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Uber CEO resigns, company hopes to embrace a new chapter of growth

The world's largest ride-service company attempts to end a string of scandals and avoid further toxic leadership as Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure. 

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With Amazon deal, retailing revolution aims at your dining table

A year ago, 28 percent of Millennials said they sometimes shop for groceries online. This year it's 43 percent. That doesn't spell the end of physical food stores, but times are changing.

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Grocery wars: Amazon set to expand its delivery with purchase of Whole Foods

Whole Foods has been struggling to stay competitive in the organic marketplace. Amazon wants to expand its online grocery-delivery markets. Now the online retail giant is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion.

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Renters and would-be homeowners face increasingly tough housing market, study finds

A report from Harvard University reveals why housing is a growing struggle for homeowners and prospective buyers alike: More people are spending more of their incomes on housing; demand exceeds availability; and high rents prevent would-be buyers from making a down-payment, among other trends. 

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Chaos at Uber reverberates in industry known for ‘frat-boy’ culture

Even by Silicon Valley standards, Uber is an outlier for its volume of harassment charges and other ethical controversies. But the scrutiny is resulting in a mandate for change from the firm's board.

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Trump administration pushes for apprenticeships

President Trump wants to reform American attitudes toward skilled trades that don’t require four-year college degrees. But can the administration scale up the program while meeting current challenges facing apprenticeships?

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Newest home buyers: the generation known for not owning stuff

As Millennials enter the housing market in greater numbers, they’re increasingly rebelling against rising rents. Many need help on the path to homeownership, but the market is adapting to their new demand.

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Trump’s dream of blue-collar jobs? In Kokomo, success calls for more.

Indiana enjoys humming auto plants. The city of Kokomo, however, shows how economic success can hinge not just on factories but on a ‘people first’ model of growth.

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British currency plummets in wake of election, while other currencies remain stable

Despite economic unrest in Britain, the global market generally remains unaffected by Thursday's British election upset. This unexpected political development could create complications with Brexit negotiations.

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Forget Mexico. Could solar energy pay for Trump’s border wall?

The idea for solar panels contrasts with President Trump’s prior focus on pushing Mexico to fund his proposed wall. It doesn’t soften liberal opposition but could bolster Republican support in Congress.

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Uber cleans house to repair its tainted brand image

Twenty firings, one important hiring, and a hotline for employee complaints: Uber works toward improving its corporate culture after allegations of harassment. 

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In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence

Supporters say the benefit can ease the economic barriers to escaping abusive situations, while increasing transparency for an issue long treated as private. A law has been passed in Manitoba, and one is under consideration in Ontario. 

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OPEC production cuts: What they mean from US gas pumps to African wells

OPEC nations agreed to extend production cuts, which could set the stage for higher oil prices worldwide as early as next year, analysts say.

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Could trade in solar panels be fairer? Yes. It might also cost US jobs.

A manufacturer of US-made solar panels says the US should put up big tariffs to combat Chinese subsidies. But the case also highlights a tension between short-term jobs and longer-term innovation.

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For builders, Trump's wall beckons but is fraught with political risk

President Trump's plan to seal the border poses difficulties for companies that might bid for the job. Divestment or blacklisting legislation has been proposed in seven states. 

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Should US companies get a tax break if they bring offshore money back?

Lobbyists say yes. And they want the tax rate to be 10 percent, not 35 percent. 

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Why there is a bounty of used cars

Not everyone is happy about the surplus of used cars in the US market. Just look to Detroit. 

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Where's the beef? Mexico looks to send its meat to the Middle East

The threat of a trade war has Mexico looking to make its meat halal. 

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Bank exit: 9,000 bank jobs to leave UK over the next two years because of Brexit

The moves represent about 2 percent of finance jobs in London, though there could be tax consequences for Britain if that number includes wealthy taxpayers in the financial sector.

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Why good investors should invest in bad companies

In Uganda, a cocoa exporter learns how embracing social and environmental concerns can enhance his bottom line, turning a 'bad' business into a force for good.

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