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President Trump says he’ll order unemployment payments if impasse persists

Trump is prepared to sign executive actions to provide expanded unemployment benefits, a temporary payroll tax deferral, eviction protection, and student-loan relief, the president said Friday at a news conference at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

The twin executive orders Thursday — one for each app — add to growing US-Chinese conflict over technology and security.

Massachusetts wants to keep taxing telecommuters from N.H., stirring up a new kind of border war

A border war is brewing over a lucrative prize: the income taxes paid to Massachusetts by thousands of New Hampshire commuters-turned-telecommuters.

Mass General Brigham says patient revenue may fall $1.5 billion below budget

The state's largest private employer detailed the financial hit it's taken from cancellations of nonurgent appointments and outpatient services.


The job market recovery continued in July, but so did the pain for millions

More people found work last month, but there are doubts about whether the growth can be sustained.

US added 1.8 million jobs in July; unemployment rate drops to 10.2 percent

The unemployment rate fell to 10.2% even as US job growth slowed to 1.8 million in July under pressure from the pandemic.

Global shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade tensions

Chinese technology shares were shaken by President Trump's decision to issue executive orders banning the popular messaging app WeChat and short video app TikTok from the US.

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Trump ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, a move Chinese officials said was “political manipulation.‘'


Capital One to pay $80m fine over hack last year

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Cheap cars disappear, relegating entry-level buyers to used 

Razor-thin profit margins on low-cost sedans no longer justify the investment and marketing costs to keep them at a time when many drivers are opting for sport-utility vehicles and trucks.

Automated driving systems frequently fail, AAA study finds

Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance of 4,000 miles and said they encountered problems every eight miles.


Amid slow jobs recovery, all eyes on July report

New jobless claims fell modestly last week, the government said Thursday. Now attention turns to Friday's release of July employment data.

Wave of retail bankruptcies may sink landlords

Companies from J. Crew Group Inc. to the owner of Ann Taylor are using Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings to quickly get out of costly, long-term leases and shutter thousands of stores.

Wall Street perks up as S&P 500 pulls within 1.1% of record

It was the fifth straight gain for the index. Early in the spring, when panic about the pandemic was at its height, the S&P 500 was down nearly 34 percent.