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Consumer Watchdog’s Latest Budget Request: $0

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting director, Mick Mulvaney, intensified his efforts this week to curb an agency he has denounced as a regulator run amok. His latest tactic: starve it of cash.<p>The consumer bureau is funded directly by the Federal Reserve and sends the central bank a …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters

Amazon’s hunt for a second headquarters, after several months of publicity stunts and dangled perks from cities and regions vying to lure the e-commerce giant, has been narrowed to 20 options from 238 bids.<p>The company, which is based in Seattle, plans to invest $5 billion in development and create …

Urban Design

The 25 best battery life laptops for 2017

If you're shopping for a holiday laptop or hybrid, these are the models that offer the longest battery life.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> An updated version of this roundup is here, in our collection of the laptops with the best battery life.<p>Anyone considering a new laptop purchase for themselves or as a gift …

Batteries

Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming

LOS ANGELES — In a move that will reverberate from Hollywood and Silicon Valley to TVs and smartphones around the world, the Walt Disney Company said Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox, the empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at …

Walt Disney Company

Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

<b>The Bank of England says confidence among households and businesses is likely to be supported by last week's progress in Brexit talks.</b><p>Last week the European Union agreed that sufficient progress had been made in Brexit negotiations to allow progress to the next stage and to put in place a …

Economics