Cheddar afternoon business update 12/5: OWN Network, Lyft & GM

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Top afternoon business and technology headlines for Dec. 5.

  • Discovery Communications now owns 70 percent of Oprah Winfrey’s “OWN” Network. Winfrey will stay on as CEO of the network through 2025.
  • Corporate employees of ride-sharing company Lyft must drive for the company at least four hours every three months in order to gain perspective of the drivers.
  • Automaker GM is launching an in-vehicle marketplace that allows drivers to order food from behind the wheel.
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  • Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

    Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

    Sunday, June 24 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-24 20:14:14 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:39:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...(AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...
    After high-profile mass shootings, corporate America taking a stand to try to curtail sales of firearms.
    After high-profile mass shootings, corporate America taking a stand to try to curtail sales of firearms.
  • In Texas, Trump's steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern

    In Texas, Trump's steel tariff stirs uncertainty and concern

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-06-25 05:14:03 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:37:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). The Tenaris $1.8 billion state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill is shown Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel t...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). The Tenaris $1.8 billion state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill is shown Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Bay City, Texas. Tenaris, which imports steel from it's facilities around the world, is seeking an exemption from the steel t...
    The Art of the Steel: How steel pipe manufacturers and steelworkers in Texas are grappling with Trump's tariff on the metal.
    The Art of the Steel: How steel pipe manufacturers and steelworkers in Texas are grappling with Trump's tariff on the metal.
  • Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

    Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:24:30 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:37:36 GMT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling for American Express in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards.
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling for American Express in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards.
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