Busi­ness

The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Uber ad­mit­ted that it had col­lected tens of mil­lions more dol­lars from New York City driv­ers than it should have over three years that be­gan Novem­ber 2014. It pledged to re­im­burse “ev­ery penny.” Google has be­gun us­ing bil­lions of credit-card trans­ac­tion records to prove that its on­line ads are prompt­ing peo­ple to make pur­chases — even when they hap­pen off­line in bricks-and-mor­tar stores, the com­pany said. The advanced tech­nol­ogy al­lows Google to de­ter­mine how many sales have been gen­er­ated by dig­i­tal ad cam­paigns, a goal in­dus­try in­sid­ers de­scribe as “the holy grail” of on­line ad­ver­tis­ing.

The Jus­tice Depart­ment filed a civil com­plaint al­leg­ing that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in­stalled soft­ware de­signed to cheat emis­sion con­trols in more than 100,000 diesel ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing its pop­u­lar Jeep Grand Chero­kee SUV.

The world’s largest beer com­pany, maker of Bud­weiser, Bud Light, Beck’s and Stella Ar­tois, is in­vest­ing $2 bil­lion in U.S. brew­ing op­er­a­tions over the next four years. An­heuser-Busch InBev, which has been ag­gres­sively buy­ing craft brew­eries to make up for its flat sales, said the in­vest­ment is part of an on­go­ing ef­fort to ex­pand in the United States.

Euro­pean Union min­is­ters ap­proved pro­pos­als to make so­cial me­dia com­pa­nies such as Face­book and Google’s YouTube tackle videos with hate speech.

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