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Bloomberg terminals now show Trump tweets: Business preps for Trump

The new feature at Bloomberg is another example of how the business world is approaching the Trump presidency and its relationship with social media. 

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This week: GM settles in Switchgate scandal, Tesla's Autopilot absolved in crash probe

Within the past few days, two scores have been settled: One involving General Motors's faulty ignition switches, the other Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot software. 

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8 tips for refinancing as mortgage rates rise

So you want to refinance, but mortgage rates are rising? Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the boat on your refinance opportunity.

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The life of the party: 7 basic truths for Democrats

If the party doesn’t understand these seven truths and fails to do what’s needed, a third party will emerge to fill the void, says Robert Reich.

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Shopping for new furniture? Here are 5 ways to save money.

From a DIY approach, to buying online, to strategic timing, here's how you can save on big-ticket items for your home.

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Here's what student-loan borrowers need to know about the Navient lawsuit

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of 'systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment.' 

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Alibaba is now a major Olympic sponsor: What can it bring to the global movement?

The Chinese e-commerce company on Thursday announced its long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee through 2028, becoming the official cloud services provider of the Olympics.

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Did Uber swindle its drivers? Fib complaints cost company $20 million

Uber agrees to pay a $20 million settlement for misleading recruiting strategies. 

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Try these 8 new board games for a fun family night on the cheap

Don't want to spend a fortune taking the family out to the movies? It might be time to update the old board game collection.

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Thinking of starting your own business? Read these 3 books.

These reads will teach you how to handle your finances, set up systems, and manage people.

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Memo to Steven Mnuchin: Trump’s tax plan would add $7 trillion to the debt over 10 years

At his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing Thursday, Steven Mnuchin, Mr. Trump’s choice to head the Treasury Department, seemed confused about the Tax Policy Center estimate's of the cost of Trump's tax plan. Here are the facts.

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Traveling over Presidents Day weekend in February? Why you should book now.

A domestic roundtrip flight for Presidents Day weekend will set you back about $250 right now. That's already up $30 from last year's prices, so book now.

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Did student debt collector Navient swindle its borrowers?

To cut logistical costs and boost profits, the education loan management company allegedly steered borrowers away from repayment plans that would have been more appropriate to their circumstances, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a lawsuit.

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Jobless claims fall to lowest levels in more than 40 years

Signals such as job growth point to a strong start for the economy in 2017, analysts say. 

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Why Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is suing native Hawaiian families

A property bought by the Facebook chief executive in 2014 has overlapping claims under a form of law that predates the US annexation. 

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Tesla probe closed with warnings over autonomous car safety

US regulators warned Tesla against over-hyping the self-named 'Autopilot' assist feature, but did not demand a recall. 

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New Wyoming bill forbids utilities from using renewables

Republican legislators recently introduced a bill that would essentially ban large-scale renewable energy in the state by 2019.

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As promised, Panera dumps all food additives

The company reformulated 122 of its ingredients and partnered with more than 300 food vendors to create new products that offer a fresh take on prepared foods.

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Why the US government is suing the biggest student-loan servicer

On the eve of a new administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Board is accusing Navient of systematically misleading borrowers.

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'Basic economy' or third class? Big Three airlines roll out new way to travel

In a bid to compete with low-budget airlines, companies are turning to further 'segmentation' of their fliers, debuting cheaper but relatively frills-free basic economy seats.

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