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Mercedes-Benz Maker May Have Cheated on Diesel Emissions Tests

Citing unnamed sources, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday that Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler AG may have developed software for its diesel-powered vehicle that was intended for the sole purpose ...
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US Opioid Crisis Cost: $1 Trillion and Counting

In his recent fiscal year 2019 federal budget proposal, President Trump added $3 billion in 2018 federal spending to combat the country's opioid crisis and $10 billion in 2019. The ...
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Airbus Halts Delivery of Pratt & Whitney Engines

European aircraft maker Airbus announced last Friday that it had found an issue with the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines the company installs on its top-selling A320neo and A321neo single-aisle ...
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Stock Markets and Volatility: When the Tail Wags the Dog — and Yes, It Did

Explaining volatility in the stock market is no simple process. To much of the investing public, stock market volatility just sounds like price gyrations. To professional investment managers, volatility is ...
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SEC, CFTC Warn of Fraud in Cryptocurrency Markets

At a hearing later today before the U.S. House Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton will discuss his agency's role ...
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Should the Federal Government Own the US 5G Network?

The major U.S. internet broadband providers are all working furiously to test and launch the next generation of high-speed connectivity. The technology is known as "5G" and promises theoretical speeds ...
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Can California Beat Trump in the Fight over Vehicle Emissions?

California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed an executive order that, among other things, sets a new target for the number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) the state wants to see ...
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Boeing Loses Trade Case That Seemed to Be in the Bag

What happened to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) on Friday is like one of those NFL games where one team piles up yardage and time of possession only to lose the ...
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Victory over Bombardier Snatched Away from Boeing by US Trade Commission

In what can only be described as a mammoth surprise, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decided Friday that The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) was not harmed by the sale ...
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Canada Files WTO Complaint Against US in Boeing-Bombardier Dispute

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is expected Friday to file its staff report on whether Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) was harmed by the sale of 75 single-aisle passenger jets ...
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US Orders Takata to Recall Millions More Airbags

By the end of this year, Japan-based airbag maker Takata Corp. will have recalled about 65 million cars sold in the United States that included defective airbag inflators made by ...
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BP Says US Tax Changes to Cost $1.5 Billion in Q4

Oil supermajor BP PLC (NYSE: BP) said in a press release Tuesday morning that the reduction in the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% required the company to ...
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The 10 Largest Marijuana Companies

The November 2016 election added eight states to the number in which either medical or recreational marijuana (or both) are or will be legally for sale. In all, 29 states ...
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Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Board Nominees, Sets Up Proxy Battle

In a decision that should surprise approximately no one, Qualcomm Inc.'s (NASDAQ: QCOM) board of directors announced Friday morning that it has rejected all 11 board candidates nominated by Broadcom ...
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4.5 Million US Workers Get Wage Increases on January 1

While a lot of attention has been focused recently on bonuses and increased wages at a handful of U.S. companies following passage of the Republican tax legislation, far more American ...
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