Business

Construction workers build new housing.
Elise Amendola/AP, file
May 16, 2019 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rose in April, led by an uptick in single-family homes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that homebuilding rose 5.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million. But housing starts fell 2.5% from a year earlier, suggesting that would...
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Walmart
David J. Phillip/AP, file
May 16, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices at the low price leader. The comments came after the nation's largest retailer reported its best sale performance at its established U.S. namesake stores for the fiscal first quarter in nine...
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The California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee - at $75 a cup.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California cafe is brewing up what it calls the world's most expensive coffee — at $75 a cup. Klatch Coffee is serving the exclusive brew, the Elida Natural Geisha 803, at its branches in Southern California and San Francisco. The 803 in the coffee's name refers to the record...
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Hershey's is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar.
Hershey's/CNN
May 15, 2019 - 4:23 pm
By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business (CNN) - - Hershey's century-and-a-quarter-old chocolate bar design is getting a very modern makeover. The brand is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar. Hershey's is including a smiley...
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In this Nov. 19, 2015, photo, a row of new Ford Fusions are for sale on the lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa.
Keith Srakocic/AP Photo, File
May 15, 2019 - 10:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2.5-liter engines. The company is urging drivers to always use the parking...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Francois Mori/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.
Nick Ansell/AP VIA cnn
May 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business (CNN) -- WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets. The encrypted messaging service, owned by Facebook, said Monday that it had...
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In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon. The nation's largest retailer said Tuesday it's been building a network of more efficient e-commerce...
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This June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York. Disney has struck a deal with Comcast that gives it full control of streaming service Hulu.
Dan Goodman/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 9:37 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu, extending the reach of its streaming abilities. Disney said Tuesday that it's taking operational control of the streaming service immediately. NBCUniversal owns 33% of Hulu right now. According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast...
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
Chip Somodevilla; Fred Dufour/Getty Images
Steve Tawa
May 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While it's being referred to as a "trade war," a University of Pennsylvania professor believes the core of the U.S.-China dispute revolves around competition over the future of innovation and different business models between the two countries. Minyuan Zhao, an...
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