San Francisco lawsuit, NYC law highlight global risks for Airbnb
By Heather Somerville and Tina Bellon SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. Other online marketplaces - such as Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist ? have cited the same law to shield themselves from liability for any improper transactions among users of their services.
Pennsylvania professors agree to contract, end strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities reached a tentative contract agreement Friday and immediately ended a walkout that was in its third day.
1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emailsWASHINGTON (AP) ? One document in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department on Friday contains classified information.
New 3D technology raises hopes for the coldest of cold cases
NFL puts Giants' Brown on 'exempt' list pending abuse probe
Silver says NBA labor deal not done yet, but getting close
Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos
By Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said "I will keep you in suspense? on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll. Only half of Republicans would accept Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as their president. Conversely, seven out of 10 Democrats said they would accept a Trump victory and less than 50 percent would attribute it to illegal voting or vote rigging, the poll showed.
A major threat to Trump the brand? Trump the candidate
Donald Trump's self-inflicted wounds threaten not only his White House chances but his business empire's core asset: his name. Emblazoned on luxury residential towers or sprawled over casinos and used to market steaks, shirts and ties, the Trump brand has long been a central selling point for the Republican presidential nominee, helping him amass a personal fortune estimated at several billion dollars and seemingly unlimited media attention. It has already cost him at least one business associate, who was repelled by Trump's remarks on women, veterans, Mexicans and others.
Dollar hits eight-month high; stocks post weekly gain
The dollar rose to its highest since early February against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors increased bets on higher U.S. interest rates, while a measure of world stocks posted its first weekly gain in four weeks despite some soft U.S. corporate results. On Wall Street, energy and healthcare stocks weighed on the S&P 500 and Dow, but Microsoft touching an all-time high moved the Nasdaq to positive territory.
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.