday where prosecutors will argue he should forfeit his Wu Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Shkreli bought the rare album at auction for nearly $2 million. Federal prosecutors said he should relinquish it, along with $5 …

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Snapchat stock falls after Kylie Jenner's tweet

studioEAST/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With a tweet, Kylie Jenner may have helped cause Snapchat’s stock to sink by about 6 percent on Thursday. The reality TV star, who has a formidable social following across social media platforms, tweeted about the app’s unpopular redesign Wednesday, saying that she rarely uses it anymore. “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or …

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