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Walmart drops CVS pharmacy coverage in price dispute

CVS is on a quest to dominate a big slice of the U.S. health-care market.

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Netflix announces biggest rate increase in its history

U.S. subscription prices are rising 13 to 15 percent, which will help fund the company’s glut of original films and shows.

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Ford and Volkswagen are about to make cars for each other

The alliance also will see the automakers pondering further collaboration in electric and self-driving cars.

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Russians, Ukrainians among those charged with SEC hack in trading scheme

Authorities accused eight people of hacking a government database holding corporate secrets as part of activities that led to at least $4.1 million in illegal trading profits.

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Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism

The money includes $20 million to help local outlets design and execute subscription models and $2 million for an initiative to recruit and fund journalists to cover under-covered topics.

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Affected by the shutdown? Give your bank a call to see if it can help.

Some financial institutions are treating federal employees like natural disaster victims.

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More companies want to pay off your student loan debt

The United States’ labor shortage is prompting some employers to consider a new benefit.

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Maxine Waters takes the reins of a powerful House committee. Wall Street is nervous.

Waters, who has served in the House since 1991, is the first African American and first women to the lead the House Financial Services Committee, giving her broad influence over the financial world — from Wall Street regulations to flood insurance.

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In competitive labor market, more companies are offering to help workers pay off student loans

Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the United States hold student debt at a time when the country has more job openings than available applicants.

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Gillette ad takes on ‘toxic masculinity’ in #MeToo-era rebrand, provoking backlash

Procter & Gamble has ignited a debate about gender and cultural branding, as well as about the power exercised by corporations in shaping evolving ideas about family and relationships.

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Netflix raises prices $1 to $2 to pay for original content

The most popular subscription plan will now cost $13 a month, up from $11.

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Netflix raises prices $1 to $2 to pay for original content

The most popular subscription plan will now cost $13 a month, up from $11.

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Netflix raises prices $1 to $2 to pay for original content

The most popular subscription plan will now cost $13 a month, up from $11.

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Netflix raises prices $1 to $2 to pay for original content

The most popular subscription plan will now cost $13 a month, up from $11.

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Farmers stick with Trump despite shutdown and trade war. For now.

President Trump signed an $876 billion farm bill into law last month that provides billions of dollars in aid to farmers. But shuttered Agriculture Department offices can’t implement programs included to protect farmers from price swings and other services.

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Giant Food Stores will use robotic assistants at 172 locations, company says

The robots, known as “Marty,” move around the store unassisted, scanning the floor for spills and trip hazards, which are reported to human workers.

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Waters takes reins of powerful House committee, and Wall Street is nervous

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has served in the House since 1991, is the first African American and the first woman to the lead the House Financial Services Committee, giving her broad influence over the financial world.

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California’s largest power company to file for bankruptcy after wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. could be held liable for more than $30 billion after massive wildfires that devastated parts of California over the past two years, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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‘Steamrolled by Trump’: How the White House has made life harder for U.S. automakers

Colliding pressures from declining sedan sales and angry politicians have put car companies in a lose-lose situation, some analysts said.

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Government shutdown threatens to take real bite out of economic growth

There is no end in sight for the shutdown, and it could end the country’s 99-month streak of continuous job growth.

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Analysis: Six ways the shutdown is affecting the tech sector

From the FTC to SEC, agencies key to tech sector are not fully operational.

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The skills gap is fixed, because there was no skills gap in the U.S., workforce

Companies loved to say that they couldn’t find enough skilled workers. It was never true.

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Experts weigh in on what the 2019 rental market will bring

New apartment construction should hold rents in check, but affordability continues to be a concern.

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The skills gap is fixed, because there was no skills gap

Companies loved to say that they couldn’t find enough skilled workers. It was never true.

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The list of countries with espionage fears about China’s Huawei is growing — fast

From Poland to New Zealand, the Chinese telecoms giant is facing real scrutiny.

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Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word ‘meat’

More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat

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Average U.S. price of gas drops 12 cents per gallon to $2.31

The highest average price in the nation is in the San Francisco Bay Area, while Baton Rouge, La., recorded the lowest.

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Freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham was stopped from bringing a six-pack of beer onto the House floor

The co-chair of the House Small Brewers Caucus says he wants a rules change.

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‘Could you make these guys essential?’: Mortgage industry gets shutdown relief after appeal to senior Treasury officials

The IRS was unable to process a key form that lenders need to verify the employment and incomes of home loan applicants — a roadblock that could have brought the mortgage industry to a halt.

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Over 300 small-business loans a day aren’t happening because of shutdown

The Small Business Administration halted its popular loan programs that are used by small and midsize businesses, a major setback to entrepreneurs trying to start or expand their companies.

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