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These are the highest-paid radio hosts

According to Forbes, the highest-paid radio hosts for 2018 are: 1. Howard Stern ($90 million) 2. Rush Limbaugh ($84.5 million) 3. Ryan Seacrest ($74 million) 4. Sean Hannity ($36 million) 5. Glenn Beck ($8.5 million)

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A number to know: Holiday travel

46 million The Transportation Security Administration recently estimated a record 46 million people will fly during the 2018-19 holiday season. READ MORE AT THE WASHINGTON POST >

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California won’t tax text messages

TECH TALK A plan to tax text messages in California has been abandoned by state regulators. California had hoped to add new monthly fees onto wireless customers’ bills to increase funding for programs to help bring connectivity to underserved residents, ...

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These are the highest-paid authors

According to Forbes, the top 10 highest-paid authors of 2018 are: 1. James Patterson ($86 million) 2. J.K. Rowling ($54 million) 3. Stephen King ($27 million) 4. John Grishmam ($21 million) 5. Jeff Kinney ($18.5 million) 5. Dan Brown ($18.5 ...

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A number to know: Workforce reduction

7 percent Telecommunications provider Verizon recently announced it will reduce its workforce by about 7 percent. The company said by June 2019, 10,400 employees – who volunteered – will depart with some receiving up to 60 weeks’ salary, bonuses and ...

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Google+ to shutdown sooner

TECH TALK After inadvertently giving app developers access to information of about 52.5 million Google+ users, Google recently announce it will shutdown its social network four months sooner than it had originally planned. In October, Google said it was closing ...

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These are the world’s best employers

According to Forbes, the world’s best employers for 2018 are: 1. Alphabet (IT software and services) 2. Microsoft (IT software and services) 3. Apple (Technology hardware and equipment) 4. Walt Disney (Media) 5. Amazon (Retailing) 6. CNOOC (Oil and gas ...

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Instagram crackdown on fake accounts

Social media platform Instagram recently announced it will be cracking down on third-party apps that provide fake likes, comments and followers. Instagram officials said the “machine learning” technology will help identify accounts that use third-party services and remove inauthentic activity. ...

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Younger viewers bailing on traditional TV

According to recent Nielsen data, the number of younger viewers (ages 18 to 34) using traditional TV continues to drop. According to the data, the number of younger viewers dropped from 19.8 percent in 2017 to 16.8 percent in 2018. ...

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These are the top 10 wealthiest Americans

THE LIST According to Forbes, the top-10 wealthiest Americans for 2018 are: 6. Larry Page, Google ($53.8 billion) 7. Charles Koch, Koch Industries ($53.5 billion) 7. David Koch, Koch Industries ($53.5 billion) 9. Sergey Brin, Google ($52.4 billion) 10. Michael ...

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A number to know: Coffee investment

$900 million Investor Bill Ackman recently announced his hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital, acquired 15.2 million shares of the coffee company Starbucks for $900 million. READ MORE AT REUTERS >

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Instagram to use machine to help curb cyberbullying

TECH TALK Social media platform Instagram recently announced that it will use machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and their captions. Currently, Instagram allows users to report accounts that contain the intent of bullying or harassment but ...

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Tech talk: Twitter users can now switch between timelines

Twitter recently announced it has brought back the option for its users to view their timelines in chronological order. The social media company said users will be able to switch between the “most relevant” tweets and the latest tweets. Although ...

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