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CVS Drops Cigarettes
The company said the cost would be about $2 billion in annual sales
U.S. May Mandate 'Talking' Cars by Early 2017
It's hoped the technology will "pave the way for market penetration of vehicle-to-vehicle safety applications"
Keystone Pipeline Would Save 6 Lives a Year, Report Says
The pipeline would reduce train traffic, and therefore train deaths, a State Department report says
Wall Street Slumps to Hit Lowest Level Since October
Manufacturing grew at a slower pace in January as new order growth plunged by the most in 33 years
Obama Calls On CEOs To Take On Long-Term Jobless
The president is moving on his State of the Union promise to move without a Congress
The Perks of Being a Whistle-blower
The lure of bounties has lawyers and well-placed snitches scheming to bust companies that fudge on their taxes
Wall Street's Reefer Madness
Even National Geographic has a section on its website devoted to “marijuana gold rush videos”
Ruling Imperils 'Net Neutrality'
The FCC can't force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, a court rules.
Dumped by Obama, Company That Mangled Healthcare.gov Faces New Questions
The unusual move could be bad news not just for the beleaguered CGI Group but also for American taxpayers.
The End of Mass Production
Airbnb is leading a DIY Internet revolution that could upend chains everywhere.
Obama Administration Kills Contract with Healthcare.gov IT Firm
The administration is close to signing a new deal with Accenture, effectively ousting CGI Federal from its role running the beleaguered website.
A $2.6 Billion Slap on the Wrist
JPMorgan got off light for its crucial role in the Bernie Madoff scam.
Arctic Chill Exposes Weakness Of U.S. Natural Gas System
Nearly a decade into a drilling boom, a lack of pipelines has left some areas vulnerable to shortages this year and potentially for years to come.
Who Wants to Buy the New York Times?
A Chinese billionaire comes to town with $1 billion in his pocket and a yearning to make the world a better place.
JPMorgan to Pay $1.7 Billion to Settle Madoff Case
JPMorgan admitted that it had failed to raise the alarm about Madoff's activities to a bank regulator, even though employees had identified inconsistencies in Madoff's fund's returns.
Christie’s Artful Conquest
How the formidable auction house plans on taking over the private side of the art world.
Will the Snapchat Hack Vanish from Investors' Minds?
After the white-hot social media darling suffers an embarrassing security lapse, its business model is called into question.
What’s in Store for Wall Street and the Markets in 2014
From the boom in American energy exploitation to the tapering of quantitative easing, the economy is heading for a prosperous New Year.
Target Meets With State Attorneys As Lawsuits Pile Up
Target faces at least 15 lawsuits seeking class action status after hackers stole data from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards.
JPMorgan Doesn’t Want to Talk About Bernie Madoff
The Justice Department is shielding the bank from investigators who want to know more about its connections to its most infamous client, Bernie Madoff.
True Confessions From the Wolf of Wall Street
Hookers, money, and line after line of coke. A glimpse at the beginning of the hard-partying, rule-breaking life that inspired the Scorsese movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
So Many Cell Plans, So Few Choices
There are options for people who want to smart-phone without paying exorbitant rates; they’re just tough to sleuth out.
The U.S. Economy Zips Faster Than Expected
America's GDP grew at its quickest pace in nearly two years in the third quarter
Target Says Data from 40 Million Cards Stolen
The data theft, unprecedented in its ferocity, took place over a 19-day period that began the day before Thanksgiving.
How to Make Money Off of the Fed Taper
Kiplinger investing editor Manny Schiffres offers advice on getting your portfolio ready for rising interest rates.
Mexico Is on the Brink of a New Oil Rush – If Their Politicians Allow It
Unless Mexico invites in foreign oil investors soon, a country with the world’s second-largest untapped crude reserves could become a net energy importer.
Quora Question: How Will China's Bitcoin Rules Impact Its Value?
New rules prohibit financial institutions in China from trading, underwriting or offering insurance in bitcoin.
The U.S. Government Is Paying Through the Nose For Private Contractors
Companies paid by American taxpayers charge as much as $763,029 per worker.
Dirty Money Makes the World Go Round
A new report shows developing nations are exporting more and more illicit dough.