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Uber shuts down self-driving truck division

The company wants to readjust its focus to its self-driving cars

On Monday, the Uber announced that it will stop development of it self-driving trucks fleet in order to focus its efforts on self-driving cars. Employees w...

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BMW recalls X3 and X4 vehicles

Braking performance may be reduced

BMW of North America is recalling 5,594 model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and model year 2019 X4 xDrive30i & X4 M40i vehicles....

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Google Play Store bans crypto mining apps

Google says it is committed to delivering the most innovative and trusted apps to users

Google has updated its Play Store developer policies, with the company now banning several more categories of apps. The Store has banned cryptocurrency min...

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Pending home sales rise in June

Realtors see it as a sign that the worst of the housing shortage is over

Pending homes sales, a measure of real estate contracts signed but not yet closed, rose in all four regions of the country in June, suggesting that the hou...

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Travel expected to cost more in 2019

There are still good deals to be found, particularly with long-haul carriers

A new research piece predicts travel prices will spike in 2019 thanks to escalating oil costs, a weakening U.S. dollar, pilot shortages, and a mushrooming...

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Gas prices hold steady over the last week

Fluctuation in oil supplies has had little effect at the pump

Consumers found fairly stable gas prices over the last week, even as the oil industry reported a significant drop in U.S. supplies.For the week ending...

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Southwest’s fatal accident cost it $100 million

The company said it expects the financial impact on bookings to abate in the third quarter

Southwest airlines is still feeling the financial impact of a deadly accident that happened back in April.The Dallas-based carrier reported a strong se...

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Twitter goes after Elon Musk impersonators

The social media platform is cracking down on cryptocurrency scammers trying to ride on the coattails of Musk’s name

Whatever you do on Twitter, don’t change your display name to “Elon Musk.”Mr. Musk has enough on his plate to worry about, but now Twitter is being bes...

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Do college students need renters insurance?

Risks have increased, but the need depends on a number of factors

If you've started your first job and moved into your first apartment, chances are you'll shop for renters insurance.But what if you're still in college...

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Model year 2016-2018 Cadillac CT6s recalled

A child seat may not attach correctly to the anchorage bar

General Motors is recalling 22,043 model year 2016-2018 Cadillac CT6s.The inboard child seat anchorage bars may have had excess structural adhesive app...

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Apple scurries to fix issues in new MacBooks

Overheating and excessive throttling have been impacting product performance

Apple is in serious damage control over the new MacBook Pros that the company released last week -- the models the company pitched as "70 percent faster" a...

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Ross Stores recalls bistro chairs

The chair’s frame can break, posing a fall hazard

Ross Procurement of Dublin, Calif., is recalling about 2,300 bistro chairs.The chair’s frame can break, posing a fall hazard.The company has receiv...

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General Motors ups the ante in the rideshare game

The company hopes to sell car owners on the idea of monetizing their vehicles

The car rental landscape has completely changed from the old pick-it-up-at-the-airport days. Slowly over the last five years, the game has shifted toward r...

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Common food additives may harm children’s health

In a new policy statement, the AAP says kids face several health risks from exposure to certain food additives and chemicals used in packaging materials

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a new policy statement warning that chemicals commonly added to food can harm children's health....

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Existing home sales sink again in June

A new report shows why it's getting harder to buy a home

Sales of existing homes fell for a third straight month in June, and Realtors say there is one overriding reason: there aren't enough homes to meet demand....

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Snapchat to shut down Snapcash on August 30

The peer-to-peer money transfer service never found the same success as platforms like Venmo and PayPal

Snapchat users who used the platform’s Snapcash feature to send and receive money from other users will have to find a new way to do so by the end of the n...

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AT&T announces latest cities to get 5G

Raleigh, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City will get the next generation technology this year

AT&T; has disclosed the next three markets to receive 5G wireless services, adding Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina and Oklahoma City, Okla.By t...

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Honda recalls model year 2018 Civics

The vehicle's certification label may have contain characters

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 13 model year 2018 Honda Civics.The manufacturing date area of the certification labels may have random character...

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Wells Fargo may be preparing more customer refunds

Customers who paid for pet insurance and legal services could get their money back

More Wells Fargo customers may be in line for refunds.The bank, which was hit with huge fines in 2016 after it opened checking and credit card accounts...

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White House unveils job training initiative

The 'Pledge to America's Workers' initiative seeks to train and re-train workers for computer and data-based jobs

On Thursday, the White House launched its “Pledge to America’s Workers,” an initiative which seeks to train and prepare workers for computer and data-based...

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Hy-Vee recalls Spring Pasta Salad

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Hy-Vee of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.Approximately 20 illnes...

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Prime Day continues to set records for Amazon

The 2018 installation of Prime Day set a new sales record for the company

Amazon’s Prime Day continues to grow each year, and the 2018 event was no different. The company is hailing it as the “biggest global shopping event,”...

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Comcast drops its bid for Fox

The move clears the way for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox and its film and television assets

This morning, Comcast announced it will no longer be in the mix to acquire 21st Century Fox and its film and television assets. Instead, the company will f...

