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The recent fiasco at JFK Airport reveals how airlines have little incentive to deliver your delayed luggage as quickly as possible.

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U.S. industrial production rose sharply in December despite slow growth in the manufacturing sector, its largest component.

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Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said he expects the U.S. central bank will need to raise interest rates three times this year and perhaps even more to prevent a robust economy from overheating.

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Millions of people across the U.S. have downloaded an app to see how a Google algorithm matched their selfies to historical artwork. But for many residents of Illinois and Texas, the selfie tool was missing. The reason? State bans on the collection...

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The Trump administration in its first year has pushed for deregulation across industries. The effort has included high-profile actions, such as reversing Obama-era rules on internet traffic and power-plant emissions. But there have been hundreds of...

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Nissan Motor’s chief executive said the company believes it will need to build a new plant in the U.S. in four or five years, when the car maker would be ready for another push to expand.

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As environmentalists and local activists make it difficult to build new oil and gas lines, energy companies are simply supersizing old pipes that already exist.

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Amazon’s contest to find a place for its second headquarters is spurring civic leaders around the country to confront municipal problems that have confounded lawmakers and local leaders for decades.

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Some of the biggest U.S. companies are promising significant annual savings, bigger pension contributions, higher dividend payments and more extensive stock buybacks as executives start to discuss the impact of the federal tax overhaul.

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Ford said it expects lower operating profit on an earnings-per-share basis in 2018, with higher commodity costs and adverse exchange rates offsetting gains from cost-cutting efforts and continued demand for high-margin pickup trucks.

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Shipping giant Maersk said it would enter a joint venture with IBM to create a more efficient and secure platform for organizing global trade using blockchain technology.

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State attorneys general and internet activists filed legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rollback of Obama-era internet regulations, launching a legal battle that could go on for years.

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Billboard
By: Eriq Gardner

The fight to prevent telecom giants from engaging in content discrimination through practices like blocking and throttling is now being put to a...

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Fortune
By: Reuters

Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Fast Company
By: Mark Sullivan

As expected, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed suit to block what he called the FCC’s “arbitrary and capricious” rollback of Obama-era network neutrality regulations. And Schneiderman is bringing 21 other...

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Mashable
By: Keith Wagstaff

The attorneys general of 22 states — including New York, California, Kentucky, and Mississippi — are suing over the repeal of net neutrality regulations.  SEE ALSO: Internet pioneers call on Congress to save net neutrality This...

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Tech Crunch
By: Brian Heater

 A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations. The filing is led by New York State Attorney...

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Arstechnica
By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addresses protesters outside the Federal Communication Commission building to rally against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images |Chip Somodevilla ) ...

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TheVerge
By: Colin Lecher

In the first high-profile attempt to block the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules through the courts, 22 state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit challenging the plan. Led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the petition asks a ...

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Cnet
By: Marguerite Reardon

Several groups, including attorneys general from 22 states and the browser maker Mozilla, filed suit against the FCC, which voted last month to gut the 2015 net neutrality rules protecting the open internet.

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The New York Times
By: CECILIA KANG

The filings kick off what is expected to be an extended legal and political debate about the future of internet policy.

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Tech Crunch
By: Devin Coldewey

 Democrats in the Senate have achieved unanimous party support of the plan to undo the FCC’s recently passed order gutting net neutrality. All 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican are ready to officially disapprove the Restoring...

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Yesterday, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said that Senate Democrats now have a total of 50 votes in favor of restoring net neutrality. Today, the push back against the net neutrality repeal intensifies, as a companion House bill to reject...

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YouTube is ordering workers to review thousands of hours of its most popular content and setting new limits on which videos can run ads, in moves to ease advertisers’ worries that their brands are showing up alongside offensive or controversial...

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Auto makers rolled out a classic Mustang, trays of schnapps and even Arnold Schwarzenegger while unveiling new trucks and SUVs on the road to the era of electric and driverless cars.

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Autoblog
By: Jeremy Korzeniewski

Filed under: Green,Ownership,Detroit Auto Show,Technology,Convertible,Crossover,Hatchback,Minivan/Van,Sedan,SUV,Truck,Wagon,Luxury,Performance Trucks, trucks, and more trucks. But don't worry, there's a lot more to the Detroit...

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Cnet
By: Emme Hall

A quick spin around some of our favorite four-wheel-drive getabouts.

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The New York Times
By: Photographs by BRITTANY...

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

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Celgene Corp. is in talks to buy biotechnology company Juno Therapeutics Inc., just days after announcing another major deal to bolster its portfolio of blood-cancer drugs.

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While batteries seem to be moving at a slower clip than other tech development, products and concepts on display at the annual CES trade show address some of our biggest power problems.

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For most of the current economic expansion, the self-storage sector has been beating all other major commercial property types in earnings growth and stock performance. But growth is slowing as markets get flooded with new supply.

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The Guam location, by far the chain’s busiest store, is protected by an expanse of ocean from the rapidly changing consumer market, prospering in a kind of retail Galapagos.

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Sometimes liquidation sales can be effective negotiation tools. Of 17 retailers with more than 100 stores each that filed for bankruptcy in 2017, only Limited Stores Wet Seal, Vanity Shop and Hhgregg closed their entire fleet of stores for good.

