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NYSE's Betty Liu talks about corporate board diversity

NYSE's Betty Liu talks about a program at the stock exchange to help companies recruit women and minorities to their boards of directors

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

In a government survey, more than half of airline customer-service agents say they have been threatened by passengers in the last year

Progress reported in contract talks between GM…

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day

FedEx profit falls, company cites uncertainty…

FedEx's profit drops 11% as the company is hit by slowing global growth and loss of business with Amazon

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How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stock indexes ticked closer to record heights on Tuesday, as oil prices gave back nearly half their huge gains from a day earlier

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Markets Right Now: Stocks notch small gains; oil falls

Stocks are closing a lackluster session Tuesday with small gains as investors await a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.

WeWork delays its IPO amid tepid investor interest

Public debut for WeWork is put on hold as the company attempts to generate investor enthusiasm

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Duke Energy plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030

US economy could shrug off oil prices if…

Oil prices slid Tuesday on hope that Saudi production will return to normal sooner than expected

Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing…

Thinking of refinancing your student loans? Make sure you understand the pros and cons before deciding, and know how to make yourself look good to lenders

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Kraft Heinz shares fall after key investor dumps holdings

Kraft Heinz shares fall after key investor dumps 25 million shares

World's top brewer revives listing plans, halves…

World's top brewer revives plans to list its Asian business in Hong Kong but halves its IPO size to $4.8 billion

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

Purdue Pharma gets its day in court after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits

Asia Development Bank president to step down

The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, intends to step down early next year

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US…

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal promised by Trump

Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade…

Chinese Cabinet official going to Washington to prepare for trade negotiations

World Bank urges China to open tech industries

World Bank, Chinese agency urge Beijing to roll back tech development plans that fuel tariff war with Washington

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors continued into late Monday afternoon

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FAA chief says he'll test Boeing's MAX changes this week

FAA administrator, a former airline pilot, says he will test Boeing's changes to the 737 Max in a flight simulator

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a…

Auto workers and General Motors are back at the bargaining table after more than 49,000 employees went out on strike over stalled contract negotiations

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly lower Monday as a spike in oil prices raised fresh worries about the strength of the global economy