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Misconduct scandals could affect workplace relationships

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm
Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Read More

Las Vegas’ overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:29 am
A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers and soon, work from British Pop Art legend David Hockney. Steps away from the check-in desk, Pablo Picasso artwork graces a South of France-inspired restaurant. Read More

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 9:28 am
The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. Read More

Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on theinternet. Celebrity complaints and street protests aren’t likely to stop the agency’s vote, but activists hope the growing outcry will push Congress to intervene and will show support for stricter regulation down the road. Read More

Questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans’ massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress. How to satisfy demands of the rebellious GOP lawmakers from high-tax states who demand concessions over a cherished deduction? And how to pay for those concessions? Read More
Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Consumer borrowing up $20.5B in October

American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.5 billion in October. It was the biggest gain in 11 months and reflected strong increases in the use of credit cards and in auto and student loans. Read More

Viagra goes generic: Pfizer to launch own little white pill

The little blue pill that’s helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill gets its first generic competition next week. Read More

Japan embraces robot takeover due to worsening labor supply

While people fret about robots taking human jobs, machines in Japan are stepping in to fill vacancies amid the worst labor shortage in more than 40 years. That’s creating an opportunity for up-and-coming startups focused on automating warehouse tasks. Read More

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire. Read More

ABC says Ross will no longer cover stories involving Trump

Suspended ABC News reporter Brian Ross will no longer cover stories involving President Donald Trump following his erroneous report last Friday on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More

Whole Foods prices creep back up in Amazon takeover aftermath

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am
Amazon completed its takeover of Whole Foods with a bang in August, announcing a price-cutting push that generated headlines and boosted store traffic. But the following months haven’t ushered in a new era of low prices. Read More