Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals....
The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals
DETROIT (AP) -- Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals....
China cuts import tariffs on some consumer goods
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced tariff cuts Friday on consumer goods including avocados, mineral water and baby carriages in a new effort to spur economic growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment....
AP Explains: What the Uber data breach is all about
When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year....
'Macron effect' fuels Paris bid for post-Brexit business
PARIS (AP) -- Banking giant Citigroup, fast food master KFC and elevator-maker Otis are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" - a surge in investor optimism driven by the French president's pro-business promises....
China reports breaking up gang that moved $3 billion abroad
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy....
Asian shares mixed, China in focus after big sell-off
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mixed Friday with investors finding little guidance after Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day....
What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is mandating that city contractors providing $100,000 or more in services must pay their full time employees at least $15 an hour. The mayor said "This is city taxpayer money, and we want to make sure that we are encouraging the companies…I can't think of anything more important than having an agreement that the lowest-paid workers are adequately paid."
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