21st Century Fox CEO Speaks Out Against Racism

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A leader of 21st Century Fox is the latest high-powered executive to take a stand against racism and hate in the wake of the fatal Charlottesville protests. CEO James Murdoch reportedly wrote to friends, declaring that the violence and the president’s response “concern all of us as Americans and free people.” … Continued

Hyundai Maps Out Electric Car Future

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hyundai has set its sights on a long-range electric car that can travel 500 km — that’s more than 310 miles — between charges. On Aug. 17, the South Korea-based automaker laid out an eco-vehicle roadmap to meet its goal of 31 eco-friendly models under the Hyundai and Kia brands. Electric … Continued

Judge Orders Costco to Pay Tiffany $19 Million

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) —  A federal judge has ordered Costco Wholesale Corp. to pay high-end jeweler Tiffany more than $19 million. The court case, which dates to Valentine’s Day 2013, revolves around 2,500 diamond rings that Costco sold amid signage that read “Tiffany.” The real Tiffany sued to protect its brand, as Costco argued … Continued

China Investigates Social Media Giants

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — China has a strict cybersecurity law that went into effect in June that U.S. tech giants like Apple and Amazon have been working around. But even the country’s own internet giants are having a tough time complying with the law, according to Reuters. On Aug. 11, the Cyberspace Administration of China … Continued

Applebee’s and IHOP Plan to Close 160 Locations

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP is feeling the pressure. DineEquity announced on Aug. 10, that it now plans to shut down as many as 160 restaurant locations this year. The company has been seeing declining sales as executives face a tough time winning over millennial diners. Between 105 … Continued

Trump’s DC Hotel Turns $2 Million Profit in Four Months

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — New financial documents reveal Donald Trump’s DC hotel raised its rates after he became president of the United States. According to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, The Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital turned a $1.97 million profit in just the first four months of 2017. The … Continued

Facebook Unveils New Platform to Watch Shows

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Facebook wants you to spend more time on the platform, so it’s making an even bigger push into video. On Aug. 9, the tech giant unveiled a new home for video shows on Facebook called “Watch”. It’s for users to view original content produced exclusively for Facebook by its partners like … Continued

Oprah Creates New Line of Refrigerated Soups and Sides

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — You may soon start seeing Oprah Winfrey at your local supermarket. In a partnership with Kraft Heinz, the TV icon is creating her very own line of health-conscious foods that use real ingredients and no artificial flavors or dyes. The new brand is called O, That’s Good!, and will offer comfort … Continued

ABC News Pays $177 Million to Settle ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — ABC News is ready to move past its lawsuit with a meat processor. The Walt Disney Company revealed it settled a controversial defamation case for at least $177 million. The settlement comes after South Dakota-based Beef Products sued ABC for $5.7 billion over a series of reports in 2012. The news … Continued

HBO Offers Hacker Group $250,000 ‘Bounty Payment’

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — HBO has suffered a major cyber attack, and the company is asking the hackers to extend the ransom deadline. As a show of good faith, HBO offered to make a bug bounty payment. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety both obtained a copy of a message from HBO on Aug. 10, that … Continued