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Dow Tops 22,000, Helped By Apple Shares

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 22,000 Wednesday and has bounced around, as trading continues. Apple shares are lifting the Dow to new heights. The broader S&P 500 Index is down slightly.

More Women Move Into Maine's Rough And Risky World Of Lobstering

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:14pm

Lobstering has traditionally been considered a man's job. But Maine's lobster fleet has a growing number of women who are running their own boats, and busting stereotypes along the way.

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Into Law, Amid Putin Retaliation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:44am

Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation which the White House initially did not commit to signing. Moscow has already responded to the sanctions, which also affect Iran and North Korea.

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Trump To Unveil Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:03am

There's been a huge debate about immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but the administration is looking to cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country by half.

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British Airways Apologizes Once Again For Delays Caused By IT System Failure

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:51am

The issue comes after the airline experienced a major IT outage in May that stranded tens of thousands of passengers.

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Dow Hits 22,000

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:47am

Stocks have been on a tear since President Trump got elected. Optimism over the Trump economic agenda has been riding high on Wall Street even though not much has come from his desk yet.

German Carmakers Meet To Set New Standards For Diesels

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:43am

The "emergency diesel summit" in Berlin comes amid scandals about faked emissions testing data, collusion among carmakers and falling market share.

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Forget 'The Bronx Is Burning.' These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:57am

In the 1970s, the phrase "the Bronx is burning" became a shorthand for urban decay. Now, money is flowing in, but not without controversy.

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VIDEO: Little-Known Middlemen Save Money On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:03am

Many people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers. They're the companies that help insurers decide what drugs to cover and how much you pay for them.

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Morning News Brief: Signs Of Bipartisanship On Health Care, Corruption Vote In Brazil

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:01am

Lawmakers have showed interest of working across party linesies on improving health insurance markets. Also, Brazil's Congress votes on corruption charges against the president.

Apple Has Good Sales News For Wall Street

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:51pm

Investors expected a slowdown in iPhone 7 sales but they were up 1.6 percent year-over-year. Apple also enjoyed iPad and Mac sales well ahead of the overall industry for computers and tablets.

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When An NBA Star Used His Name To Make Shoes Less Expensive

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:29pm

Famous basketball players usually charge more when their names appear on them. But what happened when an NBA All-Star tried to use his name to charge less?

Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In The Local Community

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:01pm

Normally, food banks distribute donated food to the hungry. But Rochester, NY, food bank Foodlink, is going beyond that to provide fresh foods to poor communities and jobs to boost the local economy.

(Image credit: Courtesy of FoodLink)

Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 6:23am

A lawsuit alleges the Fox News Channel worked together with a wealthy Trump supporter to concoct a false report about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer.

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Trump's Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:00am

The president says he may cut off payments to insurance companies. These are federal payments that help insurers discount the price of the health plans they sell to people who have lower incomes.

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HBO Says It Was Hacked, Some Programming Stolen

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:46pm

Entertainment Weekly reports that the alleged hackers also claim to have "written material" from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode, but haven't proved it. HBO won't confirm what material was stolen.

(Image credit: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)

Tech Incubator Faces Challenges Of Tackling Sexual Harassment Among Investors

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:35pm

Y Combinator, an influential startup incubator, sends its entrepreneurs a form to report sexual harassment. Such reports influence what venture capitalists get invited to its prestigious Demo Day.

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What's Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The Legal Ranks?

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:00pm

While the number of Asian-Americans lawyers and law students increased greatly in recent decades, there are few Asian-American lawyers in top positions in the legal field.

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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person Purchases

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:57pm

Using search and app data, combined with third-party credit card records, Google can link online ad viewing to purchases at physical stores. User privacy may be at risk, an advocacy group says.

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Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:04pm

Israel's Antiquities Authority says the dealers, arrested early Sunday morning, were involved in sales of antiquities to Hobby Lobby — including items that U.S. authorities determined were smuggled.

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