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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:23:05 EST

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Why we need a Smokey Bear of cybersecurity

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:58:10 EST

You can prevent cyber attacks.(image)

Wayne Barrett, Trump chronicler, dies at 71

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:21:54 EST

Wayne Barrett, a New York City muckraker who burnished his credentials with unsparing reporting on Donald Trump, died Thursday. He was 71.(image)

The emergence of the 'cyber cold war'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:32 EST

Russia and the United States are now engaged in a cyber cold war.(image)

What's at stake for U.S. in a trade war with China

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:34 EST

The top U.S. exports to China in 2016 were airplanes, soybeans, cars, electronic parts and machinery.(image)

Uber to pay $20 million for misleading drivers

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:50:56 EST

Read full story for latest details.(image)

Senator to Mnuchin: Tell us about Trump's debt

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:56 EST

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding that Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin look into Donald Trump's foreign investments if he gets the job.(image)

Massive Pittsburgh area mall sold for $100

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:46 EST

A 1.1 million square foot mall in Pittsburgh just sold for about as much money as you'd expect to spend on a pair of snow boots.(image)

Coming soon: An American-made Kalashnikov

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:08:05 EST

Kalashnikov USA will start selling semiautomatic shotguns in February, CEO says. The first American-made AKs go on sale later this year.(image)

Trump Treasury pick: 'I have been maligned'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:44:03 EST

Trump Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin defends his record on foreclosures at a confirmation hearing.(image)

Mnuchin wants to raise the debt ceiling soon

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:34:02 EST

President-elect Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary tells lawmakers that honoring U.S. debt is the 'most important thing' and that there 'should be no uncertainty that we are paying our bills.'(image)

Alaska town of 4,000 has only one doctor's office

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:04:20 EST

Dr. John Cullen is one of four physicians in the only doctors' office in Valdez, Alaska, a town of 4,000 residents. The practice used to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars a year because it treated so many patients who lacked health coverage. But since Obamacare was put in place, uncompensated claims have been reduced by 70%.(image)

Mike Huckabee's daughter gets White House job

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:23 EST

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an adviser on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, will serve as deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary(image)

Broadcasters prep for peaceful transfer of power

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:32 EST

The nation's television networks play a pivotal role in every inauguration by blanketing Washington with dozens of cameras and transmitting every moment of the day. By literally showing the peaceful transfer of power, the news coverage sends signals to the country and the world about American democracy.(image)

Paul McCartney sues to get songs back from Sony

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:19:43 EST

Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV in an attempt to regain the copyrights to a long list of Beatles hits that he either wrote or co-wrote.(image)

Trump was right about Mexican-made GM cars

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:04:03 EST

Read full story for latest details.(image)

First cash, now India could ditch cards by 2020

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:01:01 EST

Indian officials are touting a switch to biometric payments by 2020, eliminating the need for cash and cards altogether.(image)

Octomom foreclosure haunts Treasury nominee

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:46 EST

Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin invoked "Octomom," the nickname of octuplets mom Nadya Suleman, at his confirmation hearing Thursday.(image)

How to earn $5,000 a year more in retirement

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:40:24 EST

Read full story for latest details.(image)

Why GOP govs like Medicaid under Obamacare. Hint: $

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:34:24 EST

Read full story for latest details.(image)

Mnuchin accused of foreclosure heartbreak

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:52:48 EST

Struggling homeowners say they were misled by OneWest, the bank led by Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin.(image)