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Microchips, once always thin and flat, now are getting stacked like pancakes and becoming 3-D—with big consequences for all our devices.

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The struggles at GE will claim half of the industrial giant’s 18 directors, an unusual shakeout that shows the depths of the problems that developed on their watch.

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Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.

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Community Health Systems Inc., one of the largest publicly traded hospital chains in the U.S., is in talks with a group of bondholders led by Franklin Resources Inc. to extend nearly $2 billion in bonds coming due in 2019, according to people...

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Companies in Argentina, Brazil, Spain and the U.S. have been accused of taking bribes, and Argentine former lawyer apparently took his own life, as a corruption trial gets under way in Brooklyn.

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Oil companies and the auto industry are teaming up to preserve the internal combustion engine, as tough regulation and electric vehicles put the car industry’s century-old technology at risk.

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These days, launches of specialty-food-chain stores draw thousands and require police crowd control. ‘It reminded me of when the Beatles came to America.’

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Diageo is suing Vijay Mallya for allegedly breaching a deal struck last year to cut ties with its India unit in return for millions of dollars, the latest twist in a yearslong saga between the Indian billionaire and the world’s largest liquor...

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A bankruptcy trustee probing the ill-fated Fyre Festival is seeking information from a law firm and insurance broker that worked for the business that promoted the failed music festival.

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As a retailer of pots and pans and other kitchenware, Al Lechter was old-school and his stores were stuffed with thousands of basic kitchen tools, from spatulas to egg slicers. Most sold for less than $10.

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The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

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Tech Crunch
By: Megan Rose Dickey

 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams foundations...

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Alphabet’s Google plans to move in 2019 to a new Tokyo office big enough to double its staff to ride a wave of technology investment in Asia and challenge Amazon.com and Microsoft.

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Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.

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Peugeot wants to become a household name in the U.S., but there is one hitch: The company that makes the Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel brands hasn’t sold a car in America in nearly three decades.

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Volkswagen plans to invest around $40 billion over the next five years to develop electric vehicles, self-driving cars and Uber-like mobility app services in the clearest sign yet that auto makers are betting the future of their industry on the new...

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For Comcast and others interested in acquiring pieces of 21st Century Fox, the media company’s international operations are the main attractions, as the U.S. pay-television market slows down.

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Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

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Tech Crunch
By: Sarah Buhr

 Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks...

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Twitter is making writing long threads easier with its upcoming tweetstorm feature, but there are a couple of quirks. The post Twitter Testing New Tweetstorm Feature appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Tesla only just unveiled its Semi electric truck, but it's already lining up honest-to-goodness customers -- and we don't just mean for testing, either. Canadian grocery chain Loblaws has pre-ordered 25 of the giant EVs to haul food to its ...

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Autoblog
By: Jonathon Ramsey

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Truck,Electric,Future,Off-Road Tesla surprises everyone with drawings of a Tesla pickup truck that looks like a mini Tesla semi.Continue reading Tesla pickup truck looks like a mini Tesla semi with a giant ...

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Republicans are powering tax overhaul plans through Congress with remarkable speed, having departed town for a Thanksgiving recess Friday after important victories in the Senate and House.

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The tax debate that consumed Congress this week was missing an ingredient Republicans say is essential to any realistic analysis of changes in the tax law: an accounting of the economic growth impacts of an overhaul.

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U.S. housing starts rose in October to the highest level in a year, a sign home builders are getting back on track after hurricane activity weighed on residential construction in September.

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Lawmakers in the House and Senate have separate tax-overhaul bills with a multitude of differences, but the similarities between them are a good indicator of what will actually pass.

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Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.

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Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to buy two Indiana casinos in a $1.7 billion deal, just weeks after it finished up a large bankruptcy proceeding.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams called again on Thursday for policy makers to rethink how they conduct monetary policy in a changed economic and financial landscape.

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Meredith Corp. has made a takeover bid for storied magazine publisher Time Inc. in the range of $17 to $20 a share, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

iOS update comes less than two weeks after users complained theirs screens didn't recognize input in chilly temps.

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Cnet
By: Brian Tong

The iPhone X has its share of bugs and issues at launch, the 2018 iPad Pro will be getting a whole lot more speed, and your 10-year-old son might be able to unlock your iPhone's Face ID.

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Apple today released iOS 11.1.2, which fixes unresponsive iPhone X displays in cold temperatures. The post Apple Fixes iPhone X’s Unresponsive Display in Cold Temperatures appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Last week, reports trickled in that the brand-new iPhone X's screen was unresponsive in cold weather. Apple has rushed out a new iOS update (version 11.1.2) to quick-fix the issue, which is available now to download.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Apple has made iOS 11.1.2 available, the second minor point release it’s put out in as many weeks. This one is specifically designed to address a bug where the iPhone X could become temporarily unresponsive to touch input when moving...

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Apple has just released iOS 11.1.2, which, as promised, fixes an issue where screens on iPhone X devices could become unresponsive in cold weather. Afflicted users noted reports of iPhone X displays freezing up when suddenly taken outside into cold...

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Arstechnica
By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhones and iPads this afternoon. It's a minor, bug-fix update that benefits iPhone X users who encountered issues after acquiring the new phone just under two weeks ago. iOS 11.1.2's...

