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Saturday, January 16, 2016
American businesses are facing numerous risks and few upsides as they enter 2016, with political uncertainties, greater regulation and cyber theft among their top concerns, says the leader of the nation's most influential business lobby.
The U.S.'federal government wants to get autonomous vehicles on the road more quickly, and says it will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it.
The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.
Goldman Sachs said Thursday it will pay roughly US$5 billion to settle U.S. federal and state probes of its role in the sale of shoddy mortgages in the years leading to the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis.
Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and personal devices.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week amid continued turbulence in global stock markets.
Friday, January 15, 2016
A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
Survey the latest at the Detroit Auto Show and you will find fibers from water bottles in car seats, hemp in the dashboards and citrus peel in the tires.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
It looked like a marriage that could bring together the storied history of a century-old magazine and the culture-changing dynamism of Facebook.
U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in November as overall hiring edged up and more Americans quit their jobs in signs of a healthier environment for workers.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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