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Stocks Fall Slightly as Banks Drop; Intel Propels Tech

Stocks fell slightly in early trading Friday as a blowout earnings report from chipmaker Intel propelled technology shares higher and offset declines in health-care and financial companies. The technology sector…

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Switzerland Mints World’s Smallest Gold Coin

No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you’d need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you. State-owned Swissmint said Thursday…

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Air-Bag Woes Force Honda, Toyota to Recall 6M Vehicles

Two different air-bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4…

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Wall Street Falls as China Virus Reaches the U.S.

Wall Street lost ground on Tuesday, backing away from record highs as a viral outbreak from China found its way to U.S. shores and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered…

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AUTO REVIEW: Subcompact Mazda CX-30 Rocks

Mazda shoppers might be understandably confused these days. The charming ads — the ones where the kid whispered “ZOOM ZOOM” at the end — have been replaced by a generic…

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NHTSA Examining Tesla Unintended-Acceleration Complaint

The U.S. government’s auto-safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla’s electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic…

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Employers Post Fewer Jobs in November

The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level. The Labor Department reported Friday that the job-openings number…

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