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  • MIDWAY CITY, Calif.— Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he finally got a home of his own. The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing...

  • The former Breitbart News executive— who works steps from President Donald Trump in the West Wing— told The American Prospect that "the economic war with China is everything." For decades, American economists, military strategists and policymakers of all stripes have wrestled with how the United States and China, the world's biggest and soon-to-be biggest...

  • The former Breitbart News executive— who works steps from President Donald Trump in the West Wing— told The American Prospect that "the economic war with China is everything." For decades, American economists, military strategists and policymakers of all stripes have wrestled with how the United States and China, the world's biggest and soon-to-be biggest...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe of service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad, saying their complaints were "grossly exaggerated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "chronic...

  • Harrison, a septuagenarian known for turnarounds of Canadian railroads, also slammed the Rail Customer Coalition for not discussing its complaints with him first. A Rail Customer Coalition spokesman said its letter reflected "broad agreement" among its members- which include chemical and agricultural companies, steel makers and beer producers- that "...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe of service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. railroad, saying their complaints were "grossly exaggerated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "chronic...

  • Aug 17- CSX Corp Chief Executive Hunter Harrison hit back at dozens of trade groups that urged a federal probe into service disruptions at the No. 3 U.S. rail road, saying their complaints were "grossly overstated," according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The Rail Customer Coalition earlier this week asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX's "...

  • SEATTLE— Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question. Schultz said at an employee forum in Seattle on Tuesday that he has "profound concern about the lack of character, morality, humanity," displayed at the rally,...

  • DETROIT— The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. Jim Hackett, who replaced Mark Fields in May, says new mobility projects such as buying a shuttle company and the purchase of an artificial intelligence startup have not taken money from car and truck development.

  • The layoffs, which represent about 8 percent of its management force, will largely hit employees in Omaha, Nebraska, where the company is based, but will also affect locations across its network, the company said. "Union Pacific for some time has leveraged employee attrition and technology to reduce general and administrative costs," Chief Executive Officer...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- Swiss digital currency exchange ShapeShift AG said on Wednesday it has acquired Seattle- based KeepKey Holder LLC, a maker of devices known as digital wallets, in an all-bitcoin deal. KeepKey's wallet, which sells for about $100, stores digital currencies. ShapeShift's chief executive officer, Erik Voorhees, said in an interview the acquisition...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Many traditional retailers are closing stores and blaming Amazon for a shift to buying goods online. Amazon has announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year.

  • Aug 16- Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States kick off an ambitious first round of trade talks on Wednesday as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement by early next year. The United States and Canada inked a bilateral free trade deal in 1988.. *Nov. 3, 1992: Running as an independent for president in...

  • Aug 16- Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States kick off an ambitious first round of trade talks on Wednesday as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement by early next year. The United States and Canada inked a bilateral free trade deal in 1988.. *Nov. 3, 1992: Running as an independent for president in...

  • Aug 16- Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States kick off an ambitious first round of trade talks on Wednesday as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement by early next year. The United States and Canada inked a bilateral free trade deal in 1988.. *Nov. 3, 1992: Running as an independent for president in...

  • Aug 16- Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States kick off an ambitious first round of trade talks on Wednesday as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement by early next year. The United States and Canada inked a bilateral free trade deal in 1988.. *Nov. 3, 1992: Running as an independent for president in...

  • Customers need to head over to an Amazon location to collect their order. For now, the pickup locations are near college campuses in five cities: Atlanta; Berkeley, California; College Park, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles. Amazon says it plans to expand the service into more locations in the coming months.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon says it is selling debt in order to pay for its $13.7 billion deal to buy organic grocer Whole Foods. Amazon.com Inc. did not say how much money it plans to raise when it sells the senior unsecured notes, but credit ratings agency Moody's said Tuesday that the company is raising up to $16 billion. The Seattle company announced plans in June to buy...

  • SEATTLE _ ClearSign Combustion Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $2.2 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 14 cents. Keywords: ClearSign Combustion, Earnings Report.

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug 14- The chief executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia. The departure of Merck& Co Inc CEO Kenneth...