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Court upholds Philadelphia soda tax

Supporters of the tax are counting the ruling as a win for the city’s children

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld Philadelphia’s tax on sweetened beverages. The State Supreme Court ruled that the 1.5-cent-per-ounce le...

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BMW is testing an Uber competitor in Seattle

​ReachNow’s car-sharing app gets new rideshare feature

BMW’s car-sharing company ReachNow is launching a brand new service in Seattle that’s ready to compete with the likes of Uber and Lyft. Launching today...

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Amazon workers in Europe go on strike during Prime Day

Thousands of fulfillment center workers are taking part in a protest over wages and working conditions

While Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event is underway, thousands of the company’s warehouse workers in Europe are on strike demanding better working cond...

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Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans

The rideshare company is finding new ways to encourage customers to utilize its bike and scooter program

Earlier this month, Lyft announced its acquisition of the bike-sharing company Motivate -- the most widely used bike-share company in the United States. No...

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Apple releases new MacBook Pro models

The new models include a possible fix for the problem of dirt getting stuck under keys

Apple MacBook lovers are enjoying Christmas in July as the tech giant’s new 13-inch and 15-inch models are out and Apple is hoping consumers find the new m...

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New car prices rise but lease payments fall

A recent analysis shows the best deals are on trucks and SUVs

The average new car price is going up, thanks to increased purchases of trucks and SUVs. However, monthly payments on leases are going down.Kelley Blue...

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Adidas will only use recycled plastics by 2024

The global sportswear company is joining the fight against plastic

Adidas reported on Monday that it will be committing to only using recycled plastics by 2024.The company pledged to stop using “virgin” plastic in all...

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Mercedes-Benz recalls GLA250s and GLA250 4Matics

A child seat may not be able to be properly installed in the center rear seat position

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 399 model year 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250s and GLA250 4Matics.The child seat top tether anchorage point on the ce...

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Twitter suspends two accounts linked to Russian intelligence

​The accounts were allegedly used by Russian intelligence officers to spread information stolen from Democrats’ computers and emails during the 2016 election

On Saturday, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the site had removed two accounts: @GUCCIFER_2 and @dcleaks. The accounts are believed to have been used...

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Tesla Model 3 performed well in rollover accident

An owner says the vehicle’s cabin remained 'completely intact' during what could be the first reported Model 3 rollover accident

Tesla's Model 3 electric vehicle has yet to receive an official NHTSA safety rating, but a real-world account of its performance in a crash suggests the ve...

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FCC votes to change consumer complaint process

The Commission’s only Democrat calls the rule change ‘bonkers’

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-1 to stop reviewing informal consumer complaints. Under the revised rules, informal consum...

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U.S. lifts ban on China’s ZTE

The telecom equipment maker has reportedly followed through with the terms of a deal it reached with the Trump administration

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Commerce lifted its ban preventing China’s ZTE from receiving goods from U.S. companies. The Commerce Department prev...

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Seven fast food chains to end ‘no poach’ deals

The practice will no longer keep low-wage workers restricted to one store

Seven major fast food chains have agreed to cease using employee contracts that include “no poach” clauses. The restaurants include: Arby’s, Carl’s Jr., Mc...

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MyNicNaxs recalls various dietary supplements

The products contain active pharmaceutical ingredients not declared on the label

MyNicNaxs of Deltona, Fla., is recalling all lots of various dietary supplements that were distributed nationwide.The products contain active pharmaceu...

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Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint water contamination

Tesla’s founder says he will cover the cost of adding filters to houses that still have contaminated water

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has pledged to fund the securing of clean water for any homes in Flint, Michigan that still have contaminated water. “Please...

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Shopping experts offer Prime Day tips

Amazon's big shopping day kicks off on Monday

Millions of Amazon Prime members are preparing for the retailer’s annual Prime Day, which has turned into one of the major shopping days of the year.Th...

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Twitter to remove millions of suspicious accounts

The social media platform is working to remove fake accounts from the site

In an effort to regain users’ trust in the popular social media site, Twitter will be removing millions of fake accounts from users’ followers lists starti...

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Inflation rises 0.1 percent in June

But consumers' paychecks weren't that much bigger either

The cost of living barely budged in June, but so did workers' wages.The Labor Department reports the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1 percent last m...

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7-Eleven giving out free Slurpees today

The chain is offering free Slurpees in celebration its 91st anniversary

Today, 7-Eleven stores are offering consumers a free small Slurpee between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. in celebration of being in business for 91 years...

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Producer prices jump in June

Last month's increase was the largest in seven years

The government's Producer Price Index (PPI), a measure of inflation for goods and services at the wholesale level, rose 0.3 percent in June after rising 0....

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Ford Edge and Lincoln MKZ vehicles recalled

The vehicles may lose the ability to move, increasing the risk of a crash

Ford Motor Company is recalling 25 model year 2017-2018 Ford Edges and model year 2017 Lincoln MKZs.On vehicles with 2.0L gas engines and six-speed aut...

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Whole Foods announces Prime Day deal

Prime members will get extra savings leading up to one of the biggest sales days of the year

Whole Foods, the Amazon-owned grocery store, announced today that it will be offering customers a $10 credit to use during Prime Day. Customers will receiv...

