Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 13

NEW YORK -

Barnes and Noble says it is cutting cashiers, digital team members and other workers. The number of cuts is unclear.

The decision came as a surprise to those who showed up to work and were told they no longer had a job. A company spokesperson says it is adjusting staffing due to a holiday sales decline. 

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for breaking news on its new Watch platform, which launched in August and is still in its early phases. It comes weeks after Facebook announced it was changing its news feed to feature posts from friends and family higher than posts from publishers. 

Snowboarder Chloe Kim won gold in the women's halfpipe Monday and gained a ton of Twitter traction along the way. Before her event started, the 17-year-old had fewer than 15,000 followers. By the time she won, she had more than 150,000.

Despite intense pressure, the gold medalist has kept her composure online, tweeting right after her first run "My stubborn self decided" not to finish breakfast "and now I'm getting hangry."

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