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Financial News of the Week

Breaking business, economic and personal finance news, including reports on oil prices, stocks, technology, retirement, small business and more.
11:44pm: It's a business for criminals. (more)
10:18pm: Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times on Tuesday alleging that a recent editorial falsely portrayed her as responsible for inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. (more)
8:04pm: Lottery officials announced Tuesday that players who score more than $25,000 will have to wait for their payouts if the state can't reach a budget agreement. It's happened before. (more)
5:19pm: What it was really like working on the very first iPhone at Apple with Steve Jobs. (more)
4:46pm: The City of Los Angeles says that the fast food chain underpaid workers at multiple locations for six months in 2016. (more)
4:24pm: A pool of about 240 prospective jurors is down to 47 for the fraud trial of Martin Shkreli. (more)
3:56pm: Twitter hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new VP of Inclusion and Diversity. (more)
3:21pm: Crude oil plunged into a bear market last week amid fears about the giant supply glut. But crude prices have stabilized in recent days and Citigroup predicted the "bottom" may be near. (more)
2:26pm: As soon as the European Commission said it had fined Google $2.7 billion, it was accused of protectionism and bias against American companies. (more)
2:19pm: The Silicon Valley startup adds Andrew Ng to its board and raises $50 million to finance public testing. (more)
1:46pm: Under the Senate health care bill, many Americans would end up paying more for doctors' visits and treatment. (more)
1:13pm: It took Facebook less than five years to reach 2 billion monthly users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post on Tuesday. (more)
1:12pm: Illinois is grappling with a severe budget crisis that could soon lead to an embarrassing first. (more)
1:05pm: Darden Restaurants, the owner of Olive Garden, continues to post strong sales. Customers have flocked back to the Italian chain and Darden is even experimenting with delivery services through a partnership with Amazon. (more)
12:53pm: After years of a steadily improving stock market, it's only a matter of time before the tides turn and the market falls once again. Here's how to protect yourself when the market inevitably takes a turn for the worse. (more)