Finance

Japan records trade surplus as exports, imports…

Japan has recorded a trade surplus in October, the first surplus in four months, as exports to the U.S. fell and oil prices slipped

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette…

American Medical Association calls for an immediate ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products

US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

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Former Soviet submarine docked in California to be sold

Former Soviet submarine that became Los Angeles-area tourist attraction expected to be sold

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US…

GateHouse has closed its $1.1 billion takeover of Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far as the industry tries to deal with print’s decline

Michigan issues 1st recreational marijuana licenses

The state of Michigan has issued the first licenses to a business planning to grow and sell marijuana for recreational use

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street Tuesday after disappointing earnings reports from big retailers and a slide in energy companies offset gains elsewhere in the market

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust banks

California puts brakes on fracking permits in oil…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is cracking down on oil producers by halting the approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them

Opioid trial against pharmacy chains scheduled for next year

A judge overseeing 2,500 federal lawsuits related to the nation’s opioid crisis has scheduled a trial for late next year over the role played by major pharmacy chains

Uber’s chief product officer is latest executive to exit

Another senior executive is leaving Uber as the company struggles to prove it can turn a profit

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Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe…

A Ukrainian gas company executive is expected to meet with federal prosecutors as part of the ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and his two Soviet-born Florida fixers

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Nov. 11-17

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

New York has joined the ranks of states suing Juul, the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker

Colorado brewery sold to international beverage company

A Colorado brewery is being sold to an international beverage company after nearly 30 years in business

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

CBS won television’s weekly Nielsen crown, despite not having a prime-time football game, primarily because games on rival NBC and Fox had relatively lackluster showings

Court: Company must pay for toxic waste on Idaho…

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually

Amazon says it’s considered face scanning in Ri…

Amazon says it has contemplated adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras

Microsoft competes for popularity with upstart…

Microsoft is in a fierce popularity contest with upstart work messaging service Slack

Judge orders search of agency computers in…

A judge has ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in…

“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal…

The National Transportation Safety Board condemned a lack of state and federal regulation of autonomous vehicle testing before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a 2018 crash in Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle

Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

Google’s game-streaming service Stadia launches