When should I mail holiday gifts? USPS, FedEx, UPS release 2021 ship-by dates

When should I mail holiday gifts? USPS, FedEx, UPS release 2021 ship-by dates

(NEW YORK) -- Each year, we spend time sweating over getting holiday gifts out in time and worrying about shipping delays. This year, experts are warning of possible shortages and delays on getting everything from toys to artificial Christmas trees due to COVID-related supply chain issues, as well as reports…
Lego says its removing gender bias from its toys after new research

Lego says its removing gender bias from its toys after new research

(NEW YORK) -- The Lego Group says it will remove gender bias from its iconic toys. The Danish toymaker announced in a statement Monday, that it will get rid of gender references among its famous building block sets, after new research in a study commissioned by Lego found that "girls…
Southwest Airlines CEO apologizes for weekend travel mess

Southwest Airlines CEO apologizes for weekend travel mess

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest CEO Gary Kelly apologized to the tens of thousands of passengers who were stranded at U.S. airports over the weekend due to widespread flight cancellations. "I want to apologize to all of our customers, this is not what we want," Kelly said in an interview on…
Facebook’s oversight board to meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen

Facebook’s oversight board to meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen

(NEW YORK) — The former Facebook employee who testified before lawmakers last week will now address her concerns with Facebook's Oversight Board. Whistleblower Frances Haugen alleged blatant disregard from Facebook executives when they learned their platform could have harmful effects on democracy and the mental health of young people during…
William Shatner channels Captain Kirk for historic Blue Origins space flight

William Shatner channels Captain Kirk for historic Blue Origins space flight

(NEW YORK) -- William Shatner will make history Wednesday as he boldly goes where few have gone before while aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard. The Star Trek actor who played the iconic Captain Kirk joined Good Morning America Monday along with his fellow flight crew members as they anxiously await…
Facebook exec says company will make itself ‘more transparent’

Facebook exec says company will make itself ‘more transparent’

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook will implement new tools to increase transparency and safety for users following Tuesday's explosive whistleblower hearing, Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said Sunday. "We will, of course, seek to make ourselves ever more transparent so people can hold us to account," Clegg told…
Turn up the volume: Automakers targeting audiophiles to lift sales

Turn up the volume: Automakers targeting audiophiles to lift sales

(NEW YORK) -- In 2005, when music producer and engineer Elliot Scheiner was working with the Foo Fighters on "In Your Honor," he had the rock group sit in an Acura TL parked outside the studio. "We'd finish a mix and go out to the car to listen," Scheiner, an…
Employers add a dismal 194,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate at 4.8%

Employers add a dismal 194,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate at 4.8%

(WASHINGTON) -- Hiring in the U.S. fell far below expectations last month, with employers adding just 194,000 jobs versus the expected 500,000, as the delta variant slows the pace of the recovery. The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.8%, the Department of Labor said Friday, but the latest hiring data comes…