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Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The head of the European Central Bank has warned there is still little sign of an enduring pick-up in shop prices and workers' wages in the eurozone - a symptom of economic weakness that means the bank will leave its stimulus programs running nearly full blast at least until year-end....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, on Thursday defended his handling of thousands of foreclosures during the height of the financial crisis, saying he had worked hard to assist homeowners to refinance so they could keep their homes....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function....
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year's vote to leave the European Union....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation....
      
Wall Street Journal
Hunter Harrison, the railroad veteran who announced his early departure from Canadian Pacific Railway, is joining with an activist investor in an attempt to shake up management at rival railroad CSX.
EU antitrust regulators welcomed a move by Amazon.com to end exclusivity obligations for the supply and distribution of audiobooks with Apple.
The de facto head of Samsung conglomerate told investigators probing his alleged role in a corruption scandal that South Korean President Park Geun-hye coerced him into contributing funds to entities linked to a friend of hers.
A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.
Netflix’s subscriber additions surged in the fourth quarter, fueled by an aggressive international expansion, as the streaming giant continues to stock up on content it hopes will appeal across multiple countries.
      
CNNMoney
Struggling homeowners say they were misled by OneWest, the bank led by Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin.
Trump Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin defends his record on foreclosures at a confirmation hearing.
Republican senator Mike Lee is slated to introduce a bill Friday that would force President-elect Donald Trump to get approval from Congress to use tariffs or withdraw from trade deals.
China and Japan sold a large amount of U.S. Treasury bonds in November. It's not just a reaction to Donald Trump and possible stimulus though. They have been selling bonds for months. If this continues, rates could creep even higher.
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NY Times Business Headlines
The European Central Bank did not announce any major changes, but there is still plenty going on in the world of monetary policy.
The dispute with Sony/ATV, over an obscure aspect of copyright law, involves dozens of songs he wrote with John Lennon.
Netflix added a record 7.05 million streaming members in the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating its forecast of 5.2 million new members for the quarter.
A justice rejected a request to issue a warrant for Jay Y. Lee, but the de facto Samsung chief can still be indicted if a special prosecutor decides to pursue bribery allegations.
Cameron Harris, a recent college graduate, pulled six million people into his bogus story about the discovery of fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
Steven Mnuchin to defend his banking career before lawmakers in bid to be Treasury secretary.
     
 
 
“Time will tell” what impact these lawsuits have on borrowers. Borrowers should regularly check their student loan accounts to make sure their loans are being serviced correctly.
     
 
 
Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn disavowed personal involvement in the scandal.
     
 
 
If your employer offers you free money for contributing to your retirement plan, take it. Otherwise, you'll be selling yourself short in the long run.
     
 
 
It's a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.
     
 
 
      
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