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  • GM denies allegations that it cheats on diesel emissions

    GM denies allegations that it cheats on diesel emissions

    General Motors on Thursday denied allegations made in a lawsuit that the company's full-size diesel pickup trucks cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed by lawyers for two truck owners in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges that trucks with Duramax diesel engines have three devices on them...

  • 7 tax tips for new college grads

    7 tax tips for new college grads

    Graduating from college brings huge life changes — many of which have big effects at tax time. Here are a few ways you can save a little money — or even snag a refund — come filing time. 1. Take interest in interest Student loan payments are a fact of life for many new graduates. But up to $2,500...

  • U.S. durable goods orders fall for first time in 5 months

    U.S. durable goods orders fall for first time in 5 months

    U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in April for the first time in five months, and a key category that tracks business investment went nowhere for the second straight month. The Commerce Department said Friday that durable goods orders fell 0.7% in April after rising 2.3% in...

  • BMW recalls 7-Series cars because their doors can unexpectedly fly open

    BMW recalls 7-Series cars because their doors can unexpectedly fly open

    BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they're being driven. The recall covers certain 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door...

  • U.S. first-quarter growth revised up, though still weak

    U.S. first-quarter growth revised up, though still weak

    The U.S. economy started 2017 with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought. The government revised up its January-March growth reading to a rate of 1.2% — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7% but well below President Trump's ambitious growth targets. Growth in the gross domestic...

  • Facebook's latest ambition: becoming a hub for TV-style content

    Facebook's latest ambition: becoming a hub for TV-style content

    To make its mobile app as indispensable as possible, Facebook has introduced live streams, a booming virtual bazaar and free access to some of the best journalism. But among the major missing pieces has been the kind of exclusive, Hollywood-style comedies, documentaries and dramas that are found...

  • Retailers help lift stocks to new records; Best Buy leaps 21%

    Retailers help lift stocks to new records; Best Buy leaps 21%

    U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers such as Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices. Stocks are on their longest winning streak in three months as retailers,...

  • JetBlue and Southwest may have benefited from United's passenger-dragging fiasco

    JetBlue and Southwest may have benefited from United's passenger-dragging fiasco

    Public perception of United Airlines took a nosedive after a passenger was dragged from his seat on April 9, and now a survey indicates that JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines may have benefited from the backlash. In the 30 days after the incident, United Airlines passengers said their likelihood...

  • Can a new killer whale attraction help rescue SeaWorld?

    Can a new killer whale attraction help rescue SeaWorld?

    A symphonic score fills the former Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld, the tempo building suspense as footage of an icy landscape in Antarctica moves across a 140-foot-wide screen. A little off cue, an 8,000-pound orca named Keet appears, speeding along the perimeter of the pool as waves crash over where...

  • Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches space, but not orbit, in first test flight

    Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches space, but not orbit, in first test flight

    In a significant step for one of Southern California’s growing private space startups, Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket made it to space in its first test flight Wednesday night, but did not reach orbit as planned. The test launch of the rocket, which did not have a satellite aboard, was the...

  • Fox News moves to dismiss lawsuit by former on-air host Andrea Tantaros

    Fox News moves to dismiss lawsuit by former on-air host Andrea Tantaros

    Fox News is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by former on-air personality Andrea Tantaros that claims the company hacked her computer and conducted surveillance of her phone calls and emails. In a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Fox News said Tantaros’ allegations that fake Twitter...

  • Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt

    Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debt

    It’s not just Americans who are hooked on debt. China’s increasing reliance on borrowing earned it a snub by the Moody’s ratings agency Wednesday after it cut the Asian nation’s sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989. The downgrade prompted a protest by Beijing, but the move highlights...

  • How Seth Rich’s death became an Internet conspiracy theory

    How Seth Rich’s death became an Internet conspiracy theory

    In July 2016, Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was shot and killed. Since then, conspiracy theories have swirled in right wing news media and social media.

  • Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

    Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

    Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. The recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats with model numbers 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and...

  • Home sales are happening on the shortest timeline ever recorded

    Home sales are happening on the shortest timeline ever recorded

    Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in a bind as their options dwindle. The National Assn. of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes declined 2.3% last month to a seasonally adjusted...

  • Bollywood movie 'Dangal' dominates China's box office

    Bollywood movie 'Dangal' dominates China's box office

    The inspirational Bollywood drama “Dangal” blew past the $100-million mark in China's box office last week, adding $51.3 million to its total gross. It marks the second consecutive week that “Dangal” topped China's box office charts, according to the film consulting firm Artisan Gateway. The movie...

  • Google's artificial intelligence machine AlphaGo just beat the world's No. 1 Go player

    Google's artificial intelligence machine AlphaGo just beat the world's No. 1 Go player

    A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate. Google's AlphaGo won the first of three planned games this week against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old...

  • U.S. new home sales drop 11.4% in April, the most in two years

    U.S. new home sales drop 11.4% in April, the most in two years

    U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales skidded 11.4% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015. Economists had expected a more...

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  • 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...

  • How credit card reward points created delicious results (Infographic)

    Doughnut Plant founder Mark Isreal brought his latest creation to life with the help of 80,000 points earned with his Chase Ink card. Here's how he pulled it off. Save Save

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