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Uber to offer electric scooter rentals

A new partnership will help the ride-hailing giant further expand its transportation offerings

Uber is investing in an electric scooter company called Lime as part of a $335 million financing round led by Alphabet’s venture arm, GV (formerly Google V...

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AT&T plans big changes for HBO

The cable network is being told it needs to produce more content

If you subscribe to HBO, get ready for some changes. AT&T;, the new owner, has served notice that the premium content provider, acquired in the Time Warner...

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FAA declines to regulate airline seating

‘We’re a safety agency, not a creature comfort agency,’ the group said

Despite safety concerns and numerous complaints made by travelers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has found no need to regulate airline...

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Trump administration freezes Obamacare funds

Risk-adjustment payments were designed to stabilize the market

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended payments to health insurers with a large number of sick Obamacare clients.The agency...

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Wrap your key fob in aluminum to prevent hacking

A security researcher says car thieves increasingly rely on technology to steal vehicles

A growing number of new cars use a keyless ignition. As long as drivers have possession of a key fob, the car starts with the push of a button.As we re...

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Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

The coffee chain joins other companies that are seeking to curb plastic pollution

Starbucks announced on Monday that it intends to phase out plastic straws at all of its stores. The transition from straws to recyclable plastic lids with...

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Alzheimer's drug yields positive results

The same drug disappointed during clinical trials in December

After a series of disappointments, a major drug company has reported promising clinical trial results from its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.Massac...

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Student loan interest rates increased again

Federal student loans will be set higher for the upcoming school year

For the second consecutive year, federal student loan interest rates are going up.For the 2018-2019 school year, loans in the federal direct loan progr...

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Unemployment rate rises to 4 percent in June

The Labor Department reports more people looked for jobs last month

More people found jobs last month, but even more were looking for one, so the nation's unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, from 3.8 percent in May. The ec...

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The Butcher's Blend recalls ground beef

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O157

The Butcher's Blend is recalling extra lean ground beef products sold in Ontario, Canada, that may be contaminated with E. coli O157.There have been no...

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U.S. authorities temporarily lift ZTE ban

A temporary reprieve will allow the company to support existing networks and phones

The U.S. Commerce Department is allowing China’s ZTE to partially resume business operations while regulators mull over whether its seven-year ban should b...

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FTC files injunction to stop online marketers

The agency claims the firms’ free trial offers are deceptive

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stopped a group of San Diego-based marketing companies from conducting free trial offers that the agency called dece...

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Volkswagen recalls Atlas and Tiguan vehicles

The passenger front air bag may not properly unfold during deployment

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 821 model year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan vehicles.The passenger front airbag may tear or not properly u...

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Amazon's Prime Day will start July 16

The company disclosed details two weeks after the information leaked

Two weeks after leaking details of its 2018 Prime Day, Amazon has made it official. The discounted shopping period for Prime members will start on July 16...

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Sears expands list of upcoming store closures

The company’s CEO says the retailer has been ‘fighting to survive’

At the end of May, Sears announced that it would be closing 63 stores from a total of 100 underperforming stores. Now, the retailer has added ten more Sear...

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AT&T boosts cost of DIRECTV NOW $5 a month

The move comes weeks after completing its Time Warner merger

Just weeks after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T; is boosting the price of one of its video streaming services by $5 a month.During the...

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Nueske's Meat Products recalls pork products

The products may contain brown rice flour and glycerin not declared on the label

Nueske's Meat Products of Wittenberg, Wis., is recalling approximately 12,946 pounds of pork products.The products may contain brown rice flour and gly...

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BRP recalls ATVs

Fuel can spray from the fuel tank when opening the gas cap,

BRP U.S., of Sturtevant, Wis., is recalling about 13,300 model year 2018 Can-Am Outlander and Renegade all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).Fuel can spray from...

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Seattle bans plastic straws and utensils

The city’s plastic straw ban follows efforts made by others to curb plastic pollution

Seattle has become the latest city to crack down on the use of single-use plastic products.On Sunday, the city implemented a ban on plastic straws, ute...

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Gas prices likely to follow oil prices higher

But Independence Day travelers will still pay less than on Memorial Day

Millions of Americans are hitting the road this week for the Independence Day holiday, and they'll pay less for gasoline than they did on Memorial Day....

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Facebook acknowledges more data-sharing agreements

The company revealed to Congress that it shared data with 52 hardware and software companies

In a 747-page document released to Congress on Friday, Facebook acknowledged that it had data-sharing agreements with 52 hardware and software companies....

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How trade wars can lead to recessions

Canada's new tariffs on U.S. goods suggest things are heating up

The Canadian government has slapped new tariffs on a range of U.S. exports, retaliating for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.Th...

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Continental recalls Conti Coach HA3 tires

The tires may have cords visible through the innerliner

Continental Tire the Americas is recalling 3,917 Conti Coach HA3 tires, size 315/80R22.5 157/154 L, with DOT codes A372KWUU 3517 through A372KWUU 1618....

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