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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:33:42 EST

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year. image


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Trump Organization Ends Affiliation With Soho Hotel

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:23:51 EST

The Trump name will no longer adorn a lower Manhattan hotel that was once considered a jewel in the family’s international real-estate portfolio. image


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Amazon With Pumpkin Pie? Holiday Shopping Starts on Your Phone After Dinner

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:08:41 EST

Mobile phones have accelerated a fundamental change in holiday shopping: online buying on Thanksgiving. image


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Peter Thiel Wants Opportunity to Bid on Gawker.com

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:02:31 EST

Peter Thiel is demanding that he be given the chance to bid on Gawker.com, the gossip and news website he helped drive out of business and which is now being shopped in bankruptcy.image


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Fed on Track for December Rate Rise, but Inflation Worries Persist

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:38:57 EST

Federal Reserve officials said at their latest meeting they likely would raise rates “in the near term” as the economy strengthens, although several said their support for the move would hinge on inflation picking up, according to minutes released Wednesday.image


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Tax Bill's Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:45:47 EST

Cities and states across the U.S. are warily bracing for the elimination of the tax exemption on certain bonds they rely on to refinance old bonds.image


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Robots May Make Radiologists' Jobs Easier, Not Redundant

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:37:47 EST

Scientists recently said an artificial intelligence program diagnosed pneumonia on chest X-rays more accurately than human radiologists. Should radiologists worry? Probably not. AI is more likely to make their jobs easier, not less necessary. image


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U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell in October

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:37:15 EST

Orders for long-lasting factory goods declined in October, a setback for manufacturers experiencing solid growth in demand this year. image


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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Pulled Back in November

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:56:31 EST

A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment pulled back in November but remained high, a sign of still-solid economic optimism headed into the holiday shopping season.image


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The Next Billion-Dollar Boom in Chinese Tech

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:04:34 EST

Many Chinese companies want to tap into the power of artificial intelligence and cloud computing to increase efficiency and cut costs, spelling huge opportunity for the enterprise-applications market.image


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Harassment Complaints Mount, But Successful Suits Remain Elusive

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:25:26 EST

The surge in employees speaking out against sexual harassers has led to a flood of phone calls to law firms, but limitations in laws meant to protect employees from harassment mean many of the accusers are unlikely to move forward with lawsuits. image


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Carl Icahn Buys Stake in SandRidge Energy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00:58 EST

Carl Icahn has purchased a 13.5% stake in SandRidge Energy Inc., joining a list of shareholders who say a deal the oil-and-gas producer struck last week for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. makes little sense. image


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U.S. Jobless Claims Decline Heading into Holiday Season

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:47:46 EST

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, the latest signal the labor market is on strong footing heading into the end of the year. image


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Trump Administration Blasts Mexico, Canada For Limited Nafta 'Headway'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:40:16 EST

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a downbeat assessment Tuesday of efforts to rewrite Nafta, decrying ‘a lack of headway’ and criticizing Canada and Mexico for refusing to ‘seriously engage’ on controversial U.S. proposals aimed at cutting the U.S. trade deficit.image


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Home Sales Remained Sluggish in October

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 EST

Existing-home sales increased 2% in October from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, but sales dipped 0.9% from a year earlier, the second consecutive decline on an annual basis.image


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Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:36:39 EST

CFOs say the ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting in the 1980s hasn’t kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate finance units. image


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What Does the AT&T Lawsuit Mean for Fox?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:25:15 EST

As the industry weighs the impact of the Justice Department’s lawsuit, Comcast Corp.’s bid to acquire a significant chunk of 21st Century Fox’s assets draws comparisons to the AT&T-Time Warner deal.image


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Retailers Offer Delayed Shipping Options to Avoid Peak Charges

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:58:39 EST

Retailers are contending with a new challenge as this year’s holiday shopping season heats up: extra shipping fees during the busiest weeks.image


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