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  • This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    This weekend will test SpaceX's ability to step up its launch pace

    SpaceX has a busy weekend ahead. And its outcome could signal whether the company is closing in on a crucial milestone. Starting Friday morning, the Hawthorne space company is planning two satellite launches from opposite coasts with only about 48 hours in between. If the launches come off as planned,...

  • Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears to close 20 more stores

    Sears is closing an additional 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 properties, confirmed the closings — 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday. In 2015, Sears Holdings Corp. sold...

  • Should you ditch your financial advisor and hire a robot?

    Should you ditch your financial advisor and hire a robot?

    If you’ve ever wished for a robot to clean your house or walk your dog, you’ll likely understand the appeal of a robo-advisor. These services offer a relatively hands-off way to manage your investments. Also known as automated investing or online advisors, robo-advisors use computer algorithms...

  • The number of new female board members dropped last year

    The number of new female board members dropped last year

    The push to get more women onto corporate boards of directors is getting a lot of attention lately: Investors have been urging companies to make it a priority, Uber came under fire after a director cracked a joke about more women in the boardroom and a Wall Street statue of a little girl aimed...

  • Toshiba has until August to sort out financial filings — or face delisting risk

    Toshiba has until August to sort out financial filings — or face delisting risk

    Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of being delisted. Tokyo-based Toshiba, whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. filed for bankruptcy protection in March,...

  • Recipe for disaster: How not to cook up healthcare reform

    Recipe for disaster: How not to cook up healthcare reform

    In case anyone was wondering what would happen if a handful of fairly wealthy, well-insured men gathered in a room and quietly tried to reinvent the $3-trillion U.S. healthcare system without any input from medical experts, patient advocates or others who know what they’re talking about, the U.S....

  • Couple sentenced in scheme to counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots

    Couple sentenced in scheme to counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots

    A federal judge sentenced a husband and wife to prison Tuesday for their parts in a conspiracy to sell millions of counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Joseph Shayota, 64, and Adriana Shayota, 45, were sentenced to 86 months and 26 months by U.S. District Court...

  • Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt gets a show in MSNBC's weekend expansion

    MSNBC is expanding its live news programming lineup, including a new Saturday show hosted by conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt, best known as a host for the right-leaning Salem Radio Network, will have a half-hour Saturday morning program airing at 8 a.m. Eastern. The move is likely...

  • Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla explores setting up a factory in China

    Tesla Inc. is working with the city of Shanghai to “explore the possibility” of opening a factory in the area, the maker of electric cars confirmed Thursday. Sales in China generate a hefty chunk of Tesla’s revenue, and moving some manufacturing near those buyers would slash some costs. “While...

  • L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin striking

    L.A. and Long Beach port workers begin striking

    Shouts of “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” rang out as picketers congested the Evegreen yard in San Pedro on Monday, temporarily blocking up to 50 trucks from entering the terminal. Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began...

  • Tech giants surge again, lifting stocks to record highs

    Tech giants surge again, lifting stocks to record highs

    Apple and other big-name technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday and helped drive U.S. indexes once again to record heights. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8%, to 2,453.46 and surpassed its old record, set nearly a week ago, by half a percent. The Dow Jones...

  • Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods

    Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods

    Amazon.com’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. sparked an avalanche of discussion about how the online retail giant could transform the U.S. grocery industry in the years ahead. But Amazon’s $13.7-billion deal might not be the last word on the merger itself. Wall Street signaled Monday that it...

  • Google steps up its fight against extremist and inflammatory videos

    Google steps up its fight against extremist and inflammatory videos

    Months after some advertisers fled Google over concerns about ads appearing alongside YouTube videos that promote hate and extremism, the Internet giant has announced new steps aimed at tackling such content. “There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” Google said in a Sunday...

  • Elizabeth Warren calls on Fed to remove Wells Fargo board members over accounts scandal

    Elizabeth Warren calls on Fed to remove Wells Fargo board members over accounts scandal

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Federal Reserve to remove Wells Fargo & Co. board members who presided over the bank when it opened millions of consumer accounts without customers’ authorization. The scandal “revealed severe problems with the bank's risk management practices — problems...

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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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