Facebook must face renewed privacy lawsuit over user tracking

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FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday revived nationwide litigation accusing Facebook Inc (FB.O) of violating users’ privacy rights by tracking their internet activity even after they logged out of the social media website.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Facebook users could pursue several claims under federal and California privacy and wiretapping laws.

A spokeswoman for Facebook said the proposed class action was without merit, and the Menlo Park, California-based company will

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U.S. Treasury chief to brief Trump on aviation aid review

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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he plans to brief President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday about the government’s review of requests for $32 billion in grants from passenger airlines, cargo carriers and airport contractors.

FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a phone call in the hall outside a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

“We hope to get to a lot of the airlines starting tomorrow and over the weekend with

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United Airlines, Pfizer, KB Home and more

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A United Airlines plane sits parked at a gate at San Francisco International Airport on March 06, 2020 in San Francisco, California.

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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell.

United Airlines — Shares of the airline rose 3% after the market closed. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that airlines should start hearing back Friday about their applications for government assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We hope to get to a lot of the airlines starting tomorrow and over the weekend with preliminary information,” Mnuchin said in an interview on CNBC. Other major

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Mnuchin says U.S. economy could open in May, defying experts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the American economy could start to reopen for business in May, despite experts’ emphasis on prolonged social distancing measures to defeat the coronavirus.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Asked on CNBC whether he thought President Donald Trump could reopen the U.S. economy in May, Mnuchin said, “I do.”

“As soon as the president feels comfortable with the medical issues, we are making everything

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