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Ferrero International, the Italian confectionery maker, muscled further into the North America market, agreeing to pay 2.8 billion Swiss Francs in cash to buy Nestlé’s U.S. chocolate business that includes the Butterfinger and BabyRuth brands.

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Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple dominate their worlds just as Standard Oil and AT&T once did. Critics say they should get the same treatment. The answer to the antitrust question depends on a narrow test: Are consumers worse off?

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Chevron is resuming drilling in Iraqi Kurdistan and taking steps to send staff there again, a sign that tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government are easing.

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General Motors said 2017 pretax profit last year ended up at the high end of its previous forecast, but disclosed it will take a $7 billion write-down on deferred-tax assets stemming from the sweeping tax-overhaul bill passed last month.

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Energizer Holdings said Tuesday it will buy Spectrum Brands Holdings’s battery and portable lighting business for $2 billion in cash.

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UnitedHealth’s quarterly profit beat analysts’ expectations and the health insurer raised its yearly outlook, as revenue from both its health care and health care services businesses increased.

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Ericsson said it is writing down $1.77 billion in assets, the latest in a series of charges at the Swedish telecoms-equipment maker as it retools itself to better compete with nimbler Chinese manufacturers.

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General Electric said it expects a $6.2 billion after-tax charge in its fourth quarter after reviewing GE Capital’s runoff insurance portfolio.

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Guangzhou Automobile Group is planning to be the first Chinese auto maker to enter the U.S. market, but first it needs to ditch its “Trumpchi” brand name.

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Google is expanding its sprawling network of undersea cables to plug into new regions around the world, in a bid to speed up its cloud-computing business and catch up to rivals Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The internet giant is planning on building three underwater cables in 2019 in order to expand its cloud business to new regions, reports CNBC. All three underwater cables will have different routes: Los Angeles to Chile U.S. to Denmark and Ireland...

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The tax overhaul that President Trump signed into law last month capped a year in which his initiatives on taxes, regulation—and many of his public pronouncements on the economy—have been broadly welcomed by business, even though his...

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BP’s fourth-quarter profits are under threat from multibillion-dollar charges related to the company’s fatal blowout in the Gulf of Mexico eight years ago and changes to the U.S. corporate tax rate.

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CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday he has no plans to sell its Jeep business or split up the company, cooling speculation but leaving the company’s long-term strategy unclear.

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Autoblog
By: Reuters

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show Continue reading Fiat Chrysler CEO: No plans to sell brands to Chinese Fiat Chrysler CEO: No plans to sell brands to Chinese originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:15:00 EST. ...

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Fortune
By: Sarah Gray

"The attrition rate is going to be tremendous."

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The New York Times
By: NEAL E. BOUDETTE

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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With industrial uses on the wane, producers are cutting jobs, selling assets and spending millions of dollars in advertising. Their Hail Mary is to entice a new generation of jewelry buyers to switch from gold.

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Airbus SE Chief Executive Tom Enders has flatly accused the Trump administration of protectionism, while criticizing rival Boeing Co. for exploiting such sentiments.

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Royal Dutch Shell is giving up on its last oil fields in Iraq, leaving the world’s second-biggest oil company with a dwindling footprint in the Middle East—a region it helped build into a petroleum powerhouse.

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This week features the Federal Reserve’s beige book report on economic conditions in the U.S., interest-rate decisions from the Bank of Canada and Bank of Korea, and a reading on China’s fourth-quarter gross domestic product.

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Greece’s parliament voted on dozens of fiscal, labor and energy reforms, as the government seeks to wrap up the current review of its bailout program, leaving just one inspection before the end of the country’s bailout regime after eight years.

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Spotify has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Apple and Chinese technology giant Tencent have settled their tiff over tips, allowing users of Tencent’s popular WeChat messaging app to resume giving monetary gifts to their favorite video-streaming stars and content creators.

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Subaru Corp. is striking a rare note of optimism about American car buyers by projecting a bump in 2018 sales even as overall volume declines, as it brings a behemoth SUV with 19 cupholders to showrooms.

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Carillion, one of the U.K. government’s biggest contractors, is to be wound down, renewing a political debate in Britain over the role of private-sector companies in the delivery of public services.

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In an era when U.S. buyers are spending record amounts for cars and trucks, Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s low-cost showroom is a rare haven for new-vehicle buyers hunting for a less expensive and efficient way to get from Point A to Point B.

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Time Warner’s HBO is trying to stand apart from rival Netflix in the TV-production arms race, staking a claim as the most-selective platform, launching fewer new shows but booking more profits.

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Lego is joining forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent to jointly develop online games for children in China, the latest move by the Danish toy maker to increase its focus on digital content.

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Fortune
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Lego has seen a slowdown in sales growth in recent years, but China has been a bright spot.

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Lego is joining forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent to jointly develop online games for children in China, the latest move by the Danish toy maker to increase its focus on digital content.

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As coal and nuclear power plants close due to competitive pressures, the number of people employed in making electricity for the U.S. is shrinking.

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Carillion, one of the U.K. government’s biggest contractors, entered liquidation proceedings after rescue talks collapsed, a high-profile failure that fuels a renewed debate in Britain over the role of private-sector companies in the delivery of...

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Airbus delivered a record number of planes in 2017 and booked more new jetliner orders than expected, marking a positive end to a difficult year for the European plane maker.

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The Japanese conglomerate is considering listing roughly 30% of its cellphone unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as well as a separate listing overseas, possibly in London.