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Your Money Adviser: An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost 21 Sep 10:53pm Your Money Adviser: An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost
U.S. Bank has begun to offer small loans to help customers deal with unexpected expenses like a car repair. The interest rate is about 70 percent.
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GBP 1,26 -0,796%
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CHF 1,00 -0,399%
Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying. 21 Sep 10:51pm Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.
For more than a year, Canada’s foreign minister and the United States trade representative have been locked in intense negotiations to rewrite the trade pact.
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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results 21 Sep 10:01pm Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’ 21 Sep 8:47pm Updated Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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Airbnb Wants Hosts to Be Shareholders: DealBook’s Closing Bell 21 Sep 7:18pm Airbnb Wants Hosts to Be Shareholders: DealBook’s Closing Bell
The start-up asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its rules on whom private companies can award equity to.
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Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond 21 Sep 6:29pm Updated Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond
Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.
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Comcast and Disney (Fox) Battle Again. This Time for British Broadcaster Sky. 21 Sep 6:18pm Comcast and Disney (Fox) Battle Again. This Time for British Broadcaster Sky.
The fight will be settled by an auction this weekend. We work out the possibilities.
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Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer 21 Sep 5:57pm Updated Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer
Applying behavioral economics, John Hancock is offering a discount on life insurance and other incentives to customers with healthy lifestyles.
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Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave? 21 Sep 5:48pm Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?
Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.
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David DiChiera, Who Gave Opera a Home in Detroit, Dies at 83 21 Sep 5:47pm Updated David DiChiera, Who Gave Opera a Home in Detroit, Dies at 83
Dr. DiChiera built an opera company that presented world-class talent at a time when Detroit’s population was dwindling and its future looked bleak.
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21 Sep 4:53pm Dow Hits Another All-Time High on Mixed Day for US Stocks
Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes. 21 Sep 4:47pm Bits: The Week in Tech: Are Robots Coming for Your Job? Eventually, Yes.
In the next few years, it doesn’t appear that technology will replace many jobs. But that could change 10 years from now.
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Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence 21 Sep 4:21pm Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence
Homeowners and businesses will have to pay more for lumber, steel, aluminum and other materials because of President Trump’s trade policy.
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’ 21 Sep 3:52pm Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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21 Sep 3:47pm Updated US Stock Indexes Are Mixed, Set Stage for More Milestones
Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Friday, erasing some of the market's gains from earlier in the day. Gains in health care and industrial companies outweighed losses in technology stocks and banks. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude oil.
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge 21 Sep 3:37pm Updated Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Is Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help finding him.
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge 21 Sep 1:42pm Updated Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sex Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help locating him.
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Strategies: Why Tariff and Trade Disputes Are More than a Money Problem 21 Sep 1:34pm Strategies: Why Tariff and Trade Disputes Are More than a Money Problem
The Trump administration’s approach could unravel a world order that relies on the benefit of trade — and the pain of sanctions — to maintain peace.
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21 Sep 12:08pm Updated US Stocks Head Higher, Set Stage for More Milestones
Major U.S. stock indexes moved mostly higher in morning trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Gains in industrial, technology and health care companies outweighed losses in banks and materials stocks. Energy companies rose along with the price of U.S. crude oil.
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Corner Office: Mark Bertolini of Aetna on Yoga, Meditation and Darth Vader 21 Sep 11:54am Updated Corner Office: Mark Bertolini of Aetna on Yoga, Meditation and Darth Vader
An early lesson from his father taught Mr. Bertolini the importance of hard work. A brush with death led him to Eastern philosophy.
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David Boies Pleads Not Guilty 21 Sep 11:46am Updated David Boies Pleads Not Guilty
The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal.
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The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything) 21 Sep 11:20am Updated The Big Secret of Celebrity Wealth (Is That No One Knows Anything)
Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine and Chris Pratt are cumulatively worth $150 million, according to your Google results. Are they really?
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Cody Wilson, 3-D Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sexual Assault Charge 21 Sep 10:05am Cody Wilson, 3-D Gun Proponent, Arrested in Taiwan on Sexual Assault Charge
Mr. Wilson was arrested in Taipei and delivered to the National Immigration Agency. Police in Austin, Tex., had asked the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force for help locating him.
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The Final Battle to Acquire Sky: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today 21 Sep 10:03am The Final Battle to Acquire Sky: DealBook’s One Thing to Watch Today
A monthslong fight between Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox over the British broadcaster will culminate in an auction this weekend.
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Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets 21 Sep 9:28am Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.
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The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways 21 Sep 9:23am Updated The Netherlands, a Tax Avoidance Center, Tries to Mend Its Ways
The country has a reputation for allowing multinationals to reduce payments by moving profits through Dutch subsidiaries, but things could be changing.
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Breakingviews: Uber’s Recipe for Profitability Could Start With Buying Deliveroo 21 Sep 8:51am Breakingviews: Uber’s Recipe for Profitability Could Start With Buying Deliveroo
The best way for the ride hailing giant to make money from food delivery in Europe may be to acquire one of its rivals there.
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DealBook Briefing: Does Bank of America Care About Investment Banking? 21 Sep 7:18am DealBook Briefing: Does Bank of America Care About Investment Banking?
A top executive who reportedly questioned the firm’s commitment to the cause is set to step down by year’s end.
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In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries 21 Sep 5:30am In London, Electric Trucks Are Helping UPS Make ‘Eco-Friendly’ Deliveries
Smoggy skies across Europe inspired the logistics giant to devise ‘greener‘ alternatives to conventional diesel-powered trucks
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G.E. Steps Into Europe’s Offshore Wind Market 21 Sep 5:30am G.E. Steps Into Europe’s Offshore Wind Market
In the heart of Muscadet country, the American giant is developing the next generation of huge offshore wind turbines.
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Bloody Nosed Passengers Gasp for Air on Indian Flight After Crew Fails to Pressurize Cabin 21 Sep 1:57am Updated Bloody Nosed Passengers Gasp for Air on Indian Flight After Crew Fails to Pressurize Cabin
The Jet Airways blunder is just the latest sign of trouble in the country’s airline industry.
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Wheels: The Auto Industry’s VHS-or-Betamax Moment 21 Sep 12:24am Wheels: The Auto Industry’s VHS-or-Betamax Moment
After nearly 20 years, the language that cars will speak when they talk to one another is still undecided. Critics say the delay is endangering lives.
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