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Union Pacific says it will finish a new automatic braking system on the railroad by the end of 2020

Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Union Pacific says it expects to finish installing and testing a new automatic braking system on the railroad by the end of 2020. Correspondent Jeremy House reports.

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One of China’s biggest makers of solar panels says it will invest $309 million to expand manufacturing in India

Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

One of China’s biggest makers of solar panels says it will invest $309 million to expand manufacturing in India to guard against what it said is a rising threat of import controls in the United States and other markets. Correspondent Jeremy House reports.

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NASA Releases Farthest Photos Taken From Space

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 4:26 pm

The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken. Bob Agnew reports.

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Retail group: Annual retail sales to rise 3.8 to 4.4 percent

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:29 am

The nation’s largest retail trade group says retail sales will increase 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent this year compared with last year. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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White House wants to change pay for federal workers

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:28 am

The White House wants to change how more than 1.5 million federal workers are paid. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Mortgage Rates See Fifth Straight Weekly Rise

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Long-term mortgage rates climbed for the fifth straight week amid investors’ growing concern about inflation. Bob Agnew reports.

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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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California governor scales back plan for giant water project

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:24 am

Governor Jerry Brown is scaling back his controversial proposal for overhauling California’s water system – at least for now. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Pound rises on UK central bank hint of rate hike

Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Dunkin Donuts To Phase Out Foam Cups

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm

Foam cups at Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream. Bob Agnew reports.

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Banks warned to be ready for hard Brexit

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:26 am

A top European banking supervisor is warning that banks both in Britain and continental Europe need to be ready for a so-called hard Brexit. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Alabama files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:25 am

Alabama has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of OxyContin and other opioids, becoming the latest state seeking to hold drug companies accountable for an addiction epidemic. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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US pitches arms sales at Asia’s biggest air show

Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales says she sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia, where China’s military footprint and political influence are surging. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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PepsiCo Says ‘No’ To ‘Lady Doritos’

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Don’t expect to see “lady Doritos” on store shelves anytime soon. Bob Agnew reports.

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Top global banking official warns of virtual currency risks

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:50 am

A top international banking official says that central banks should be prepared to intervene to prevent virtual currencies becoming a threat to financial stability. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Amazon to pay France $250 million in back taxes

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

Online retailer Amazon has reached a deal with French authorities to pay about $250 million in back taxes. Correspondent Jeremy House has details.

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US trade gap hits $566 billion in 2017, highest since 2008

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 8:52 am

The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in nine years in 2017. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Unused Technology May Have Saved Lives In Amtrak Collision

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Federal investigators say a system could have prevented this week’s fatal crash between a passenger train and a freight train in South Carolina. Bob Agnew reports.

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Broadcom raises Qualcomm bid to more than $121 billion

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:18 am

Broadcom is boosting its buyout offer for Qualcomm to more than $121 billion in cash and stock in what would be the largest tech deal in history. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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ECB experts: US tax law could erode Europe’s tax base

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

Economists at the European Central Bank say that the U.S. corporate tax cut should lift the world’s largest economy in the short term, but could erode the tax base in European countries by intensifying global competition for lower rates. Correspondent Jeremy House details

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China: Trade probe of US sorghum ‘normal’ investigation

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:34 am

A Chinese government spokesman says an anti-dumping probe of U.S. sorghum imports is a “normal case of trade remedy.” Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Oil Giants Stumble On Lower Crude Prices

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Exxon and Chevron are earning billions and benefiting from the new tax law, but profits are falling short of expectations that were based on rising oil prices.

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US added 200,000 jobs in January, pay up by most in 8 years

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Britain’s May says trade barriers discussed with China’s Xi

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she discussed with Chinese President Xi Jinping the importance of removing barriers to commerce, especially for British food, drink and financial services. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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