WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:40 P.M.

JPMorgan settles federal mortgage discrimination suit

NEW YORK – JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that it had agreed to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of working with mortgage brokers who discriminated against minority borrowers for years by charging them $1,000 more than white customers.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:16 A.M.

Homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident this month about their sales prospects, a pullback from December when builders’ confidence reached the highest level in 11 years. The decline in builder confidence comes amid heightened concerns about how rising mortgage ...

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 7:08 A.M.

Robots and artificial intelligence set to upend the art of making a sale

Softbank Robotics has a vision of a world in which many retailers incorporate artificial intelligence technology into brick-and-mortar stores, in which it feels normal and reflexive for you to approach a robot with customer service questions. It’s part of a wider push across the retail industry to bring more automation and data science to one of the few parts of the business that largely remains an art: The act of making a sale.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 5:32 P.M.

Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline’s disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

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Your favorite “Star Trek” episode?

I'm prompted to ask because I noticed that today is the anniversary of the first airing of one of my own favorites. "Blink of an Eye," an episode of "Star ...

Parting Shot — 1.18.17

A model gets prepared prior to the fashion show of designer Rebekka Ruetz during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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