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  • Pebble Beach 2017: Confederate Motorcycles announces plan to go electric with Santa Cruz company

    Pebble Beach 2017: Confederate Motorcycles announces plan to go electric with Santa Cruz company

    Confederate Motorcycles makes some of America’s meanest, leanest and loudest V-twin street machines. But now they’re going electric, abandoning the internal combustion engine for a battery-electric powertrain, in partnership with California’s Zero Motorcycles. The company in Birmingham, Ala., will...

  • More restrictions announced for toxic pesticide

    More restrictions announced for toxic pesticide

    California moved a step closer Friday to banning a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to birth defects, openly departing from the Trump administration’s decision to walk back an Obama-era effort to ban the chemical. Growers and other users will be asked to increase the buffer zone between...

  • Uber's Travis Kalanick punches back against the Benchmark lawsuit targeting him

    Uber's Travis Kalanick punches back against the Benchmark lawsuit targeting him

    Uber’s co-founder and former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has struck back at venture capital firm Benchmark. In seeking to dismiss a fraud lawsuit Benchmark filed against him, he called the suit a “smear campaign” and characterized the firm’s partners as ruthless opportunists who staged an...

  • Stocks fall further to end a rough week

    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...

  • Beverly Hills developer accused of defrauding investors will pay millions to settle case with SEC

    Beverly Hills developer accused of defrauding investors will pay millions to settle case with SEC

    Jay Belson, a developer of extravagant mansions in the Los Angeles area, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations he defrauded investors of more than $2 million. In a court filing last week, the SEC alleged that between January 2011 and June 2016,...

  • See unlimited movies for $10 a month? Not so fast, says AMC Theatres

    See unlimited movies for $10 a month? Not so fast, says AMC Theatres

    MoviePass, a subscription ticket reselling start-up, is trying to become the Netflix of movie theaters by offering virtually unlimited movies for less than $10 a month. But that plan has drawn the ire of the world’s largest theater chain, marking the latest clash in a feud between the 6-year-old...

  • Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel to develop driverless cars

    Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel to develop driverless cars

    Automaker FCA, also known as Fiat Chrysler, buffed up its image as a technology player Wednesday by linking with BMW and Intel to develop driverless cars. Last year, BMW and Intel, which recently bought driverless technology provider Mobileye, formed a partnership to develop a platform for autonomous...

  • Fed minutes show split on timing of asset reduction

    Fed minutes show split on timing of asset reduction

    Several Federal Reserve monetary policymakers wanted to announce last month exactly when they would start reducing the central bank's trillions of dollars in assets, but most preferred to wait to see how the economy and financial markets were doing over the summer, according to an account of the...

  • Toxic Trump: CEOs are now abandoning him in droves

    Toxic Trump: CEOs are now abandoning him in droves

    President Trump hasn’t shown himself to be a man accustomed to facing reality, but he finally did so Wednesday by disbanding his two leading councils of business CEOs and other leaders. The move had the air of the old exchange between boss and worker: “You’re fired!” “You can’t fire me! I already...

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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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