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PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement Of Claims Linked To California Wildfires

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The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.

Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November

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U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick

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The story of the first worker in the U.S. to suffer lung damage after cutting a new kind of countertop material shows the way a workplace hazard emerged in this country.

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How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

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Why America's 1-Percenters Are Richer Than Europe's

The share of total income of the top 1% of earners in the U.S. more than doubled over four decades. But in Europe, the gains were less dramatic. What accounts for the difference across the Atlantic?

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Schools Plan, Businesses Worry – An Old Timber Town Prepares For Oregon’s New Tax

Oregon’s new business tax goes into effect Jan. 1. It’s meant to raise $1 billion a year for education. It’s an opportunity for schools, but it’s prompted mixed reactions from businesses. 

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Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.

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Uber Received Nearly 6,000 US Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.

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Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders

Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.

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UAW Names Rory Gamble As President, The First African American To Lead Union

Gamble, 64, will serve the remainder of the term of former head Gary Jones, who has been implicated in a federal embezzlement and bribery scheme at the union and resigned his post last month.

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Portland Tourists Will Now Help Pay For Homeless Services

For over a year, regional leaders have been hammering out an agreement to take some of the money flowing in from local taxes on rental cars and hotels and redirect it toward homeless services.

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GM And LG Chem Plan $2.3 Billion Electric Battery Venture In Ohio

The two companies expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio. The new plant will be built near GM's Lordstown facility that was shuttered earlier this year.

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Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Step Down From Top Roles

Ending an era at the Internet's biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are leaving their leadership roles and Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google and its parent.