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So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

It's been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.
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Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Big Health Insurance Mergers

The Justice Department says proposed deals between Aetna and Humana as well as Anthem and Cigna would increase the cost of medical care for Americans. The deals are worth a combined $91 billion.
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Who Buys Bonds With A Negative Interest Rate?

Many developed countries are issuing bonds at negative interest rates. That means people are buying them expecting to get paid back less than they invested. Why then are people buying them?
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Former Attorney General Will Work With Airbnb To Address Discrimination

The short-term rental platform has hired Eric Holder as outside counsel to help it craft a new anti-discrimination policy. Individuals and researchers have reported racial bias by the site's users.
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United Kingdom Faces Severe Housing Shortage Amid Immigrant Influx

The United Kingdom has a housing shortage. Add an influx of immigrants from other parts of European Union, and you have a market where escalating prices put home ownership out of the reach of many people.
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U.S. Sues To Recover Funds Allegedly Stolen From Malaysian Government Fund

The money — which U.S. officials say was used to buy a $35 million jet, art by Van Gogh, rights to The Wolf of Wall Street — was raised by a fund with ties to Malaysia's prime minister and his family.
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What Does It Take To Get Permanently Banned From Twitter?

Twitter says it's reviewing its hateful-conduct policy. The suspension of conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has prompted a new focus on the company's ongoing struggle to reign in abusive messages.
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Wal-Mart, America's Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And Vegetables

Lots of tasty, nutritious produce ends up in landfills because it doesn't meet retail beauty standards. Now Wal-Mart is testing sales of wonky apples and spuds in hundreds of Texas and Florida stores.
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Republican National Convention: Analysis Of Trump's Plans For The Economy And Creating Jobs

Speakers at the Republican National Convention address jobs and the economy. A convention update and analysis of Donald Trump's economic plans and how his own successes and failures as a businessman could shape voter opinion.

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VW Suffers Another Blow After 3 States File Suit Over Emissions Cheating

New York and two other states filed lawsuits against Volkswagen over the diesel engine cars the came equipped with an emission test defeat device. VW still faces a federal criminal investigation.

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