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Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

Orgis Energy via Walt Disney World(ORLANDO) — Disney just got a whole lot greener! Walt Disney World has unveiled its newest and largest solar farm. At 270 acres, the site is almost twice the size of the entire Magic Kingdom. “Here at Disney, every day is Earth Day,” Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director of Disney […]

Nantucket's 2 grocery stores caught in the crosshairs of the Stop & Shop strike

Courtesy Patty Keneally(NANTUCKET, Mass.) — Mary Walsh has been working on Nantucket for 40 years, so she’s used to the seasonal nature of the Massachusetts island’s business patterns. But it’s different now. The island that prides itself on being 30 miles out to sea, off the coast of Cape Cod, now finds itself stuck in […]

DNA testing service Ancestry pulls ad said to romanticize slavery

(NEW YORK) —  DNA testing service Ancestry is pulling an ad after an online backlash accusing it of whitewashing history and rape. The ad, which is called, “Inseparable,” shows an enslaved woman named Abigail running hand-in-hand with what would appear to be her white love interest. “Abigail,” the man says as he pulls her toward […]

Hudson Media buys "National Enquirer" for $100 million

Lawrey/iStock(NEW YORK) — In the wake of scandals surrounded by President Donald Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the National Enquirer has been sold off by American Media Inc. Both the U.S. and U.K. versions of the National Enquirer, known for its often-salacious tabloid fare, as well as the Globe and National Examiner, were purchased […]

Facebook collected email contacts from 1.5M users without their knowledge

Facebook(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook admitted on Thursday that it had uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent, in the latest revelation about user data compromised by the social media giant. The company also admitted that it stored the passwords of millions of Instagram users in unencrypted plain text […]

Samsung will investigate problems with new Galaxy Fold phones

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After reports from tech reviewers that screens on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold phones quickly became damaged, the company responded by saying it “thoroughly inspect” the units. Reviewers for Bloomberg, The Verge and CNBC reported several different problems with the groundbreaking “foldable” screens on the new Samsung phone . The […]

Vacation site offers free flights for teachers

aylinstock/iStock(NEW YORK) — Does anyone deserve a vacation more than a teacher? We think not. And agrees. The site is giving away free flights to Mexico to 50 teachers and their guests. Simply sign up at Beach4Teach Club by May 9. On the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 10, members of the […]

Former Vice President Joe Biden rallies striking Stop & Shop workers

ABC News(BOSTON) — Speaking to hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston on Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden said he is “sick” of how their employer is making billions of dollars while treating employees like they don’t matter. Standing on the back of a flatbed truck in the parking lot of a […]

Disney Cruise Line debuts Captain Minnie Mouse, aims to inspire girls

Disney Cruise Line(NEW YORK) — Aye, aye, Captain Minnie Mouse! Disney Cruise Line announced Thursday the debut of Captain Minnie Mouse. The cruise line aims to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. In addition to the first ever pants-wearing Captain Minnie, DCL’s new youth programs and the funding of scholarships […]