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  • "Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. A: For some readers, this question might summon a vision of 20- somethings in New York or San Francisco eating avocado toast in sleek, outrageously priced apartments. In 2015, almost half of all U.S. renters were cost-burdened, meaning they spent more than 30 percent of their...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Valero Energy petroleum company says it is giving up plans to acquire the last independently owned petroleum terminal in the San Francisco Bay Area. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra had sued to block the transaction. Becerra says Valero's purchase of the Plains All American Pipeline facility would have put all three Northern...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A world stock index was up slightly on Monday and the dollar rose to a more-than seven-week peak against the yen as investors awaited clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the timing of further rate hikes and tensions over North Korea eased. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S.

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit new highs then pare gains. From the Fed meeting, which starts Tuesday, investors will want to see details of plans to begin unwinding its $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, nearly a decade after the global financial crisis. This prospect put pressure on utilities and real estate while...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, help the driver to change lanes and does not require drivers...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up funding for Gov. Water districts for the Silicon Valley, the farm-rich Central Valley and cities in Southern California are due to vote in coming weeks on...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, decide when to change lanes and does not require drivers to...

  • Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is Hengqin's anchor attraction.

    Hengqin is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven and is dubbed by some as the country's answer to Florida's Orlando.

  • NEW YORK— Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. Equifax said that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring.

  • HENGQIN, China, Sept 17- Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven. The transformation of Hengqin, which is three times as large as Macau, is part of Beijing's efforts to bolster links between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in the...

  • HENGQIN, China, Sept 17- Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven. The transformation of Hengqin, which is three times as large as Macau, is part of Beijing's efforts to bolster links between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16- Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit said critical new evidence it recently obtained in a trade secret lawsuit against Uber means a U.S. judge should postpone a trial of the case set to begin next month. Waymo claimed in a lawsuit earlier this year that former engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded more than 14,000 confidential...

  • Uber's headquarters in San Francisco, California.

    The only thing changing faster than who is winning in the cutthroat ride hailing business is the shifting allegiances with their investors.

  • NEW YORK— Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. Equifax said that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public. The developer plans to expand the service in urban environments such as San Francisco, New...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Credit Karma Inc is launching a new free service that will alert customers if their identity data has been compromised in hacks, the San Francisco- based fintech company said on Friday in the wake of massive breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax Inc.. The new ID monitoring service is being tested and will be available in October, the company...

  • An attendee checks out a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017.

    Customers ready to shell out for the high-priced new iPhone could face trouble getting the financing if their credit is frozen.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August and industrial output recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as Hurricane Harvey disrupted activity, suggesting the storm could dent economic growth in the third quarter. "Hurricane Harvey's fingerprints were all over the August retail sales and industrial production reports this morning,"...