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Hallmark Channel faces backlash after it pulled ads featuring same-sex couples

The Hallmark Channel is facing calls for viewers and advertisers to boycott its television channel and other areas of business after it pulled advertisements featuring same-sex couples from the air. Earlier this week, Hallmark parent company Crown Media Family Networks removed ads from online wedding planning company Zola showing same-sex couples celebrating marriages. Zola said…MORE

A ‘black swan’ market indicator flashes a warning

Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. A “phase one” US-China trade deal. A resounding election victory for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that removes ambiguity on Brexit. In recent days, some of the political fog that’s…MORE

‘SNL’ shows how people are talking about impeachment at holiday dinner

“Saturday Night Live” took audiences inside people’s homes to see how many are talking about impeachment across the country during the holidays. Aidy Bryant dressed as a magical snowman opened NBC’s variety show on Saturday saying that it’s almost Christmas and “folks in America seem more divided than ever.” “But if we listen in to…MORE

The Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers probe started with a single tip

The Washington Post’s years-long fight to obtain the Afghanistan Papers began with a “good old-fashioned tip” about Michael Flynn. The tip eventually led to transcripts of frank assessments about the Afghan war from hundreds of officials, bringing “into sharp relief the core failings of the war that persist to this day,” in the words of…MORE

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Eco-friendly meatless food products shook up the fast food industry in 2019. Experts say next year’s game-changing trend in sustainable consumer goods may be plant-based — or “vegan” — athletic shoes. Last week, Reebok, owned by Adidas since 2005, unveiled the design for its first plant-based running shoe, the Floatride GROW, which is expected to…MORE

SuperShuttle airport business is shutting down for good at the end of the year

Commuter company SuperShuttle, which has ferried fliers to and from dozens of airports since 1983, said it will shut down permanently effective December 31. The shuttle bus service got its start taking passengers to and from Los Angeles International Airport, and eventually its blue and yellow vans serviced more than 100 cities worldwide, from Cleveland…MORE

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

The digital news employees at NBC News voted to form a union on Friday. Ballots from a vote conducted earlier this month were tallied and the result was revealed at the National Labor Relations Board’s office in New York City. The union told CNN Business the final vote count was 90-40. The union covers about…MORE