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Apple gear is getting more expensive. Here's why.

Nov 1, 2018
The company has managed to make its products seem indispensable to its loyal customers, who appear willing to pay more.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, unveils new products during an Apple launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on Oct. 30. The new products cost about 20 percent more than the previous generation.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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Courts play growing role in fight over climate change

Oct 25, 2018
New York has sued Exxon, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs of climate change regulations.
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California. 
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Courts play growing role in fight over climate change

Oct 25, 2018
New York has sued Exxon, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs of climate change regulations.
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California. 
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Will allegations of sexual harassment, abuse affect fundraising for NYC cultural groups?

Oct 12, 2018
Allegations of misconduct coincide with new fall season for some groups.
View of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 5, 2018 in New York City. 
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U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

Oct 10, 2018
Some sensitive industries — everything from technology to defense firms — will face tougher federal scrutiny under new regulations formalized Wednesday. The Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, announced its pilot program will take effect in 30 days. The announcement has some innovation, defense and tech companies scrambling to comply so they […]

Novartis moves away from mass-market drugs

Sep 25, 2018
New chief executive plots a fresh course for the pharmaceutical giant.

More older folks are working, but maybe not their preferred job

Aug 27, 2018
The unemployment rate continues to hover around historic lows — 3.9 percent as of last month. The tight labor market has been good news for groups that often have a harder time finding jobs, like people 55 and older. Unemployment for them is even lower at 3.1 percent. The number of older Americans in the […]
A job seeker fills out an application at a senior job fair in Palatine, Illinois. 
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New area code gets a 'meh' from some New Yorkers

Dec 3, 2015
Area codes have personal significance for some, so change isn't always welcome.