Clean electric cars aren’t as clean as you might think

By Niclas RolanderBloombergJesper StarnElisabeth Behrmann Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery. Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, yet their manufacturers are, by and large, More...

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Weight Watchers rebrands itself for an anti-diet era

UP A STEEP flight of stairs just off Fifth Avenue, in New York City, a dozen people trickle into an early evening gathering. The furniture is soft and Scandinavian, the group mostly female. Acoustic background More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Trying to save Sears left Edward Lampert barely even a billionaire

By James B. StewartThe New York Times Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 By age 25, Edward S. Lampert was already a Wall Street wunderkind, celebrated for his intellect, ambition and prodigious work ethic. The famed investor More...

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Cannabis stocks go ever higher

THERE HAS not been anything like it since the waning days of prohibition in America in the early 1930s, when Canadian distillers, already enriched by the banning of legal alcohol sales south of the border, readied More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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U.S. named world’s most competitive economy for the first time in 10 years

For the first time in a decade, the United States was crowned the world’s most competitive economy by the organization behind the Davos economic forum. The World Economic Forum on Wednesday released its More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Canada’s ban on asbestos to take effect but mining residues are exempt

By Mia RabsonThe Canadian Press Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 OTTAWA—Canada’s new asbestos ban will not prevent companies in Quebec from sifting through the waste left over from decades of mining asbestos More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Prudential Financial no longer needs federal oversight, regulators say

By Renae MerleThe Washington Post Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 WASHINGTON—The Trump administration took another major step on Wednesday toward softening the regulatory burdens faced by big financial firms, finding More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Netflix stock soars as roaring subscriber growth restores faith

LOS ANGELES—Netflix Inc. is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its already-stratospheric stock higher. After a More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Even tech execs fret about their kids’ smartphone addictions

By Michael LiedtkeThe Associated Press Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO—Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is More...

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Fate of journalist heightens Saudi debt worries

DUBAI—Investors are growing more concerned about Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented binge on debt in recent months, as the kingdom grapples with an international crisis over allegations that it killed a More...