Facebook To Stop Advertising Gun Accessories To Children

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Facebook has announced a new policy aimed at preventing minors on its platform from seeing ads about gun accessories.  The social media giant said on Saturday that advertisers promoting such products ― including gun cases and paint, holsters and belt accessories, and gun-mounted flashlights and scopes ― will have to restrict their audience to adults aged 18 and older starting on June 21. “Unlike posts from friends or Pages, ads rec ...read more

Audi CEO Arrested In Germany Over Diesel Scandal

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) ― The head of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) luxury arm Audi was arrested on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be taken into custody over the German carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal. Munich prosecutors said Rupert Stadler was being detained due to fears he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the scandal, plunging Volkswagen (VW) into a leadership crisis. News of the arrest comes as VWâ&e ...read more

Rural Areas Have The Highest Suicide Rates And Fewest Mental Health Workers

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In the days and weeks following the suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and handbag designer Kate Spade, a chorus of social media users urged people with depression to not be “afraid� to ask for help. But for most Americans, fear isn’t the thing that stands in the way of therapy. It’s having no one to turn to. This was the case for Sue, 57, who spent over 30 years trying to get effective treatment for bipolar di ...read more

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud Charges

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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and company president Ramesh “Sunny� Balwani have been indicted by a federal grand jury for wire fraud, the Department of Justice announced Friday. In a separate announcement Friday, Theranos also announced Holmes has also stepped down as CEO of the biomedical company. Theranos’ board of directors announced the long overdue, and now mostly symbolic, move in a press release Friday afternoon. In March of ...read more

Starbucks Discriminates Against Older Workers, According To Former Employees

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Andrea spent a recent 13-hour shift at Starbucks, where she works as a manager, in agony. The 52-year-old, who asked that her real name and location not appear in this story for fear of losing her job, had opened the store at 5:15 a.m. and was supposed to leave at 1:45 p.m. But then she had to cover for an employee who went home sick. An hour into her shift, she started to feel the familiar sharp sensation that shoots up from her feet to her back whenever she stands for prolonged periods. A few ...read more

Make Money From Pot? Then Forget About A Federally Subsidized Loan

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By Sophie Quinton Marijuana legalization at the state level has created a moneymaking opportunity not only for licensed growers and sellers but also for a wide range of ancillary businesses, from publicly traded garden product companies to local print shops. Now a new Small Business Administration (SBA) policy could force some entrepreneurs to choose between serving cannabis clients and getting a federally subsidized loan. In an April policy notice, the federal agency said it won’t approve ...read more