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FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

December 15, 2015 Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur... more »»

Seattle first US city to let Uber drivers unionize

December 15, 2015 SEATTLE — Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. more »»

Maine shipyard union narrowly approves 4-year contract

December 14, 2015 AUGUSTA, Maine — The largest union at Bath Iron works approved Sunday a four-year contract that contains provisions aimed at making the shipyard more efficient before bids are submitted on key... more »»

Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

December 14, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum where polar bears roam has moved... more »»

Seattle to decide whether to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

December 14, 2015 SEATTLE — Seattle may soon become the first city to let drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft collectively bargain over pay and working conditions, a move opposed by the companies... more »»

Regulators want details about Walgreens-Rite Aid deal

December 12, 2015 The Federal Trade Commission wants more information about Walgreens’ $9. more »»

Obama, Congress avert fed shutdown

December 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Avoiding the high drama of recent year-end budget fights, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday keeping government agencies open into next week, giving White House and... more »»

Bridgestone inks deal to buy Pep Boys for $863M

December 12, 2015 Pep Boys has agreed to be acquired by Bridgestone for $863 million in cash after the tires and auto service company sweetened its offer following a bid from Carl Icahn's investment firm. more »»

Congress in final-stage talks on massive budget, tax bills

December 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — With the holidays beckoning, negotiations intensified on Capitol Hill Thursday on a $1. more »»

Can trading pollution like stocks fight climate change?

December 11, 2015 NEW YORK — The gas produced by hog manure at farms across the U.S. punches holes in the ozone layer, overheats the planet, and angers neighbors with its peculiar odor, a mix of rotten egg and ammonia. more »»

Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system

December 11, 2015 NEW YORK — The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores In. more »»

Ford plans 13 electrified vehicles by 2020

December 11, 2015 DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it will introduce 13 new electrified vehicles worldwide by 2020, including an updated Focus sedan that will go on sale late next year. more »»

Yahoo’s new plan: Spin off itself, not its Alibaba stake

December 10, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Internet pioneer Yahoo, under pressure from unhappy shareholders and desperate to avoid a huge investment-related tax bill, will break itself apart — just not in the way it had... more »»

Australia police raid home of man said to be bitcoin founder

December 10, 2015 SYDNEY — Australian police on Wednesday raided the home and business premises of a man that technology news sites have claimed is the founder of virtual currency bitcoin. more »»

Judge expands scope of Uber lawsuit

December 10, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge Wednesday increased the number of drivers eligible to join a lawsuit against ride-hailing company Uber alleging they were incorrectly classified as independent... more »»

DuPont, Dow soar on reports of merger talks

December 10, 2015 DOVER, Del. — Shares of Dow Chemical and DuPont climbed Wednesday amid reports that the two chemical giants are in advanced merger discussions. more »»

US job openings slip in October; hiring, quits rise

December 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in October, though overall hiring picked up and quits rose slightly, adding to evidence the job market is slowly improving. more »»

Mining in chaos as Anglo American drops 85K jobs

December 9, 2015 LONDON — The decision by a London-based mining company to shed 85,000 jobs is the sign of a global industry in crisis, with conglomerates reassessing their huge operations to cope with a drop in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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