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Microsoft, Green Bay Packers launch tech initiative in Wisconsin


SEATTLE -- Microsoft is making a move into Green Bay Packers country, expanding its efforts to bring digital connectivity and tech training to small cities and rural areas across the country. The company announced a partnership with the NFL team ...

Target will remodel more stores to compete with Amazon and Walmart


NEW YORK -- As Target Corp. continues to be a big believer in stores, the Minneapolis-based retailer said it would remodel hundreds more stores than previously announced. Executives told investors earlier this year that by 2019 the retailer would...

Consumer Reports: Buick top 10 most reliable; Ford and Fiat Chrysler improve


DETROIT -- When it comes to reliability, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers while General Motors has slipped. Still, GM's Buick is the only U.S. brand to make Consumer Reports' latest top 10 list of most ...

Trump meets with Janet Yellen as decision on next Fed chair nears


WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump met at the White House on Thursday with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as he neared a decision on who will lead the central bank after her first four-year term ends in February. Yellen, 71, a Democrat ...

Sinclair vision for TV network to rival Fox draws foes on right


WASHINGTON -- The fiery editorials of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn will be beamed into seven in 10 American living rooms if the company is allowed to complete a merger that would transform it into a ...

Tracking down 'most wanted' insurance fraud suspects


WASHINGTON -- Just a day after Leandre Garner took out insurance for his 2007 Chrysler 300, he filed a claim, saying the car had been damaged in a parking lot and needed more than $4,000 in repairs. But insurance investigators figured out that his...

Lyft gets $1 billion investment, led by Google's parent company


SAN FRANCISCO -- In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can fund a company one minute and sue it the next. It can also turn around and fund a competitor, which is what Google's parent company did when it announced Thursday that its growth ...

As Amazon's deadline for HQ2 bids closes, speculation on winner heats up


SEATTLE -- In the six weeks since Amazon said it was seeking a site for a second headquarters, cities have preened. They've sent delegations to Seattle, bragged about their university engineering programs and tried to ship cactuses to Jeff Bezos. ...

Consumer Confidential: Patients face tough choices when a health care provider calls it quits


There are nearly 30 million people with diabetes in the United States. About 90,000 of them were just thrown a curve ball. Johnson & Johnson announced that it's closing its Animas subsidiary and getting out of the insulin-pump business, leaving ...

Real estate Q&A: Condo board may be 'terrible,' but withholding dues will make matters worse


Q: I live in a 55-plus condominium community and many residents, myself included, feel that the board is doing a terrible job at maintaining our community, despite the high dues that we pay. We have spoken out at board meetings, but it seems our ...