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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

By Corey Williams | Jan 19
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

By Jamey Keaten | Jan 19
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics."

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

By Tom Murphy | Jan 19
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

EU Maintains Offer to Keep Britain in Despite Vote to Leave

EU Maintains Offer to Keep Britain in Despite Vote to Leave

By Raf Casert | Jan 18
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations.

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Jan 18
Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season.

Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor | Jan 17
Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown.

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

By Ivan Moreno | Jan 17
Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people's movements

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

By Liz Weston | Jan 17
Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

Citigroup Reports $18.3 Billion Loss, Caused by New Tax Law

By Ken Sweet | Jan 17
Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday - effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 profit - as the financial conglomerate had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law.

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