The package has been backed by top lawmakers in both parties and both chambers of Congress, and aides express confidence it will pass and be signed into law in the lame-duck session.
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Observers say it's hard to avoid the conclusion that Beijing targeted Apple to grab back some leverage in its broader confrontation with the Trump administration.
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Expectations for future growth in earnings, home values and stock portfolios surged after the election. New data shows they've fallen back to earth.

Environmental groups fulfilled a pledge to sue the Trump administration over the granting of permits allowing five companies to harass and harm marine animals while using deafening blasts of sound to map the Atlantic Ocean in search of oil and gas. The companies need a second permit from the Interior Department before work can begin.

The Arctic ocean has lost 75 percent of its ice by volume. The thickest ice is also the oldest, so the Arctic is rapidly becoming young.

YouTube has become a convenient online library for racists, anti-Semites and proponents of other extremist ideas.

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai's first-ever testimony to Congress on Tuesday is shaping up to be a major test of his skills in managing the company’s reputation at a time when several of Silicon Valley’s biggest names are in crisis — and when many of Google’s employees are in revolt.

Google revealed Monday that its soon-to-be shuttered social network suffered from another security lapse, a software bug that could have allowed third-party apps and developers to gain access to 52 million users' personal information without their permission.

The agency sued him this year for allegedly misleading investors, compelling him to pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement and to step down as company chairman.

In a new Bank of America survey, 71 percent of millennials said buying a home is important. Only retirement ranked higher.

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The demise of Toys R Us has this major implication for the holiday shopping season.

Executives fixed prices and blocked competition in their “sandbox,” authorities say.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver roiled financial markets and raised questions over the next steps in the trade battles between China and the United States.

My co-workers are begging me to go to an office party the day before a huge deadline. Do I risk looking antisocial, or should I bite the bullet and go?

The whole region will benefit, but no area as much as Northern Virginia, a new study says.

OPEC agrees to cut production, while a weak jobs report and worries about trade send investors fleeing stocks.

Instagram shuts down the accounts of medical cannabis dispensaries, sometimes in error.

A pre-Christmas fight looms over funding for Trump’s border wall, threatening a partial government shutdown.

The president’s apparent missteps on military matters don’t register with customers and employees of Nine Line, where T-shirt slogans echo his aggressive rhetoric.

Health care, construction and transportation have seen a spike in hiring despite U.S.-China trade tensions, jittery markets and hurricanes.

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