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NYC police try out device to keep ATMs safe from card skimmers

Subscriber onlyGAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Patrick Traynor, a cybersecurity expert, was in New York in February working with police to help identify a way to detect credit-card skimmers on ATMs when he got a financial fraud alert: his own information had been stolen while he was in town. Continue reading...

Trump outlines plan to lower drug prices

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump vowed Friday to "derail the gravy train for special interests" as he outlined a strategy intended to lower the cost of prescription drugs by promoting tougher negotiation, more competition and measures to stop foreign countries from taking advantage of American industry. Continue reading...

AT&T: Cohen hiring a 'big mistake'

Subscriber onlyRandall L. Stephenson, AT&T's chief executive, said Friday that the company had made a "big mistake" by hiring President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, to advise on the telecommunications giant's deal to buy Time Warner. Continue reading...

U.S. open to California mpg talks

Keeping one auto fuel-economy standard said to be goal

Subscriber onlyAddressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel-economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday. Continue reading...

Atlantic City gambling resurgent as it turns 40

Subscriber onlyHaving lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those shuttered properties, despite concern in some quarters that it might be repeating the same mistakes that got it into trouble in the first place. Continue reading...

Health-sector gains offset tech dip

Subscriber onlyU.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher Friday as the market closed out its biggest weekly gain since March. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyFlipkart deal has termination clause Continue reading...

Automakers run short on parts

Fire at supplier’s factory curtails Ford, GM, BMW, others

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- A fire that damaged a Michigan auto-parts supply factory is causing production problems at Ford, Fiat Chrysler, BMW and General Motors, but it's too soon to tell yet whether dealers will run short of vehicles. Continue reading...

Gas rises but most prices up just a tad

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- American drivers paid more for gas, but overall consumer prices rose only modestly in April, a sign that inflation remains mild. Continue reading...

No inquiries from Cohen, FCC states

Subscriber onlyAT&T Inc. turned to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, in the early days of the administration to find out how the new president would handle such issues as Net neutrality. Continue reading...

Trump to outline plan to cut Rx prices

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump will deliver a speech today on his administration's plan to bring down U.S. drug prices and reduce the amount people pay out of pocket for medications. The topics he is expected to touch on include generic drugs, inequities in global drug prices, prescription rebates and Medicare drug costs. Continue reading...

Investors taking long view of water-infrastructure funds

Subscriber onlyAs natural resources go, oil tends to get more attention from investors than clean drinking water, even against the backdrop of headline-grabbing shortages in Flint, Mich., South Africa and elsewhere. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas trade forum offers Africa insight

Subscriber onlyToyin Umesiri's career path changed three years ago when she returned to her home country of Nigeria for the first time in more than a decade to attend her father's funeral. Continue reading...

U.S.' Iran sanctions to swat EU

European firms have closer ties to nation; waivers possible

Subscriber onlyEuropean and American companies could lose billions of dollars in canceled commercial deals, and a major new export market has been undercut by the U.S. decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Continue reading...

Bureau realigns student loan unit

Director: Focus on information

Subscriber onlyMick Mulvaney, interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will move the agency's student loan investigation division into the bureau's consumer information unit, a shift that career officials fear will sidetrack a major enforcement case the agency is pursuing against Navient, the nation's largest private student lender. Continue reading...