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The Week Ahead: Home Prices May Still Move Upward

US home prices remain on the march, reaching their highest point since June 2014 in the first month of the year. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Sel...

AWS Enters The Contact Center Customer Service Arena With Amazon Connect

Amazon has officially made its in-house call center technology available to AWS customers, enabling the deployment of a 'Virtual Contact Center.' By Conner Forrest | March 28, 2017, 7:40 AM PST. Emai...

What the Amazon crash teaches businesses about web hosting

When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings. A startup that never built its own data center, Segment, found it...

March Consumer Confidence Index Hits 16-Year High

consumer-spending. A shopper organizes his cash before paying for merchandise at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty). The C...

General Motors rejects activist investor’s proposal for dual-class stock structure

A large shareholder of General Motors Co. stock said Tuesday it has a plan it believes would “unlock substantial value” for GM shareholders by splitting the Detroit automaker's common stock into two ...

Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain chips might someday fight the robot uprising

As if handling two companies is not enough, Elon Musk is backing a new one – Neuralink. This company will use technological augmentation to make human brains sharper, according to The Wall Street Jou...

Senate Republicans Voted to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Browsing History

Recently, an internet privacy joint resolution (S.J. Res. 34), passed the U.S. Senate, with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. This resolution seeks to gut the FCC privacy protections that every U.S. i...

Trump, In The Name Of American Energy Independence, Moves To Scrap Obama’s Climate P...

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal mi...

Will social media give United a leg up on PR crisis?

United Airlines refused to let two women board a flight on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, and people on Twitter are outraged. The gate agent on Flight 215 from Denver to Minneapolis would...

The United Airlines Leggings Controversy Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With Communicati...

In the latest example of stupidly restrictive dress codes being enforced by a major airline, United recently barred two teenage girls from boarding after deeming the leggings they were wearing as ina...

Investor flips Trump childhood home for 50 percent profit

The home was auctioned in January and closed last week. “This property is so much more than just real estate,” Misha Haghani, the principal of Paramount Realty USA, the firm handling the auction, sai...

Olive Garden owner buys Cheddar’s for $780 million

Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI.N) said on Monday it would buy Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for $780 million in an all-cash transaction. Darden said it would buy the restaurant chain from...

Amazon’s having problems with its cashier-free Amazon Go test store

Amazon is officially unveiling two grocery pickup spots in Seattle, including this one at 5100 – 15th Avenue Northwest in Ballard as seen on Tuesday. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times). Dubbed AmazonF...

Amazon to buy Souq.com, outmaneuvering bid from Middle East billionaire

Online retailer giant Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) confirmed early Tuesday morning its expansion into the Middle East through an acquisition of Souq.com, a Dubai-based e-commerce leader. A Bloombe...

1 million pounds of chicken nuggets, chicken fingers recalled over ‘metal objects...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons (422 metric tons) of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said ...

Is The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Fairly Valued?

Investigations are underway after what appears to be human waste was found in drinks cans at a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland. The PSNI were called to the premises in Lisburn, County Antrim la...

Humongous gold coin stolen from Berlin museum (+video)

A police investigation is underway after a coin which bears The Queen's image was stolen from a museum in Germany. Embed from Getty Images. However, weighing 100kg and with a value of £3.2m – this is...

‘Fearless Girl’ Statue to Remain in Place Through February 2018, Mayor Says

The globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's iconic bull will stay in place until next March, New York's mayor has said. Bill de Blasio said the relevant municipal agencies ...

Fed’s Evans: Three 2017 Rate Rises Plausible, Four Possible if Inflation Picks Up

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks on March 15, 2017 during a news conference in Washington D.C. The Federal Reserve announced it is raising interest rates for the third time since t...

Tesla Model Y and new Roadster still ‘a few years away’ says Elon Musk

Rooftop solar energy could get a stylish makeover if Tesla gets its way. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based tech company, known for its luxury electric cars, will begin selling roof tiles that convert solar...