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Democrats Agree to North America Trade Pact: What’s in It?

After months of political wrangling, House Democrats agreed Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s revamped version of a 25-year-old North American free trade agreement. But they pried some concessions out of the Trump administration before saying they’d go along. Tuesday’s announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi probably clears the way for congressional approval of Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, though pockets of

  • Nov 15

    Esper Defends $10B Pentagon Contract Disputed by Amazon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable bias” on the government’s part and it intended to challenge the decision in court. Esper recused himself

  • Nov 14

    New Jersey Seeks $640M From Uber for Misclassifying Workers

    New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services at the heart of their popular apps.

  • Nov 14

    Ford’s First All-Electric SUV, the Mach-E, Will Be a Mustang

    Ford Motor is expanding its iconic Mustang franchise to include the automaker’s first-ever, all-electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which will make its global debut Sunday in Los Angeles, marks the first time the Mustang name and badge have been used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964. Ford, prior to announcing

  • Nov 14

    NYC Planning on Moving Iconic Charging Bull Statue From Bowling Green

    New York City’s famous bull is charging to a new home, thanks to plans the city is crafting

  • Nov 14

    Twinkies Cereal Is Now in the Works

    Hostess fans can rejoice that another one of their favorite snacks will be transformed into a bite-sized cereal version. Post Holdings and Hostess Brands announced Wednesday that Twinkies Cereal will debut in grocery stores in late December. When asked what inspired the concept of a cereal version of Twinkies, Meredith Suffron, senior director of brand management at Post, told CNBC,

  • Nov 14

    Motorola Just Brought Back the Famous Razr With a Display That Folds in Half, But it Costs $1,500

    Lenovo’s Motorola on Wednesday announced a new version of the iconic Razr flip phone. It has a full touch screen display inside — no keypad — but still folds in half like the clamshell design of phones from the 1990s and early 2000s. I like the throwback design. It will succeed the Samsung Galaxy Fold as the second foldable phone

  • Nov 13

    Fed’s Powell Sees Steady Growth, Signals Pause in Rate Cuts

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows signs of worsening. But for now, in testimony before a congressional panel, Powell expressed optimism about the U.S. economy and said he expects it will grow at a solid pace, though it

  • Nov 12

    See Inside World’s Largest Starbucks, Opening Friday in Chicago

    Are you ready for a peek inside the world’s largest Starbucks, opening Friday in Chicago?

  • Nov 12

    Dean Foods, No. 1 Milk Company, Declares Bankruptcy Amid Drop in Demand

    Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk processor, has filed for bankruptcy amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in US milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes.

  • Nov 12

    Election Vendors Are ‘Prime Targets,’ Need Oversight: Report

    The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation’s electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report. The Brennan Center for Justice on Tuesday issued the report, which calls on Congress to establish a framework for

  • Nov 12

    McDonald’s Workers Say Anti-Harassment Efforts Fall Short

    A former McDonald’s employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald’s with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or in state courts over the past three

  • Nov 11

    Boeing Details Steps Needed to Get Grounded Max Jet Flying

    Boeing is detailing steps it needs to complete before its grounded 737 Max can carry passengers again.

  • Nov 11

    A Whole New World: Disney Plus Streaming Debuts With Hit Brands

    Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the standard for other services like WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s

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