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GM to Idle Detroit Car Factory Amid Slow Demand 12 Oct 10:04pm Updated GM to Idle Detroit Car Factory Amid Slow Demand
General Motors plans to close a Detroit factory through the end of the year and deepen production cuts to slow-selling cars the plant manufactures, idling some workers and letting go others in response to weak sales.
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12 Oct 7:21pm Hostess Latest Food Maker to Plan Leadership Change
Hostess Brands Inc. joined the ranks of food companies changing leaders as Bill Toler said he plans to retire in March, just over a year after taking the Twinkie-maker public again.
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Police Look Anew at Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein 12 Oct 7:21pm Updated Police Look Anew at Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein
Authorities in New York are re-examining allegations of sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, raising the prospect that the disgraced producer could face criminal charges.
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Health Care Order May Open Options for Employers 12 Oct 6:44pm Updated Health Care Order May Open Options for Employers
President Trump’s executive order may give more companies the option of funding tax-favored accounts that workers can use to buy insurance, known as Health Reimbursement Arrangements.
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House GOP May Keep Partial State and Local Tax Deduction 12 Oct 6:28pm Updated House GOP May Keep Partial State and Local Tax Deduction
House Republicans are moving toward an agreement that preserves part of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, backing away from a controversial initial plan to abolish it entirely.
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Friends Donate $30 Million Toward Gates Center at University of Washington 12 Oct 4:08pm Friends Donate $30 Million Toward Gates Center at University of Washington
Friends of Bill and Melinda Gates donated $30 million to name a computer science building at the University of Washington after the first couple of Microsoft, the school said.
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Equifax Removes Webpage to Investigate Possible Hacking 12 Oct 4:02pm Updated Equifax Removes Webpage to Investigate Possible Hacking
Embattled Equifax Inc. has moved one of its webpages offline as the company looks into whether hackers tried to breach its systems this week.
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Weinstein Books Imprint Terminated by Hachette Book Group 12 Oct 1:38pm Weinstein Books Imprint Terminated by Hachette Book Group
Hachette will publish books already in production under its Hachette Books imprint, saying the move “is in the best interests of our authors.”
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WSJ Survey: Most Economists Expect Next Fed Rate Rise in December 12 Oct 1:01pm Updated WSJ Survey: Most Economists Expect Next Fed Rate Rise in December
Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal this month see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates once more in 2017 and three times in 2018, a view that matches the central bank’s own projections.
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Amazon to Add 120,000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year 12 Oct 12:52pm Amazon to Add 120,000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year
Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal employees to help fill holiday orders at its warehouses, nearly doubling that segment of its workforce and topping hiring plans at other major retailers.
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New York AG Eric Schneiderman Probing Deloitte Hack 12 Oct 11:55am New York AG Eric Schneiderman Probing Deloitte Hack
The New York attorney general’s office is looking into the cyberbreach at Deloitte that the giant accounting firm says compromised information on a small number of its clients.
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Facebook Sets Goal of a Billion Virtual-Reality Users, Unveils New Headset 12 Oct 10:26am Updated Facebook Sets Goal of a Billion Virtual-Reality Users, Unveils New Headset
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality and said he wants to ensure the technology is “a force for good.”
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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Sues Owner of Mandalay Bay 12 Oct 10:08am Updated Las Vegas Shooting Victim Sues Owner of Mandalay Bay
A victim in the Las Vegas shooting Oct. 1 is suing the owner of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the gunman used a 32nd-floor suite as his perch.
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Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying 12 Oct 8:57am Updated Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying
The Russian government used a popular antivirus software to secretly search computers around the world for classified U.S. government documents and top-secret information, according to current and former U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.
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Eurozone Factory Output Jumps, Lending Comfort to ECB 12 Oct 8:54am Eurozone Factory Output Jumps, Lending Comfort to ECB
Euro-area factory, mining and utility output surged in August, in a sign that the economy is still growing robustly as the European Central Bank prepares to make a pivotal decision about the future of its bond-buying program.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fell for the Second Week 12 Oct 8:49am Updated U.S. Jobless Claims Fell for the Second Week
The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell for the second week in a row at the beginning of October, though recent hurricanes still impacted application numbers in the Southern U.S.
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Airbus Ramps Up Services Business With Malaysian Deal 12 Oct 3:47am Airbus Ramps Up Services Business With Malaysian Deal
Airbus said it had taken full control of an Asian plane-repair company, as it and rival Boeing both embark on a push to win a greater share of the lucrative market for servicing airliners.
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Metal Scandal Triggers Safety Probes Into Planes, Trains and Cars 12 Oct 1:52am Updated Metal Scandal Triggers Safety Probes Into Planes, Trains and Cars
A scandal at one of Japan’s biggest aluminum manufacturers is forcing customers including auto makers to check the safety of their products while heaping further scrutiny on corporate governance in the country.
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How to Slack Like a Pro 12 Oct 1:08am Updated How to Slack Like a Pro
The future of workplace communication is here. Thank you, Slack—the best thing to happen to office chitchat since the water-cooler.
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