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Americans are spending again and American Express is booming, according to Associated Press

From Associated Press: NEW YORK (AP) — Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common, fueling a revenue surge at American Express during the second quarter. That...

Uber headlines: Trial starts for man accused in Uber rider’s death

From Associated Press: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Opening arguments are expected Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing the South Carolina woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride. Nathaniel Rowland faces...

Hold Uber responsible: Jury selection begins for man accused in Uber rider’s death

From Associated Press: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the criminal trial of a man accused of the 2019 killing of the South Carolina woman who got into his car thinking it...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise, warns Associated Press

From Associated Press: Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food...

Uber Eats tackles app profile issue that outs trans drivers, according to Associated Press

From Associated Press: BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday to...

Uber headlines: Uber pays $3.4M for Seattle gig worker leave law mistakes

From Associated Press: SEATTLE (AP) — Uber has agreed to pay more than $3.4 million to 15,000 drivers after making mistakes related to Seattle’s pioneering paid sick leave law covering gig workers. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic,...

AT&T news: Business Highlights: AT&T-Discovery merger, downtown outlook

From Associated Press: Oprah and CNN: AT&T is merging media business with Discovery NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. telecom giant AT&T Inc. is combining its WarnerMedia operations with Discovery Inc. The deal will marry the likes...

Latest AT&T customer news: AT&T, Discovery join media brands as cord-cutting encroaches

From Associated Press: NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T will join its media operations with those run by Discovery to create a new company in a $43 billion deal that run its CNN, HBO, TNT and...

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Wells Fargo customers take note: The Sixers rocked the Wells Fargo Center

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: They have won every game Harden has played for them. Feels like something special is brewing. The...

Hold PayPal responsible: PayPal Hides Pay-Later Plan’s Overdraft Fee Risk, Suit Says

From Bloomberg Law: PayPal Inc. falsely touts its “Pay in 4" installment program to low-income customers as a free service,...

Take action against Wells Fargo: In latest Zelle scam, Wells Fargo customers lose thousands after fraudsters pose as bank employees

From WABC-TV: CONCORD, Calif. -- Amid the rise in popularity of quick-pay apps, scammers are also increasingly using digital payment...