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Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks - a big fat zero....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports saw wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times....
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off....
Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm....
Wall Street Journal
Takata hired restructuring bankers to seek a cash infusion and negotiate with auto makers on mushrooming costs from rupture-prone air bags linked to 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries globally.
Microsoft will lay off 1,850 workers and take an impairment and restructuring charge of approximately $950 million as it takes further step in dismantling the mobile-phone operations it acquired from Nokia.
The drugstore chain made a blood-testing deal without fully validating the startup’s technology, worrying that Elizabeth Holmes might balk if Walgreens pushed too hard.
A Florida judge denied Gawker Media’s motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-tape case, as reports surfaced that a Silicon Valley billionaire has helped finance the professional wrestler’s lawsuit.
China’s biggest e-commerce company said it is cooperating with the SEC and that the commission told it a request for information shouldn’t be taken as an indication of any violation of securities law.
One of the top Senate tax writers has introduced a bill that would require presidential nominees to publicly disclose their tax returns.

Andrew Crider lost his welding business and his home when the real estate market crashed. Now the Nevada man is offended by comments Donald Trump made showing the billionaire rooted for the housing collapse.
Mark Zuckerberg is planning to do some major construction on his block. The Facebook CEO just submitted plans to tear down and rebuild four of the houses that surround his Palo Alto home.

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China's leaders are still worried about the country's economy. The People's Bank of China just cut the value of the yuan again.
Billionaire Peter Thiel isn't commenting on reports that he is funding Hulk Hogan's multi-million dollar lawsuit against Gawker.

NY Times Business Headlines
The determination of the media mogul’s competence exists at a ragged intersection of psychiatry, geriatric medicine and the law.
Whether to negotiate new policies reflecting climate change or adopt a scorched-earth strategy has divided groups seeking change within the energy company.
Global markets rose after Greece got approval overnight to receive the next batch of its bailout loans from its eurozone creditor nations.
Mr. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, is said to have privately agreed to pay legal expenses in the former wrestler’s invasion of privacy case against Gawker.
The film and TV studio’s fate could affect the future of Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion entertainment empire.
USA Today Business Headlines
Gains led by energy sector as oil prices head toward $50 a barrel.
Pabst Brewing Co. has a new “crafty” brand nationwide, Old Tankard Ale.
Can newspapers "crack the code" and find new business model?
We lay out the good, the bad, and the meh
Single people — especially single women — face extra challenges.
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