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Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:34 AM EDT

Walmart Testing New Grocery-Shopping Robots at NH Store

Walmart Testing New Grocery-Shopping Robots at NH Store

Walmart is testing automated carts that retrieve bins of groceries from storage as it tries to speed up the process of packaging online orders to send out or bringing to customers at their cars.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:34 AM EDT

Starbucks, Microsoft Partner to Let Customers Use Bitcoin

Starbucks, Microsoft Partner to Let Customers Use Bitcoin

Starbucks is jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. The Seattle-based coffee giant is working with Microsoft and a leading global exchange on a new digital platform that will allow consumers to use...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 02:34 PM EDT

US Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent as Hiring Slows

US Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent as Hiring Slows

Employers pulled back on hiring in July, but the job gains were still enough to lower the U.S. unemployment rate a tick to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. Employers added 157,000 jobs last month, a modest gain, the...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 11:45 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Baker Fails to Get Big Tax Breaks for Projects

BBJ Report: Baker Fails to Get Big Tax Breaks for Projects

Baker fails to get bigger tax breaks for projects like Amazon's HQ2."">Law and money reporter Greg Ryan joins necn to discuss his story, "Baker fails to get bigger tax breaks for projects like Amazon's HQ2."

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 04:17 PM EDT

More US Companies Allowing Employees to Bring Dogs to Work

More US Companies Allowing Employees to Bring Dogs to Work

Do you have a hard time saying goodbye to your dog in the morning? If the answer is "yes," there's some good news for you. More and more companies are letting their employees bring their canine companions to...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 03:53 PM EDT

Price of Pampers Rising Due to P&G's Shrinking Profits

Price of Pampers Rising Due to P&G's Shrinking Profits

The cost of Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Charmin toilet paper and Puffs tissues are going up as parent company Procter & Gamble's profit margins get squeezed between rising competition and increased...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 11:57 AM EDT

Average US Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-Year at 4.60 Percent

Average US Mortgage Rates Rise; 30-Year at 4.60 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose for the second straight week, continuing to dampen prospects for potential homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:08 PM EDT

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making the iPhone maker the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the record valuation. The stock rose nearly 3 percent following a strong third-quarter...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Wall Street is happy over Tesla's quarterly results and guidance, but Elon Musk's apologies to multiple analysts may even be more important to the company's shares and investor sentiment. On Wednesday's...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:45 AM EDT

Brookstone Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close All Mall Stores

Brookstone Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close All Mall Stores

Brookstone announced its plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and hopes to find a buyer for certain parts of the chain, which is known for selling unique gifts and tech gadgets at its stores. The...

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