Facebook Vice President David Marcus is the face of the company's Libra digital currency, but the original driving force was a 26-year-old female engineer named Morgan Beller.Technologyread more
After a year of flooding, Midwest farmers face a stifling heat wave that's spreading across the U.S.Agricultureread more
There is no end in sight to the Boeing 737 Max grounding after two fatal crashes, prompting airlines to rethink their growth plans.Airlinesread more
A quarter of the S&P 500 companies report earnings next week, and that could buffet the market as investors await the July Fed meeting.Market Insiderread more
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims a British tanker it still holds, Stena Impero, failed to follow international maritime rules.World Newsread more
Moving lots of data to a public cloud over the internet can take months or years. CNBC got an inside look at how AWS transfers data to the cloud for its clients.Technologyread more
The president also said he "offered to personally vouch" for Rocky's bail. Sweden, however, does not have a bail system.Politicsread more
CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Demirors discusses Facebook's Libra project and its impact on the cryptocurrency market after testifying to the House Financial...Fast Moneyread more
Some 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with even $400 to pay for an emergency expense. Just how are so many Americans so short on cash? Blame debt.Personal Financeread more
Amazon hires Trump-allied lobbyist Jeff Miller as battle for Pentagon contract heats up.Politicsread more
In a series of tweets, the president addressed an unusual controversy stemming from a speech delivered Thursday by New York Fed President John Williams.Marketsread more
EA has temporarily scrapped a controversial money-making feature in its "Star Wars Battlefront II" video game which was released on Friday, following backlash from fans online.
The controversy centered around in-game purchases that allow players to save time by spending real money to make key characters like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader available to play with. Traditional games require players to play for a certain number of hours or do specific tasks in order to "unlock" rewards and characters.
Many fans were outraged that the game, which already costs $60 to purchase, was trying to introduce a "pay-to-win" culture, where those who were spending more would advance further.
On Tuesday, EA said it was reducing the cost to unlock key characters by 75 percent.
And on Friday, the firm said that it was turning off all in-game purchases, but only for a temporary period.
"We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay," EA said in a statement.
"The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we've made changes to the game. We'll share more details as we work through this."
EA admitted that "there are still challenges in the design" of the game and said it had noted concerns that in-game purchases could give players unfair advantages. It said that this is "overshadowing an otherwise great game."
"This was never our intention. Sorry we didn't get this right," EA said.
A Reddit thread calling attention to the costs garnered nearly 3,000 comments before the thread was locked — one from an official EA company account that became the most downvoted Reddit comment in history, according to Venture Beat.
The controversy around the "Star Wars" game has also worried some analysts on Wall Street.
- Additional reported by CNBC's Sara Salinas.