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Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM CDT

With Uber in Turmoil, Lyft's Ridership Surpasses All of 2016

With Uber in Turmoil, Lyft's Ridership Surpasses All of 2016

Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it capitalized on missteps at Uber. The company says ridership through June surpassed the 162.5...

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 at 06:59 PM CDT

Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China

Companies Say Apple Removed Their Privacy Apps From China

China appears to have succeeded in eliminating software programs that enable its people to view an uncensored internet. Companies that let people avoid the government filters said Saturday that their programs...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 01:36 PM CDT

Wells Fargo Paying $80 Million Over Customer Car Insurance

Wells Fargo Paying $80 Million Over Customer Car Insurance

Wells Fargo is paying $80 million to customers who the bank signed up and charged for auto insurance that they did not want or need. The bank said Friday that roughly 570,000 customers were affected and will be...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:30 PM CDT

Apple Kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as Music Moves to Phones

Apple Kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as Music Moves to Phones

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:56 PM CDT

Forbes: Amazon CEO Bezos Was Briefly the World's Richest Man

Forbes: Amazon CEO Bezos Was Briefly the World's Richest Man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man Thursday in Forbes magazine's tracking of wealth, as stock in his e-commerce company hit an all-time high. Microsoft founder Bill Gates reclaimed the...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:51 PM CDT

Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016

Nation’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016

Shoddy installation of solar panels and leasing lemons vehicles are leading high on the list of complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year across the country, according to the annual...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:49 AM CDT

A Journey Through 100 years of Ford Trucks

A Journey Through 100 years of Ford Trucks

The first Ford truck made its debut 100 years ago. The Model TT was made by Henry Ford at the request of his customers who wanted a utility vehicle that could haul heavier loads for work.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 09:19 AM CDT

Jeff Bezos Is the World’s Richest Man

Jeff Bezos Is the World’s Richest Man

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune of over $90 billion, CNBC reported. According to Forbes and Bloomberg, the Amazon CEO had a net worth of over $89 billion as of the close of markets...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 02:26 PM CDT

Now Hiring at Amazon: Thousands of People in 1 Day

Now Hiring at Amazon: Thousands of People in 1 Day

Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:22 PM CDT

Trump Announces $10B Foxconn Plant in Wisconsin

Trump Announces $10B Foxconn Plant in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in...

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