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Tools and Guides, Finance QuestionsCould trade in solar panels be fairer? Yes. It might also cost US jobs.
A manufacturer of US-made solar panels says the US should put up big tariffs to combat Chinese subsidies. But the case also highlights a tension between short-term jobs and longer-term innovation.Details
For builders, Trump's wall beckons but is fraught with political risk
President Trump's plan to seal the border poses difficulties for companies that might bid for the job. Divestment or blacklisting legislation has been proposed in seven states.Details
Should US companies get a tax break if they bring offshore money back?
Lobbyists say yes. And they want the tax rate to be 10 percent, not 35 percent.Details
Why there is a bounty of used cars
Not everyone is happy about the surplus of used cars in the US market. Just look to Detroit.Details
Where's the beef? Mexico looks to send its meat to the Middle East
The threat of a trade war has Mexico looking to make its meat halal.Details
Bank exit: 9,000 bank jobs to leave UK over the next two years because of Brexit
The moves represent about 2 percent of finance jobs in London, though there could be tax consequences for Britain if that number includes wealthy taxpayers in the financial sector.Details
Why good investors should invest in bad companies
In Uganda, a cocoa exporter learns how embracing social and environmental concerns can enhance his bottom line, turning a 'bad' business into a force for good.Details
Worker anxiety at 4.4 percent unemployment? It's about hidden volatility.
Even families well into the middle class are dealing more and more with unpredictable income streams, thanks to fundamental changes in the economy. That instability can make it difficult to save and get ahead.
Should US exit the Paris climate deal? Some fossil-fuel firms say no.
As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to 'cancel' the US role in a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. But an influential group – business – isn't climbing on board.Details
Southwest Airlines says 'no' to overbooking flights: Will more airlines follow?
Following the United Airlines incident earlier this month, Southwest announced that it will stop the practice outright. A few other carriers have increased the maximum amount of incentives to passengers bumped from oversold flights.Details
Could privatizing airport services help resolve infrastructure woes?
The Airport Privatization Pilot Program has attracted little interest from cities. But there are some signs that St. Louis’ bid could foreshadow a wider movement toward public-private partnerships.Details
Amid sexual harassment scandal, Fox News now faces racial discrimination lawsuit
Fox News anchor Kelly Wright on Wednesday joined a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by 13 people against the company, which came as Fox tried to control the damage caused by the recent sexual harassment scandal that led to the firing of its star host Bill O'Reilly.Details
Need a ride in farm country or in a distant exurb? How one company wants to help
Liberty Mobility Now is bringing an Uber-like ride-hailing service to far flung Americans. The company aims to fill a gap in transit needs for small urban and rural communities.Details
Can corporate feminism help all working women?
The push for women-friendly workplaces and policies has focused largely on individual personalities, like Ivanka Trump and Sheryl Sandberg, as well as those at the top of the corporate ladder. But that is changing.Details
American tries to learn from United's mistakes after video of employee-passenger confrontation goes viral
American Airlines said it has grounded the flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on Friday. The move, experts said, signifies a trend of airlines to deescalate tense situations during air travel after United's incident.Details