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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    "These are huge monopolies and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make markets work," says Rep. David Cicilline.

  • BOSTON, June 4- Public pension fund leaders on Tuesday called for separating the chairman and chief executive officer positions at Facebook Inc, both held by co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, citing a vote that showed strong support for the idea among outside investors in the world's largest social media company. "Facebook's insular boardroom must be cracked open...

  • New York, May 29- A Manhattan federal judge has ordered seven U.S. stock exchanges to face proposed class-action claims that they defrauded ordinary investors by quietly enabling high-frequency traders to trade faster and at better prices. District Judge Jesse Furman on Tuesday said claims against BATS Global Markets, Nasdaq, the New York Stock Exchange and...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, May 22- At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50- year trough. But that doesn't mean full employment in North Minneapolis, where job advocate Tony Tolliver said half of adult black men in some neighborhoods don't have jobs, and could benefit from even tighter labor markets.

  • May 9- There are now more than 2 million solar installations in the United States, a milestone reached just three years after hitting the 1 million mark, an industry trade group said on Thursday. The number of installations in the United States is forecast to double to 4 million in 2023, Wood Mackenzie said. Solar energy has boomed in the United States over the last...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 23- Dutch supermarket group Ahold warned on Tuesday that a strike its Stop& Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin, as it missed out on around $200 million on Easter week sales. Ahold shares were 3.3 percent lower at 21.31 euros by 0854 GMT. The strike involved 30,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and...

  • AMSTERDAM, April 23- Dutch supermarket group Ahold, warned on Monday that a strike at its Stop& Shop chain in the United States would hurt its underlying 2019 profit margin. The strike involved 30,000 workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ahold kept its full-year free cash flow estimates unchanged at 1.8 billion euros, due to expected growth at...

  • April 17- At a truck stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey, driver Paul Richards reviews a notebook where he tracks miles driven and what he is hauling. Across the United States, drivers, regional operators and industry officials say the $700 billion U.S. trucking sector slipped in late 2018, with the fall continuing into this year. An ACT Research index of truck carrier...

  • Democratic senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to press China for a trade deal that fully addresses the technology transfer and intellectual property concerns outlined by U.S. Led by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the senators said in a letter to Trump that any deal with Beijing must at a minimum commit China to "cease the predatory...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- Troubled by widespread health and safety hazards uncovered by a Reuters investigation into U.S. military housing, Congress will hold hearings next month to ensure that what were seeing now can never happen again, said Michigan Democrat Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The hearings mark a growing bipartisan...

  • OSLO, Jan 16- Budget carrier Norwegian Air will axe a number of routes in Europe and to the U.S and the Middle East, shutting several bases as part of a cost-cutting plan announced last month. The airliner will close its bases in Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife in Spain, as well as in Stewart and Providence in the United States. "These aircraft are primarily...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK Jan 4- The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months, energy industry groups said on Friday. The Interior Department is operating at reduced...

  • Another set of pictures, taken by tenants, shows homes across the Atlantic in North Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana, plagued by flooding, bursting pipes, mold blooms, collapsed ceilings, exposed lead paint and tap water as brown as tea. Ireland's historic Capard House is among the vacation properties owned by Rhode Island real estate developer John Picerne.

  • Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they have a qualifying life event such as getting married or having a child.

  • A CVS Pharmacy store is seen in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017.

    Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

  • The Block Island Wind Farm, located off the coast of Block Island, RI, is pictured on Jun. 13, 2017. 

    The new organization will be called Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

  • Inside A Conn's Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures

    The cost of living in the U.S. can vary drastically from state to state. CNBC has ranked the top 10 states that will cost you the most in 2018.

  • Signs direct traffic at a construction site along Interstate 294 (I-294) near Chicago, Illinois

    CNBC uses government data to evaluate each state’s roads, bridges, ports, airports, rail networks and utilities. Here is a list of the 10 U.S. states with the worst infrastructure.

  • U.S. Border Patrol agents take a father and son from Honduras into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. 

    It is the first legal challenge by states over the practice.

  • Citi Bike share in New York City.

    Uber and Lyft each want to be the all-encompassing transportation platform of the future, shepherding people around the world through whatever means is best suited.