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Teachers Struggle With Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

Teachers Struggle With Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

Educators are grappling with how to encourage free speech without fostering hate speech, after a man who allegedly espoused pro-Nazi views in high school was charged with murder in the aftermath of the weekend’s white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Published 5 months ago

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Led Self-Driving Car Tech Alliance

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Led Self-Driving Car Tech Alliance

Fiat Chrysler said it’s joining a BMW-led consortium to develop self-driving car technology, a move that comes more than a year after the group was formed with an aim of producing fully automated vehicles by 2021.

Published 5 months ago

Akzo Nobel Strikes Agreement With Activist Investor Elliott After Dispute

Akzo Nobel Strikes Agreement With Activist Investor Elliott After Dispute

Dutch chemicals company Akzo Nobel said it has reached an agreement with Elliott Management following a monthslong standoff during which the activist investor called for changes at the company after a failed $27.6 billion bid from PPG Industries Inc.

Published 5 months ago

Roy Moore, Sen. Strange Head to Runoff in Alabama GOP Senate Primary

Roy Moore, Sen. Strange Head to Runoff in Alabama GOP Senate Primary

Evangelical conservative Roy Moore was leading in a special Senate election Tuesday, out-polling Sen. Luther Strange despite support for the incumbent from President Donald Trump and the GOP establishment in Washington.

Published 5 months ago

Court Rules Two Texas Congressional Districts as Discriminatory

Court Rules Two Texas Congressional Districts as Discriminatory

Two congressional voting districts in Texas are discriminatory and must be redrawn, a federal court ruled Tuesday in long-running litigation over the equity of the state’s voting map.

Published 5 months ago

Consumer Spending Gives Some Retailers a Lift, But Risks Abound

Consumer Spending Gives Some Retailers a Lift, But Risks Abound

American consumers ramped up spending last month, boosting profits for some retailers such as Home Depot and TJX Cos. and lifting economists’ outlook. But those positive trends carry some risks, as households take on more debt and save less.

Published 5 months ago

Trump Says ‘Both Sides’ to Blame in Charlottesville Violence, Reversing Monday’s Stance

Trump Says ‘Both Sides’ to Blame in Charlottesville Violence, Reversing Monday’s Stance

President Donald Trump, in a combative news conference, said “both sides” were to blame in violent weekend clashes in Charlottesville, Va., a day after putting the responsibility squarely on white nationalists.

Published 5 months ago

Wal-Mart CEO Criticizes Trump’s Virginia Response

Wal-Mart CEO Criticizes Trump’s Virginia Response

Two more members of the president's manufacturing advisory council said they would resign, while the leader of Wal-Mart criticized the president’s initial response to weekend violence but said he would “stay engaged.”

Published 5 months ago

Wells Fargo Elevates Former Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke to Chairman Role

Wells Fargo Elevates Former Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke to Chairman Role

Wells Fargo said Elizabeth Duke would replace its chairman, Stephen Sanger, on Jan. 1, making the former Federal Reserve governor the first woman to hold a top board role at one of the nation’s largest banks.

Published 5 months ago

Health Exchange Premiums Would Rise 20% in 2018 If Subsidies Ended, CBO Estimates

Health Exchange Premiums Would Rise 20% in 2018 If Subsidies Ended, CBO Estimates

Premiums for middle-priced plans on the Affordable Care Act’s individual market would climb by 20% in 2018 if the government halted the billions of dollars in payments to insurers under the health law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated.

Published 5 months ago

Computer-Chip Testing Firm Urges Blocking Sale of Rival to China Fund

Computer-Chip Testing Firm Urges Blocking Sale of Rival to China Fund

Cohu Inc., which tests semiconductors, wants to persuade the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment that the proposed sale of Xcerra Corp. to a Chinese government-backed fund would threaten national security.

Published 5 months ago

Man Accused of Using EBay for Terrorist Funding Agrees to Plead Guilty

Man Accused of Using EBay for Terrorist Funding Agrees to Plead Guilty

An American man accused of using fake eBay transactions to receive Islamic State funds for a possible terror attack in the U.S. has agreed to plead guilty, according to a court filing. Mohamed Elshinawy is scheduled to appear for the guilty plea Tuesday in a Baltimore federal court.

Published 5 months ago

North Korea Follows Familiar Playbook With Guam Reversal

North Korea Follows Familiar Playbook With Guam Reversal

North Korea’s climbdown from its threat to attack Guam was a product of textbook brinkmanship from Pyongyang, amid pressure from Beijing, President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric and an effort by senior U.S. officials to emphasize the need for diplomacy.

Published 5 months ago

Retailers Send Mixed Messages on the Sector’s Health

Retailers Send Mixed Messages on the Sector’s Health

Retailers navigating a rocky landscape didn’t see a lot of clarity as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Coach reported weak results while TJX Cos, and Home Depot posted strong quarterly sales.

Published 5 months ago

When ‘New and Improved’ Fails: Insulin Maker Stumbles When Customers Balk

When ‘New and Improved’ Fails: Insulin Maker Stumbles When Customers Balk

For almost a century, Novo Nordisk rolled out new versions of its core product at higher prices. Then suddenly, customers including governments and insurers decided the older, less expensive versions were good enough.

Published 5 months ago