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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 04:09 PM CST

Comcast Developing Video-Streaming Platform

Comcast Developing Video-Streaming Platform

Comcast plans to roll out a new product for broadband-only subscribers that will allow customers to aggregate certain streaming apps, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, with a voice-activated remote —...

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 03:15 PM CST

New Service Offers Alternative to Predatory Payday Loans

New Service Offers Alternative to Predatory Payday Loans

Americans take out roughly $50 billion in payday loans a year, each racking up hundreds of dollars in fees and interest. But a small and growing service that allows its users to take an advance on their paycheck...

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 09:47 PM CST

China Grants 18 Trademarks in 2 Months to Trump, Daughter

China Grants 18 Trademarks in 2 Months to Trump, Daughter

The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 02:29 PM CST

Lowe's to Close 51 Stores, Including 2 in Illinois

Lowe's to Close 51 Stores, Including 2 in Illinois

Lowe’s is closing 51 stores in the coming months, including two locations in Illinois, the company announced Monday.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 01:04 PM CDT

Survey: One-Quarter of Renters Couldn't Cover $400 Emergency

Survey: One-Quarter of Renters Couldn't Cover $400 Emergency

Financial stress visits renters more than homeowners. That's the main takeaway from a new report by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. Rental costs are rising much faster than...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 11:51 AM CDT

Wages Surge as US Adds a Robust 250,000 Jobs in October

Wages Surge as US Adds a Robust 250,000 Jobs in October

U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 08:45 PM CDT

Tech Companies Oppose Trump's Gender Definition Changes

Tech Companies Oppose Trump's Gender Definition Changes

More than 50 companies representing over $2.4 trillion in annual revenue took a stand Thursday for legal protections for transgender people following a report that the Trump administration is considering...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 08:50 PM CDT

With Employers Eager to Fill Jobs, Hiring Could Stay Strong

With Employers Eager to Fill Jobs, Hiring Could Stay Strong

Against the backdrop of next week's midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it's been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, some barometers of the...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:11 AM CST

Target Plans to Open Its Doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Target Plans to Open Its Doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Target on Thursday said it will open its doors earlier on Thanksgiving this year, as it expects throngs of shoppers to head to its stores across the U.S. after an early turkey dinner to shop its deals. The...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 05:08 PM CDT

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the...

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