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Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 08:09 PM CDT

US Researchers on Front Line of Battle Against Chinese Theft

US Researchers on Front Line of Battle Against Chinese Theft

As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 02:17 PM CDT

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:09 PM CDT

GM-UAW Talks Take Turn for Worse; Settlement Not Near

GM-UAW Talks Take Turn for Worse; Settlement Not Near

Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 07:33 PM CDT

The Business of Scaring: Halloween Drives Massive Traffic, Sales at Theme Parks

The Business of Scaring: Halloween Drives Massive Traffic, Sales at Theme Parks

Halloween may not be until the end of October, but for theme parks, it started all the way back in September. Haunted houses, creepy mazes and coaster-riding ghouls can be found at amusement parks big and small...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 07:09 PM CDT

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

How to Use Google’s New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

Google rolled out a new shopping search tool this week with a price tracking option that can help you save money. You can search for different products you might buy — a T-shirt, board game or new video game...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 08:44 PM CDT

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

Startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Take Aim at Old Industries

The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of...

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 07:29 PM CDT

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Purdue Opioid Deal Blasted as Records Show $13B to Sacklers

Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 05:27 PM CDT

Texas Woman Says Potential Employer Shamed Her Over Bikini Photo

Texas Woman Says Potential Employer Shamed Her Over Bikini Photo

A Texas woman said she was shamed online by a potential employer who took a photo of her in a bikini from her Instagram account and shared it on the company's page while warning other applicants that it was...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 01:00 PM CDT

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 60 Stores by End of 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 60 Stores by End of 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond will close 60 stores by the end of fiscal 2019, the company announced in an earnings call Wednesday. It previously estimated it would shutter 40 stores. Interim CEO Mary Winston said the...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:47 PM CDT

Prepare for Higher Airfares Because of Trump Admin. Tariffs on Airbus Planes

Prepare for Higher Airfares Because of Trump Admin. Tariffs on Airbus Planes

The U.S. on Wednesday announced tariffs on Airbus planes after winning a World Trade Organization dispute over subsidies received by the aircraft manufacturer, and travelers may end up paying higher airfare as a...

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