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Ford CEO looks to autonomous cars, sharing economy

BARCELONA, Spain — Ford CEO Mark Fields said the 112-year-old company is tripling its investment in new technologies that will ultimately lead to …

Stamp prices set to go down two cents in April

For the first time in nearly 97 years, the price of a stamp is set to go down.<p>On April 10, a first-class stamp will cost 47 cents, down from its current 49-cent price.<p>The reduction is part of a pre-arranged agreement with Congress. The Post Office got to increase the price of stamps by 3 cents in …

U.S. trade deficit up 3.4% in October to $43.9B

<i>Washington</i> — The U.S. trade deficit widened in October, the Commerce Department said Friday, as exports of U.S. goods fell to the lowest level in …

Lego profits skyrocket thanks to Star Wars and princesses

The Force has awakened. And it's now with Lego.<p>The Danish toymaker posted a 25% jump in revenues and a 31% rise in net profits in 2015, thanks to a huge demand for its Star Wars, Ninjago and Disney (DIS) Princess products.<p>The company said it sold more than 72 billion Lego bricks to 100 million kids …

You have to spend more for free shipping at Amazon

Not a Prime member? You'll have to spend more on Amazon before free shipping kicks in.<p>The e-commerce giant hiked the minimum required for free shipping for non-Prime members to $49 from $35 on eligible items -- a 40% increase. It's unclear when the change took effect.<p>Amazon (AMZN) orders that …

Share your fitness data for an Apple Watch -- or cash

You know you need to exercise more, but there's always next week, or the week after? To entice you to stop procrastinating, your company or insurer might soon reward you for wearing a fitness device to track your steps, heart rate and more.<p>For instance, in one program expected to be announced …

Ford, FCA post strong February; GM sales slipped

Stronger than expected new vehicle sales in February fueled a stock market rally and put the auto industry on track for its second consecutive annual …