Sturm Ruger says gun sales plunged

Sturm Ruger says gun sales plunged

Here’s why gun stocks rise after mass shootings Sturm Ruger on Wednesday reported double-digit drops in gun sales and earnings for the quarter and the year. Sturm Ruger (RGR), one of the major gun manufacturers, said that net sales fell 27% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and profits were nearly cut in half. Read More

With last-minute cancellation of Gateway Pundit founder, drama once again unfolds ahead of CPAC

With last-minute cancellation of Gateway Pundit founder, drama once again unfolds ahead of CPAC

The Conservative Political Action Conference hasn’t even started and a snafu is once again stealing the limelight ahead of the annual event. News of the last-minute chaos emerged on Wednesday morning when Pamela Geller, the radical anti-Muslim activist who was organizing a discussion on the “suppression of conservative views on social media,” canceled her event → Read More

NBC's Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice

NBC's Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice

Experiencing the Olympics in virtual reality NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been hit by a ratings drop half way through the games’ two-week run, but digital consumption has made it difficult to measure true viewership success. The combined prime time viewership on NBC and NBC Sports Network are down → Read More

All signs point to more Fed rate hikes in 2018

All signs point to more Fed rate hikes in 2018

Here’s the reality behind inflation worries Federal Reserve officials are increasingly optimistic about U.S. economic growth this year, leaving them on course to lift interest rates further. The minutes of the Fed’s late January meeting, made public Wednesday, showed an even rosier view of the economy than officials held at the end of last year. → Read More

Tech's biggest companies are spreading conspiracy theories. Again.

Tech's biggest companies are spreading conspiracy theories. Again.

17 dead after gunman targets former school The most common line in Silicon Valley right now may be: We’ll try to do better next time. When Facebook (FB) inadvertently promoted conspiracy theories shared by users following a recent Amtrak crash, the company said it was “going to work to fix the product.” When Google (GOOGL) → Read More

Twitter is trying to crack down on spam bots

Twitter is trying to crack down on spam bots

How Twitter defined the first year of Trump’s presidency Twitter says it is taking new steps to cripple spam bots on its platform. Automated accounts and automated tweeting is allowed on Twitter generally — they’re how companies keep their feeds going at night and on weekends, for instance. But not all such automated accounts, often → Read More

GE no longer wants a hasty divorce from Baker Hughes

GE no longer wants a hasty divorce from Baker Hughes

5 stunning stats about General Electric General Electric isn’t planning a hasty divorce from oil services giant Baker Hughes after all. GE was considering a sale of its majority stake in Baker Hughes (BHGE) because it is running low on money. Read More

Judge says state can't force IMDB to take down actors' ages

Judge says state can't force IMDB to take down actors' ages

A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have forced IMDB to take down actors’ ages on request. The law was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in September 2016. It was supported by the Screen Actors Guild, which said the law it would help prevent age discrimination in film and television → Read More

WhatsApp cofounder invests $50 million into encrypted messaging app Signal

WhatsApp cofounder invests $50 million into encrypted messaging app Signal

Meet the hacker that spies pay attention to Signal is getting a boost from a billionaire tech founder with a history of bringing secure messaging to the masses. Brian Acton, the cofounder of the popular messaging app WhatsApp, is investing $50 million in Signal and will work with the newly-formed Signal Foundation, Signal creator Moxie → Read More

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