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Instagram Expands Hiding 'Likes' to Make You Happier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. The…

Iowa Unemployment Rate Remains Among Lowest in US at 2.4%

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's unemployment rate remained 2.4% in June, making it among the lowest in the nation. The rate released Friday by the Workforce Development agency ranked third in the nation, behind only Vermont and North Dakota.…

Downtown Sioux Falls Businesses Prep for Crazy Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Organizers say Crazy Days in downtown Sioux Falls is like Black Friday in July. The summer sale begins Friday and includes 26 businesses. No matter what you've got your eye on, organizers say it's a great…

Toys R Us Makes a Small Comeback with 2 Stores

NEW YORK (AP) - The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and…

Downtown Businesses Prep For 'Crazy Days' Summer Sale

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's practically Black Friday in July. Each year, Downtown Sioux Falls businesses pull out all stops for the 'Crazy Days' summer sales. This year is no different. 26 businesses have deals for you to choose from.…

Hackers Gain "Unauthorized Access" in Spring Data Breach

Sprint has confirmed a serious data breach. The company is informing customers that hackers may have gained "unauthorized access" to accounts through Samsung's "add a line" website. Information such as names, billing addresses, phone numbers, and other sensitive details may…

Report: FTC Approves Roughly $5B Fine for Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Wall Street Journal report says the FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report Friday cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook declined…

Jim Beam to Be Fined for Bourbon Fire That Hurt Rivers, Fish

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say Jim Beam will be fined for the warehouse fire that contaminated nearby waters with bourbon and killed fish. Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet spokesman John Mura tells WKYT-TV that there will be a penalty.…

Senator Rounds Backs U.S. Cabinetry Market Amid Trade War

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - We've talked a lot about how the trade war with China is impacting ag producers but there's another industry at risk from what some are calling "unfair trade practices" by China. Leaders of the American Kitchen…

Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative To Slaughter

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A growing number of startups worldwide are making meat that doesn't require slaughtering animals. Cell-based or cultured meat is produced by extracting cells from an animal and feeding the cells in a nutrient broth until they…

Amazon Minnesota Warehouse Workers Plan 'Prime Day' Strike

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis say they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday. They're targeting "Prime Day" - one of Amazon's biggest days of the year -…

TV Channels Go Dark After AT&T, Nexstar Fail to Reach Deal

Some DirecTV customers saw blacked-out channels on Thursday where they would usually see local news. DirecTV and its owner AT&T failed to reach a new deal with telecom company Nexstar, and Nexstar says 120 channels across 97 markets in the…

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