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HTC’s Tom Daley swimming pool selfie advert banned

Image copyright HTC Image caption Tom Daley was shown using his phone while diving and exiting a swimming pool An advert showing British Olympic diver Tom Daley using a smartphone at a swimming pool has been banned on the grounds that similar behaviour by consumers would damage the device. HTC has promoted the ad on social media since mid-2017. But an investigation by the UK's advertising watchdog discovered that the device's own instructions said the phone should not come into contact with pool water. HTC apologised on Thursday. The Taiwanese firm also removed the promotion from its YouTube channel. In a statement, it said: "We are disappointed by the ASA ruling, but have removed the video from our sites. "We apologise if anyone felt misled as to the handset's water resistant capabilities." Amazon listings 'misled' customers over savings Poundland 'naughty' elf ad deemed 'irresponsible' 'Scientific' ad by eHarmony banned Geordie ..

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How states are changing teacher pension plans

These teachers work extra jobs to pay the bills Starting next year, new teachers hired in Kentucky probably won't get a traditional pension. Neither will new teachers in Pennsylvania. Pensions are already a thing of the past for teachers in Michigan, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

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Analysis: It’s time to hold Tesla to a higher standard

Tesla's Model 3 may not satisfy 'mainstream' buyers Telsa CEO Elon Musk is sleeping at the factory — again — trying to crank up Model 3 production. But the company still missed its own goal of making 2,500 cars a week. For any other automaker this would be a gigantic mess. For Tesla it's a win, and the stock rose 6%. At least it's progress, and all it took was the chief executive on a cot. Imagine if that same announcement came from General Motors (GENERL MOTORS) instead of Tesla. Say GM was struggling to make the Chevrolet Bolt EV, and CEO Mary Barra showed up at the Orion Assembly plant with a sleeping bag. That's laughable because Barra acts like a CEO. She knows how to run a company without sleeping there. Meanwhile Musk is behaving like a college kid, staying up all night to cram for a test. And by the way, Tesla didn't exactly ace that test -- it still missed the mark. Tesla built 2,000 Model 3s in one week, but missed its target "We c..

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Trump is hitting Amazon where it hurts

President Trump vs Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos President Trump is using the bully pulpit to break investors' faith in Jeff Bezos and Amazon. With a series of broadsides against Amazon (AMZN) on Twitter and reports that he is raising the threat of antitrust lawsuits and tighter regulation, Trump has accomplished what Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT) and rivals have failed to do: slow down one of the most successful companies in American history.

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China fires back, announcing tariffs on US planes, cars and soybeans

This is what a trade war looks like China is punching back in the escalating trade dispute with the United States, announcing plans for heavy new tariffs on dozens more US goods including aircraft and autos. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday said it plans to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US exports. The 106 affected products will also include soybeans and chemicals.

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Dow set to tumble 600 points after China announces new tariffs

US trade with China, explained US stocks were poised to open sharply lower on Wednesday after China announced plans for heavy tariffs on $50 billion worth of US exports. The Dow is set to fall 600 points when the markets open. Futures pointed to losses of more than 2% for the Nasdaq and Dow. S&P 500 futures were off by roughly 1.6%.

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WPP boss Martin Sorrell faces misconduct investigation

Image copyright Getty Images WPP is investigating an allegation of personal misconduct against its chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell. The world's largest advertising agency said its board had appointed independent counsel to conduct the investigation. "The allegations do not involve amounts which are material to WPP," the firm said in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Sorrell responded on Wednesday, saying he rejected any allegation of financial impropriety "unreservedly". "Reports in the media have stated that WPP is investigating an allegation of financial impropriety by me, specifically as to the use of company funds," Sir Martin said in a statement. "This allegation is being investigated by a law firm. I reject the allegation unreservedly but recognise that the company has to investigate it," he said. "I understand that this process will be completed shortly." Sir Martin added: "As a significant share owner, my commitment to the company, which I founded over thirty years ago, remai..

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AT&T questions credibility of key government data point in antitrust trial

AT&T and Time Warner attorneys on Tuesday questioned the method and motivation behind a consulting firm's research used as a key factor in the government's lawsuit to stop AT&T and Time Warner's merger. Stefan Bewley, a director at the San Francisco-based consulting firm Altman Vilandrie & Company, was called to the stand by the Justice Department to discuss his firm's research, which was conducted last year on behalf of Charter, a cable and broadband company that is publicly opposed to AT&T's proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. The study was commissioned in November of 2016, about a month after AT&T announced the merger. It looked at many networks and included Charter's potential subscriber loss if it were to lose Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner that includes channels such as TNT, TBS and CNN. The findings were also a key factor in the study conducted by U.C. Berkeley professor Carl Shapiro, who is serving as an expert witness..

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China strikes back; Futures drop; Sorrell under pressure

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. China strikes back: US stock futures moved sharply lower on Wednesday after Beijing announced plans for heavy new tariffs on dozens more US goods. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it plans to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US exports, including aircraft, soybeans and autos. It didn't state when the tariffs would go into effect.

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