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Barely in time for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Volkswagen has announced it will bring back the most iconic vehicle of the 1960s. The VW van will return sometime in the next two years, as the I.D. Buzz. But this time around, it’s not a four-cylinder, water-cooled gas burner. The...

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    Stocks fall further to end a rough week

    U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses. Bad news from sporting goods retailers weighed on the market. On Thursday, stocks took their biggest loss in three months. On Friday, they opened lower after retailers Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports...

  • How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

    How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

    A CEO mutiny against President Trump. An escalating nuclear threat with North Korea. Uncertainty about healthcare reform. The departure of top Trump strategist Steve Bannon. So far the mounting turmoil has not rattled Wall Street to a significant degree, with the stock market still hovering near...

  • California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

    California adds 82,600 jobs in July; unemployment rate ticks up to 4.8%

    July was California employers’ biggest month of hiring in more than a year as the state continued its steady economic growth, although unemployment also ticked up, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department. California’s net gain of 82,600 jobs accounted...

  • Here's how expanding Medicare could set us on the path to universal health coverage

    Here's how expanding Medicare could set us on the path to universal health coverage

    With Republicans seeming to have abandoned their repeal-or-bust attack on the Affordable Care Act, the path to improving Americans' health coverage is wide open. That has given the idea of single-payer a jump-start. But it hasn’t done much to clarify the most important question: How do we get there...

  • Eclipse prompts California power grid changes when solar energy supply dips

    Eclipse prompts California power grid changes when solar energy supply dips

    Although the moon will push in front of the sun and darken the skies on Monday, California’s solar-heavy electricity grid isn’t expected to run short on energy to power homes, businesses and industry. The manager of the state’s electricity grid, the California Independent System Operator, said it’s...

  • Stocks tumble. It's their worst day in 3 months

    Stocks tumble. It's their worst day in 3 months

    U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. It was the second-worst day for stocks this year, which has seen few large declines....

  • Cutting off white supremacists: Apple Pay, Cloudflare and PayPal join the trend

    Cutting off white supremacists: Apple Pay, Cloudflare and PayPal join the trend

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  • Infiniti introduces 'heritage-inspired' prototype race car

    Infiniti introduces 'heritage-inspired' prototype race car

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  • A board needs time, smarts and a strategy to wisely choose a new management company

    A board needs time, smarts and a strategy to wisely choose a new management company

    QUESTION: Our association has hired and fired so many management companies that we’ve lost count and, as a board director, I am exasperated with the situation. Most companies made it very difficult to reach them by phone and it was worse actually trying to talk to a live person. The company owners...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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