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Starbucks tells employees: Let anyone use the restroom

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven’t bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia.

Symantec stock plunges on internal investigation

Shares of the security software company Symantec are plunging 30 percent at the opening bell after the company revealed an internal investigation that could delay its annual report.

Trump’s prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of “getting away with murder” and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs.

Trump wants negotiations with California on auto gas mileage

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries.

Hecla Mining reports drop in 1Q earnings

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine and tax issues contributed to a drop in earnings for Hecla Mining Co., which reported first quarter income of $8.1 million on Thursday.

Neighbor to the queen no more, Rolls-Royce seeks cheaper HQ

Rolls-Royce Holdings plans to quit its headquarters in one of London’s swankiest districts for cheaper offices as the company seeks to bring down long-term expenses and cover the more immediate costs of fixing a faulty jet-engine model.

Tech leaders seek more focus on AI at White House summit

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.

Buy tires on Amazon, install them at Sears

Shoppers will be able to buy any brand of tires on, have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center and then bring in their car to get them installed.

NBC says no culture of harassment in its news division

NBC News’ internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the division and that current management wasn’t aware of Lauer’s behavior until the complaint that doomed him.

Walmart rushes into India, paying $16B for stake in Flipkart

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

The retail giant announced Wednesday that it would make a 77 percent stake in Flipkart, which since its founding more than a decade ago has evolved from a modest startup into one of India’s leading e-commerce site. The $16 billion acquisition keeps Walmart in step with Amazon as the two behemoths look to expand in India, with 1.3 billion people and a fast-growing economy.