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Nissan recalls cars, SUVs due to risk of fire

Nissan recalled nearly 240,000 cars and SUVs worldwide due to a fire risk and is advising people to park the vehicles outdoors in rare cases. Read More

Hawaii unemployment rate holds at 2.1% in August

Hawaii’s unemployment rate remained at 2.1 percent in August for the third straight month amid continued strength in the state’s labor market. Read More

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company’s Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. Read More

McDonald’s workers across U.S. protest against sex harassment

McDonald’s workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Read More

Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. Read More

Operator runs multiple drone deliveries for 1st time in Reno

The city of Reno confirmed the first successful deliveries by multiple drones steered by a single operator under a federal program fast-tracking regulatory approval for unmanned aerial vehicles nationwide. Read More

GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. Read More

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to help the homeless

Amazon is designating 47,000 square feet of space at its new corporate office for a permanent Mary’s Place shelter. Read More

Calling teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ officials weigh flavor ban

U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. Read More

Booming sales for Bob Woodward book on Trump presidency

Bob Woodward’s account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies the day after the book arrived in stores, Simon & Schuster announced. Read More

Apple unveils biggest, most expensive iPhone yet

Apple unveiled three new iPhones today, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. Read More

Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Read More

After Les Moonves departure, CBS takeover a possibility

The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won’t likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but a related deal could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Read More

U.S. consumer borrowing up strong $16.6 billion in July

Americans increased their borrowing in July at nearly double the pace of the previous month, evidence that confident consumers are willing to take on more debt to support their spending. Read More

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