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January 16, 2019

IN THE NEWS: ONLINE GAMBLING RULING

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not so fast. The Department of Justice now says it will wait 90 days before putting into practice a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has issued a memo saying the delay will give businesses affected by the ruling time to adjust their operations. The legal opinion, which became public on Monday, says a federal law that bars interstate wagering applies to all betting, not just sports bedding. That represents a reversal for the Justice Department. In 2011, it ruled that online gambling within states that doesn’t involve sports wouldn’t violate the federal Wire Act. Legal experts say casino operators and online lotteries will likely take the issue to court.

IN THE NEWS: HUAWEI PLEDGES PRIVACY

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Huawei, the Chinese-based supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, is making a bold statement about how it plans to do business. Huawei says it won’t share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. The founder (Ren Zhengfei) made the pledge in a rare meeting with foreign reporters. The remarks appear aimed at protecting Huawei’s access to global telecom carriers. It also represents Huawei’s most direct public response to claims that it is controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party — or that it is required to help spying by the Chinese government.

ON THE WEB: BURGER KING NEEDLES PRESIDENT TRUMP

CYBERSPACE (AP) — It’s a typo that launched a bunch of tweets, and a dig from Burger King. President Donald Trump boasted online about ordering takeout food for the Clemson University Tigers’ visit to the White House for winning the college football title. Trump said he ordered and paid for more than 1,000 hamburgers — but botched the spelling, typing “hamberders,” instead. The typo was fixed quickly, but that didn’t stop Burger King from flame-broiling Trump. The tweet read, “Due to a large order placed yesterday, we’re all out of hamberders. Just serving hamburgers today.” The company says its tweet was all in good fun, but some marketing experts think the move was unwise.

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Burger King site: http://www.burgerking.com

IN STORES: NETFLIX RAISING PRICES

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Streaming Netflix will take a bigger bite out of your cash flow. The company is increasing its prices, upping rates here in the U.S. by between 13 and 18 percent. Under the new rates, the company’s most popular plan will cost $13 a month, compared to the current $11 price. The extra cash will help Netflix pay for original shows and films. The increase is also aimed at building a war chest to try to hold off rivals like Amazon, Disney and AT&T, all of whom are also spending lots of money for programming.

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Netflix site: http://www.netflix.com

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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