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Popsugar Celebrity
By: Terry Carter

Bruno Mars was extra lovable this year. The R&B crooner appeared to let his gorgeous curly hair down and enjoy every waking moment, as evident in his superfun music videos and all of his dynamic live performances. Whether the self-proclaimed...

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Comcast Corp has approached 21st Century Fox and expressed in interest in an acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter. It is unclear whether Comcast is interested in buying all or part of Fox.

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Fortune
By: Reuters

Disney also recently expressed interest.

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Arstechnica
By: Jon Brodkin

(credit: Comcast) Comcast and Verizon have each, separately, approached 21st Century Fox about buying part of the company, according to several news reports. Comcast already owns NBCUniversal and numerous regional sports networks. Adding part of...

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The New York Times
By: BROOKS BARNES and...

The cable giant is discussing acquiring the Fox movie studio, the FX network, regional sports channels and a vast overseas TV distribution business.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The telecommunications giant has expressed interest in acquiring many of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox assets, sources told Reuters. The assets Comcast are interested in include the Fox movie and TV studios, the FX and National Geographic ...

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Talk of Disney eyeing Fox's assets has ignited the interest of more media juggernauts. The new batch of contenders includes Comcast, Verizon, and Sony's entertainment arm, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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The House of Representatives passed a bill that would usher in the most far-reaching overhaul of the U.S. tax system in 31 years, backing a plan that would lower the corporate tax rate to its lowest point since 1939 and cut individual taxes for most ...

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The bill is expected to pass despite opposition from about a dozen Republicans.

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The party had expected opposition from roughly a dozen of its members.

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The New York Times
By: THE NEW YORK TIMES

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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Fast Company
By: Cale Guthrie Weissman

Good news if you’re a rich, jobless heir; bad news if you’re a middle-scale earner: the U.S. House of Representatives just passed the sweeping tax code rewrite that was pushed very hard by President Trump. The proposed bill would...

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Fortune
By: John Patrick Pullen

Next up: The Senate must pass its plan.

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Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target for this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

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The electronics retailer attributed its lower revenue in its mobile business to Apple’s iPhone X going on sale in November, the first month of the fourth quarter, rather than during the third quarter.

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The Justice Department’s new antitrust chief made clear Thursday he doesn’t favor approving mergers based on corporate commitments to refrain from particular conduct, another potentially ominous sign for AT&T Inc.’s planned deal for Time...

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An activist investor in Barnes & Noble has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and a hefty dose of borrowings, an effort that could face formidable obstacles.

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Scana said it would absorb some of the construction costs from its failed nuclear plant project and rollback rates for South Carolina utility customers, as it faces pressure from state regulators and consumer groups over its handling of the...

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Fashion startup Stitch Fix is likely to price its shares below its target range in its initial public offering due to concerns about competition and long-term growth prospects, according to people familiar with the deal.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross and the firm he founded were sued by three of his former colleagues who say WL Ross & Co. pocketed management fees from the general partnerships that handled its private-equity investments.

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Viacom reported a rise in revenue on gains from advertising on its media networks and filmed entertainment units. But its profit fell short of analysts’ expectations as domestic ad revenue was flat and less money came in from affiliates.

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Calvin Klein is for the first time selling new underwear exclusively on Amazon.com, bypassing the department stores that typically have first dibs on its latest styles.

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The Treasury department is set to increase the share of shorter-term debt issuance and reduce the share of longer debt issuance, ending a yearslong trend that favored long-term debt issuance.

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The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, but remained near historically low levels.

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U.S. industrial output accelerated in October, because manufacturing production bounced back after hurricane-related disruptions.

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German electrical engineering giant Siemens is expected to unveil a broad restructuring that could involve as many as 4,000 job cuts in its struggling energy and drives businesses.

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Emerson Electric plans to boost its takeover offer for Rockwell Automation, this time to $29 billion, ratcheting up an effort to bring its reluctant rival to the negotiating table.

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Wal-Mart posted strong sales gains in the latest period, boosted by a big jump in e-commerce and post-hurricane demand, though profits slipped as the retail giant continued to cut prices and spend money to improve stores and boost online sales.

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U.S., Canada and Mexico are leaving the latest round of Nafta talks to lower- level officials, reflecting how negotiations to remake the pact are focusing on technical details after U.S. proposals were branded unacceptable by its trade partners.

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Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said he opposes the Senate GOP tax package, saying it unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses. His position could undermine the Senate’s efforts to pass a tax plan by early...

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Wisconsin's Ron Johnson has become the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill

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Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says he opposes the bill.

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The New York Times
By: JIM TANKERSLEY and...

The legislation so far has proved difficult for lobbyists to crack, but an amendment on Tuesday included some exceptions.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma is burnishing his fame by starring in a martial-arts film that topped 100 million views online in just a few days. But his internet stardom won’t be enough to rescue his struggling entertainment business, which is losing money...

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Jeep’s Wrangler SUV is known for scaling mountains and crossing rivers. Its next challenge is to bankroll next-generation investments at Fiat Chrysler as Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne prepares to leave the company.

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More global firms are pledging to cut greenhouse-gas emissions as they seek to cut costs, draw investment or get ahead of new laws.

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Volkswagen said it and its Chinese joint-venture partners will jointly invest nearly $12 billion by 2025 in developing electric cars for the local market, enough to roll out a total of 40 models.