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Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Motel 6: $7.6 million for guests reported to immigration

The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company’s employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court.

Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters’ time. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the California representative is expected to become chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the nation’s banking system and its regulators.

Tech and health care lead U.S. stock surge after midterms

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared as the S&P 500 index closed at its highest level in four weeks.

Industrials, tech lead U.S. stocks higher ahead of elections

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as industrial and technology companies recovered some of the big losses they took over the past month. Strong company earnings also contributed to the gains, but stocks stayed calm as traders waited for results from the midterm elections in the U.S.

Boeing upgrade of surveillance plane’s radar scrapped by U.S.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

The Air Force terminated a Boeing contract to update the radar on its flagship AWACS surveillance aircraft after the company encountered major delays in developing hardware and software, according to budget documents.

Saudis call for Amazon boycott over anger at Washington Post

Saudis who are angry at the Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its shared ownership by U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos.