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    Northrop Grumman aims for space with $7.8-billion bid to buy Orbital ATK

    With its $7.8-billion bid to buy Orbital ATK Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp. is betting that the militarization of space and missile defense will get increasing attention — and dollars — from the Pentagon. Orbital, based in Dulles, Va., has developed several small to medium-sized rockets that can...

  • Wisconsin governor signs bill offering Foxconn $3 billion in tax credits

    Wisconsin governor signs bill offering Foxconn $3 billion in tax credits

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a $3-billion incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group, setting up the Taiwanese technology giant to become the country's biggest foreign recipient of state subsidies. "Foxconn's creation of 13,000 good-paying, family-supporting WI jobs will...

  • Banks lead stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

    Banks lead stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

    Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains from last week. Investors continued to bid up bank shares...

  • Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

    Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

    Dear Liz: I am trying to get my finances in order and, like many, I am struggling. The majority of my debt comes from student loans, but I also have unsecured debt that is weighing me down. I work for a nonprofit and know I need to contact my lenders to try to enroll in the Public Service Loan...

  • Legislature passes bills to reform PACE energy-efficiency loan program

    Legislature passes bills to reform PACE energy-efficiency loan program

    Two bills that would boost protections for consumers taking out PACE home-improvement loans are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after passing the Legislature. The regulations come amid criticism by consumer advocates that too many borrowers are taking out unaffordable loans for solar panels and...

  • If Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber?

    If Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber?

    Uber was the indisputable No. 1 player in the domestic on-demand transportation industry. And by its workforce size, passenger count and capital raised, it still is. But reports on Thursday from Bloomberg and Axios that Google's parent company, Alphabet, is mulling over a $1-billion investment...

  • AMC hires former Fox Entertainment executive David Madden

    AMC hires former Fox Entertainment executive David Madden

    Just two weeks following his announced departure from Fox Broadcasting Co. where he served as the head of entertainment, David Madden has landed at AMC Networks, where he will take the role of president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. Madden is set to begin his new...

  • Martin Shkreli is in jail with terrorism and mob suspects, and no Internet

    Martin Shkreli is in jail with terrorism and mob suspects, and no Internet

    Inmate No. 87850-053 has no Internet access. That could be the least of the inconveniences ahead for “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, whose online rantings about Hillary Clinton prompted a judge this week to revoke his bail and put him in the Metropolitan Detention Center, a fortress-like federal jail...

  • Dow ekes out another record high; other stock indexes fall

    Dow ekes out another record high; other stock indexes fall

    It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and healthcare companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector. Sizable gains by Boeing and United Technology were enough to push the Dow Jones industrial average...

  • FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax data breach — a highly unusual comment

    FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax data breach — a highly unusual comment

    The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting firm Equifax, adding America’s top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and regulators expressing alarm over the unauthorized access of 143 million Americans’ personal data...

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  • 5 big changes for today's small businesses

    5 big changes for today's small businesses

    A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward...

  • 5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces...

  • 6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    6 pet-related businesses you can start today

    Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn't necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry...

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