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Why is Westinghouse declaring bankruptcy?

The reactor manufacturer's financial woes stem from a bigger downturn in the international nuclear sector.

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After years of fighting states, Amazon makes sales tax standard

Residents in all but five US states will now be charged state sales tax when making purchases through the online retailer.

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Does learning about taxes change people's views about fairness?

What makes people think the tax system is 'fair'?

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Chinese company Tencent picks up five percent of Tesla (+video)

China is the world's largest auto market and Tencent is one of Asia's largest tech companies – a powerful set of credentials to team up with Tesla.

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Hockey champions join soccer champions in battle for fair pay (+video)

The defending world champion US women’s hockey team is currently involved in a stand-off with USA Hockey over a compensation and wage dispute.

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Citing a proposal for tougher taxi standards, Uber withdraws from Denmark

A proposal that would require taxicabs and cars for hire to have seat occupancy sensors and meters has prompted the ride-hailing company to shut down its services in Denmark.

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Why a 94-year-old McDonald's employee is celebrating 44 years on the job

Although she represents the extreme end of a trend, Loraine Maurer is not alone in postponing retirement and continuing to enjoy the world of work.

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Amazon just bought the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Amazon is expanding its influence in the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based retailer Souq.com.

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Why this isn't your grandma's housing market

Home prices are rising to pre-recession levels, and there are more new homes selling, too. Yet the housing supply is not meeting demand in some regions, which is raising prices too high for certain buyers.

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Iran sanctions US companies: Will that hurt? (+video)

Following sanctions issued by the Trump administration, Iran recently announced their own set of sanctions against United States-based companies, further complicating diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Use your tax refund to spring clean your finances

Tax season is a natural time to think about your finances, and a tax refund can be a big help in achieving your near- and far-term goals. Here are four practical steps you can take. 

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Teens barred from United flight for wearing leggings (+video)

A pair of teenage girls flying under a special pass program were prevented from boarding a United Airlines flight Sunday for failing to meet the airline's dress code, prompting accusations of a double standard. 

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Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

Uber’s prototype was found not responsible for the crash, but further testing will be on hold until the incident is fully investigated

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GameStop closures: Is this the end of brick-and-mortar video game shops?

The video game retailer will close at least 150 of its stores in 2017, as blockbuster titles are now available in big-box stores, on Amazon, and downloadable through consoles. 

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Uber has had a terrible month. Can it recover?

Saturday’s crash involving one of the ride-hailing company’s self-driving automobiles capped-off a tough 30 or so days for the ride-hailing startup.

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After 11 years of free service, Twitter considers premium subscription: Why? (+video)

Twitter said Thursday it is considering a paid premium subscription version of its Tweetdeck, looking for a new potential avenue of income. 

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What Cadbury chocolates reveal about Brexit

Even with Brexit on the horizon, the iconic chocolate company is committed to staying in Britain. But if Cadbury can't boost productivity, higher prices and smaller products may be coming.

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Amazon drone delivers sunscreen: Will this be the future?

The online retailer's delivery drone made its public debut in the United States on Monday.

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Obamacare repeal fails: Will Mnuchin tax reforms fare better? (+video)

After an effort to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare fell through on Friday, the White House is looking ahead to tax reform. Why Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seems optimistic.

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Will US workers lose jobs to robots? Mnuchin says no, report says yes

Nearly 40 percent of US jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots within about 15 years, a new report by consultancy firm PwC said on Friday. But Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he is not worried. 

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