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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UK unemployment rises for first time since Brexit vote

UK unemployment has risen for the first time since the Brexit referendum in 2016. There are plenty of job vacancies but more people chasing them.

Published 10:39 AM

NASA's Opportunity celebrates 5,000 days on Mars

Outliving its original 90-day lifespan, the Opportunity is still fulfilling its core mission -- looking for evidence that Mars once supported microbial life.

Published 10:30 AM

How a love of luxury travel became a profitable business

Focusing on the top end of the travel market has helped Lysbeth Fox turn her love of adventure into a profitable company.

Published 10:21 AM

Many Volkswagen workers will get 45 vacation days

About 120,000 unionized Volkswagen workers just agreed to a new deal for a significant pay bump and, in some cases, six extra days off.

Published 10:13 AM

Priceline's parent company is changing its name

The company's new name, Booking Holdings, is effective immediately. It will trade under a new ticker symbol next week.

Published 10:10 AM

The unpaid work that always falls to women

A new study estimates women do 2.6 times the amount of unpaid work that men do.

Published 9:11 AM

NYT op-ed columnist issues 'code red' over Trump

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discusses his opinion piece that issues a "code red" warning to America.

Published 8:57 AM

Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'

Canadian government-backed researchers are teaming up with India's vast IT industry to promote the technology behind bitcoin.

Published 8:04 AM

Amazon and Whole Foods. CVS and Aetna. A scorecard of the biggest deals

It's hard to keep track of all the big companies that have joined forces. Here's a guide.

Published 7:43 AM

A massive US farming industry fears China trade trouble

China says it will respond if President Trump imposes new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. US soybean farmers fear that could put them in Beijing's cross hairs.

Published 7:43 AM

Control AI now or brace for nightmare future, experts warn

A report published by Cambridge University says malicious use of artificial intelligence by rogue states, criminals and terrorists could wreak havoc around the world.

Published 6:53 AM

Uber Express Pool is like a minibus with cheaper rides

Uber has new shared ride service called Express Pool. Fares will cost as much as half the price of Uber Pool.

Published 6:42 AM

U.S. trade moves could spark Chinese retaliation

China has warned it will take action if President Trump puts heavy tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Some American businesses, including the soybean industry, fear that could put them in Beijing's cross hairs.

Published 6:04 AM

Colbert: This country belongs to the kids

Stephen Colbert praises the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for their activism in the wake of the mass shooting on their campus.

Published 4:54 AM

Oil under pressure; Fed minutes; U.K. jobs

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

Published 4:50 AM

London to Amsterdam on the Eurostar is a One-Way trip

Anna Stewart hops on the Eurostar's newest route -- London to Amsterdam. Just don't plan on buying a round-trip ticket.

Published 12:02 AM