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Coca-Cola defeats U.S. lawsuit over Diet Coke ads

(Reuters) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Coca-Cola Co’s advertising for Diet Coke misleads people into thinking that consuming the soft drink assists in weight loss, and that it actually causes weight gain. The plaintiff, Shana Becerra, claimed that she and others would not have bought ...

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Oscars’ ‘#MeToo’ dilemma | Reuters

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The Academy Awards, the glitziest night in show business, takes place on Sunday, but the biggest drama may be not on the Dolby Theatre stage but behind-the-scenes moves to tackle the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked the industry. After moving swiftly to expel Oscar-winning film ...

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Wall Street climbs after GDP growth revised lower

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Wednesday after the downward revision of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter weakened the case for faster increases in interest rates. The U.S. Commerce Department said gross domestic product expanded at a 2.5 percent annual rate, instead of the previously reported ...

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Can You Wear Dior to the Demonstration?

PARIS — When she began planning her fall 2018 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s artistic director for women’s wear, could not have known that in the days before her show, students from a Florida school would transform the debate on gun control in the United States, calling time on the ...

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Russia’s Olympic membership is restored by IOC

There were 168 Russians competing as neutral athletes at February’s Winter Olympics Russia’s Olympic membership has been restored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following its suspension from Pyeongchang 2018. Russia was banned from February’s Games by the IOC over state-sponsored doping. Before Sunday’s closing ceremony in South Korea, the ...

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Should You Get a Cheaper Phone? Be Sure to Look Into the Camera

Yet plenty of people don’t want to splurge on a fancy phone every few years. Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer, was the No. 3 phone maker in the fourth quarter last year, IDC, a research firm, said. Sales of cheaper Honor smartphones and other low-end devices contributed to the company’s growth. ...

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Universities should pay back fees for strike, says minister

Image copyright PA Image caption The universities minister says students should have refunds for lessons lost to strikes The universities minister says students whose courses have been disrupted by the university strike should receive compensation for lost classes. Sam Gyimah said this could mean a refund on tuition fees or ...

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Pizza Hut replaces Papa John’s as NFL’s sponsor

(Reuters) – Yum Brands Inc’s Pizza Hut on Wednesday said it will be the new official pizza sponsor of the National Football League, after Papa John’s International Inc ended an eight-year relationship. Pizza Hut’s multi-year partnership will begin during the 2018 NFL Draft near its global headquarters in Dallas, Pizza ...

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You Dumped Facebook. So Why Does It Keep Sending You Emails?

Q. Last year I opened a Facebook account, and as I entered my information I soon decided I didn’t want to continue. I deleted the app on my phone and tablet. Occasionally, I receive a “Welcome back to Facebook” message and realize I’ve not cut the cord. Is there way ...

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