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Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation (all times local):...
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. He said China was imposing major banking sanctions, too, but there was no immediate confirmation from the North's most important trading partner....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible interference in the 2016 presidential election....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inscrutably written provision in the Republican health care bill would steer extra federal cash to Wisconsin, home state of one of the measure's co-sponsors, according to health care analysts who've examined the legislation....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast....
      
Wall Street Journal
Born in the ashes of WWII, the secretive German supermarket chain Aldi offers shoppers limited choices and rock-bottom prices—a formula expected to roil an American grocery market already undergoing dramatic change.
Equifax Chief Executive Richard Smith will testify in front of U.S. senators next month about the company’s handling of a data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of Americans.
The average tractor-trailer travels less than seven miles on a gallon of diesel, making it one of the least-efficient vehicles on the road. Spurred by pollution regulations and sluggish demand, truck makers are trying to change that.
Facebook, under fire for its response to Russian activity in the U.S. presidential election, said it would take steps to increase political transparency on its site and has agreed to hand over detailed information on thousands of Russian-backed ads to congressional investigators.
One of the largest managers of pharmaceutical benefits in the U.S. says it will start limiting the duration and dose of some prescriptions for opioid painkillers, in an effort to combat widespread addiction.
      
CNNMoney
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Facebook will share the content and related information of the more than 3,000 ads it sold to Russian-linked accounts with the House and Senate intelligence committees, the company said Thursday.
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It's the first time the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has sued over fraud involving bitcoin.
Equifax CEO Richard Smith will face the Senate Banking Committee next month.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.
Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.
The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.
The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.
The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
The data breach that hit a Wall Street regulator isn't as big a threat to consumers as Equifax cyber heist
     
 
 
Mercedes-Benz plans to invest $1 billion in the Tuscaloosa, Ala. area to add production of electric vehicles and build a new battery factory.
     
 
 
The Dow, a widely watched index, has been hitting records lately at around 22,375. Buffett acknowledges he won't be around to take a victory lap on his prediction.
     
 
 
Study of the world's 100 richest people suggests that those starting in a sales role were more likely to become a billionaire.
     
 
 
The apology comes after the clip released Wednesday shows O'Donnell cursing and yelling at his staff over an earpiece malfunction.
     
 
 
      
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