Baltimore bans sugared drinks from kids’ menus

Sugared drinks ban not so sweet for restaurants Baltimore announced Wednesday that sugared drinks will now be banned from kids’ menus in the entire city. The city is the largest to do so, passing the Baltimore City Healthy Kids Meals Bill in April and putting it into effect this week. Restaurants who fail to comply […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 20, 2018
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European Commission fines Google $5 billion

Google faces another European lawsuit The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it is fining Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for forcing its Google apps onto smartphone users. Antitrust official Margrethe Vestager had this to say about the fine: Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. They […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 19, 2018
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Facebook being charged in UK for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook’s back is against the wall yet again On Tuesday, UK authorities announced that Facebook will be charged £500,000 for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to the authorities, Facebook failed to keep data of its users safe, and simultaneously, it did not inform users of how Cambridge Analytica used their data for political gain. In March, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 12, 2018
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India plastic ban hits McDonald’s and Starbucks

Plastic policy ramps up in India On Saturday, Maharashtra’s ban on single-use plastic items – including food containers, shopping bags, forks, knives, and straws – came into effect on Saturday. Maharashtra marks the 25th out of 29 states in India to adopt the plastic policy. However, the city may have a larger effect than the rest, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 27, 2018
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Who Has Been Given a Record Breaking E.U. Fine? Top Search Result: Google

The European Commission has given Google a record-breaking fine of 2.4 billion euros for abusing its market-dominating search engine. Google was able to use its search engine to its advantage in the fiercely competitive and rapidly expanding market of online shopping. Google have been given 90 days by the European Commission to end the misconduct. […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • June 28, 2017
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American Airline’s Violation Results in $1.6 Million Fine

American Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for violating the Department of Transportations’ tarmac delay rule. This comes after the DOT investigated a few incidents 2014 and 2015 where a few domestic flights were left on the tarmac for hours at a time. Flights in Dallas, Shreveport, and Charlotte all experienced this during 2013 and […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • December 17, 2016
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