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4 Inspiring Stories of Equal Pay Fights in the Last Year

It's not all bad.<p>Today marks the 22nd “Equal Pay Day,” and not surprisingly, things still aren’t great for working women in the United States. …

Defending the World Economic Forum

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Why Brexit Is Essential for Britain’’ (Opinion, March 29): If Alan Johnson had ever been to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the past decade he would know that the causes of “national nihilism,” as he puts it, run much deeper than Davos.<p>As an international institute …

Why Small Business Owners and Buyers Support Trump's Plans to Renegotiate Trade Deals

Many small business owners are confident the president's strategy will lead to more "fair" deals for the U.S.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to renegotiate trade deals. And, he has the strong support of both …

Scotiabank CEO backs free trade but wants governments to address concerns

Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter is calling for an updated North American trade agreement that includes provisions on services, electronic commerce and intellectual property.<p>Speaking during the bank's annual shareholder meeting, Porter said there must be "positive public dialogue" on the benefits of …

Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?<p>CHARLOTTE—Shamelle Jackson moved here from Philadelphia, hoping to find work opportunities and better schools for her four children, who range in …

Income Inequality

Ralph Lauren Cutting More Jobs, Shutting Fifth Avenue Polo Store

Ralph Lauren’s (rl)aggressive gutting of underperforming parts of its business isn’t close to being finished.<p>The fashion retailer, that runs from …

AOL and Yahoo plan to call themselves by a new name after the Verizon deal closes: Oath

That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.<p>In a deal that was announced in July, Verizon will acquire Yahoo's core internet business for about $4.8 billion in cash.<p>Yahoo will be merged with Verizon's AOL unit under Marni Walden, the executive vice president and president of product …

Trade Deficit in U.S. Narrowed in February to Four-Month Low

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in February to a four-month low as imports declined and exports improved amid a brighter outlook for global …

Wall St. flat as investors await China meeting, earnings season | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the first-quarter earnings season and fretted about President Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on tax reform and other promises.<p>Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock …

San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panels

San Francisco will start requiring all new buildings under 10-stories to add solar panels.<p>The new law, passed this week by the Board of Supervisors, is the first of its kind in the United States for a major city. Two smaller cities in California, Sebastopol and Lancaster, have similar requirements …

San Francisco

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Mobile Technology

SpaceX rocket is first to put satellites in orbit and land again

Anything you can do… SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 rocket delivered 11 satellites into orbit before landing upright at Cape Canaveral, Florida, last …

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Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020, U.S. Air Force says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The invention of guns took warfare to a whole new level. Later, airplanes radically changed it again. Now, experts say another big shift is coming, led by energy weapons, including lasers.<p>The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, said it's on track to demonstrate a working laser …

Everything we know so far about the Apple Car

There's plenty of evidence that Apple is working on somethingcar-related, even if Apple hasn't said anything publicly about it yet.<p>Since Apple is being typically tight-lipped about the project ( it declined to comment on "rumors and speculation"), it's hard to know exactly what the company is …

Why is this robot in the grocery store?

There is a robot on aisle 4.<p>Tall and skinny, with round blinking eyes designed to make it seem friendly, Tally is a new kind of retail worker. It is an inventory-tracking robot, able to tell when a store shelf is running low on tomato soup, or if a rogue can of tuna has ended up in the wrong …

Digital Literacy: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

Have you ever sat by a family in a restaurant and watched a young child get restless? Parents hand over the phone. Within seconds the child is …