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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  • Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    Thursday, December 13 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-12-13 23:49:43 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:49 GMT
    China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States.
    China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States.
  • Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

    Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

    Thursday, December 13 2018 10:51 AM EST2018-12-13 15:51:10 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:42 GMT
    Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020.
    Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020.
  • Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

    Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

    Thursday, December 13 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-12-13 23:19:48 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:34 GMT
    Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park.
    Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park.
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