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Can't Wait Until Payday? Apps Give Instant Access to Wages

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:24:46 EST

Uber and McDonald’s are among a growing group of employers giving workers near-instant access to their wages through apps. Daily payments can help some workers smooth out the financial volatility of fluctuating schedules, but could impair saving.image

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YouTube Faces Backlash After Ads Appear Near Pedophile Comments

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:17:08 EST

A fresh wave of advertisers suspended commercials on YouTube after their ads showed up next to videos that appeared to attract pedophile viewers and comments. image

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From Ducks to Trucks, Ireland's Exporters Pivot for Brexit

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:23:57 EST

Ireland, the European Union member with the greatest economic stake in the U.K.’s exit from the bloc—is preparing for Brexit, as the government offers aid and businesses diversify.image

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Retailers Kick Off the Holiday Season on Firmer Footing

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:42:04 EST

Attention Black Friday shoppers: Prices may not be as low this time around. Nevertheless, even as this year has proved one of the most challenging for retailers, analysts are predicting robust holiday sales.image

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Unilever Launches Search for New CEO

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:51:33 EST

Unilever PLC has kicked off the search for a new chief executive, according to a person familiar with the matter—initiating what is expected to be a monthslong process to replace longtime head Paul Polman. image

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Fight Erupts Over CFPB Interim Leadership

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:08:31 EST

The leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was thrown into uncertainty when President Trump and the agency’s departing Obama-era leader both named temporary directors.image

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Eurozone Data Point to Strengthening Recovery

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:06:08 EST

The eurozone economy appears to have gained fresh momentum as 2017 draws to a close, an acceleration that suggests the $10 trillion economy may again partner the U.S. in supporting a stronger global expansion.image

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As Global Governments Raise Taxes, U.S. Revenues Are Already Falling

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:33:54 EST

The OECD said the share of economic output taken by governments in developed economies as taxes has risen to its highest level since records began 50 years ago. But in the U.S., taxes as a share of GDP fell in 2016.image

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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:49:18 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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Mitsubishi Materials' Quality Scandal Kept Quiet for Months

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:44:59 EST

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said its subsidiary knew for months factory workers were tampering with quality information on airplane, car, and power-plant parts but continued to ship the products to places, possibly including to the U.S. image

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Hacker Expected to Plead Guilty in 2014 Yahoo Breach

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:30:49 EST

An accused computer hacker is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to criminal charges stemming from the massive 2014 security breach of Yahoo that a federal indictment alleges was orchestrated by Russian spies. image

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Clariant Dismisses Demands of Activist Investor

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:13:41 EST

Swiss chemicals company Clariant rejected many demands of its largest shareholder in the wake of the failed $15 billion merger with U.S.-based Huntsman, escalating a battle with activist investors.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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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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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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New Uber CEO Knew of Hack for Months

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:16:31 EST

While the massive data breach at Uber Technologies Inc. didn’t happen under the watch of the new chief executive, more than two months elapsed before he notified affected customers and drivers of the incident, people familiar with the matter said. image

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On Tap: Vietnam Seeks Investors for Its Largest Brewer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:48:18 EST

The Vietnamese government has kicked off a process to find potential investors for a large stake in state-owned Sabeco, as it looks to strike a multibillion-dollar deal in the coming weeks. image

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Rio Tinto Isn't Tesla; It Should Hold Fire On a Lithium Bet

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:19:40 EST

Lithium-battery and electric-vehicle plays are enjoying a futuristic ride into the stratosphere. Rio Tinto shouldn’t follow—at least not yet.image

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