Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Uber testing letting some drivers set their own ride fares

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Is Uber about to let its drivers set their own fares for rides?

Some retirees feeling less secure about tax rule changes in SECURE Act

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Savers who spend a lifetime clipping coupons, chasing credit card points, cooking all their meals and cutting corners at every single turn typically don’t stop being frugal once they quit working and they’re staring at a healthy seven-figure nest egg in retirement.

Trump inked a deal with China. California is still sorting out the implications

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The list of Chinese goods Trump imposed tariffs on since launching a trade war two years ago seems like it runs forever: catfish, bird eggs, natural sponges, pearl onions, mushrooms, chestnuts, copper springs, tungsten wire, thermometer parts.

Banks that shun risky borrowers offer rosy view of US consumer

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With most U.S. households spending more and paying their bills on time, their creditors are feeling more confident than ever.

Property taxes sink farmland owners

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Doug Schmale’s family farm straddles the Great Plains in two parts: 4,500 acres in western Nebraska and a separate 160-acre plot in eastern Colorado. Schmale pays wildly different property taxes on either side of the border.

Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids blasts ‘golden parachute’ for fired Boeing CEO

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Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ripped Boeing Wednesday for the more than $60 million it will pay its fired CEO while Kansas aviation workers lose their jobs because of the grounding of the company’s 737 Max airliner for safety issues.

Google follows Apple in ending third-party ‘cookies’ in ad-tracking

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Google is planning to “render obsolete” a key tool advertisers use to track people around the web, increasing user privacy but also disrupting the marketers and publishers who rely on the search giant’s ad products.

Using marijuana is legal in Illinois — but it can still get you fired

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Now that recreational pot is legal in Illinois, marijuana enthusiasts may feel like it’s finally time to emerge from hiding.

Tesla surges past $500 a share; Musk says cars will soon ‘talk’ to pedestrians

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Tesla made history on Monday, with a little help from its shareholders, as the electric carmaker’s stock price topped $500 a share for the first time.

Electric cars will challenge state power grids

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When Seattle City Light unveiled five new electric vehicle charging stations last month in an industrial neighborhood south of downtown, the electric utility wasn’t just offering a new spot for drivers to fuel up.

Lawmakers blast Boeing for ‘deliberate concealment’ seen in latest 737 MAX emails

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Disturbing revelations in the latest batch of internal Boeing communications released to Congress this week demonstrate the company’s “deliberate concealment” of a new flight control system on its 737 MAX to keep it out of flight control manuals and avoid costly, additional training requirements for flying the new jets, two top House members investigating the MAX crisis told reporters on Friday.

Verizon ditches hidden fees, cable bundles to lure cord cutters. Will Comcast, others follow?

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Verizon Communications is getting rid of hidden fees and cable bundles that lock customers into long-term contracts, hoping to win over consumers ditching pay-TV for cheaper online streaming.

Airbnb and similar sites hide fees from customers. People are mad about it

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In addition to the nightly rates of $100 to $120 for a private room, nearly every place he considered renting charged a “service fee” of about 13% of the pretax rate and a one-time “cleaning fee” of about $45.

Top Facebook executive: Trump won in 2016 due to ‘best digital ad campaign’ ever

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Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth, who oversaw the company’s advertising business during the 2016 presidential election cycle, said Tuesday he believes Facebook is responsible for President Donald Trump’s victory, but not due to the reasons many suspect.

American Airlines will give $30 million from Boeing 737 Max settlement to workers

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American Airlines has reached a confidential deal with Boeing over the grounding of 737 Max jets for 2019 and will give $30 million back to employees through its profit-sharing distribution in March.

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Google follows Apple in ending third-party ‘cookies’ in ad-tracking

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Google is planning to “render obsolete” a key tool advertisers use to track people around the web, increasing user privacy but also disrupting the marketers and publishers who rely on the search giant’s ad products.