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Top story: New budget law includes last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners

New budget law includes last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

In D.C.’s Union Market neighborhood, it’s a wholesale transformation

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Dollar up and stocks down before key Fed meeting minutes

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in a week on Wednesday and world stocks fell for the third day as investors braced for minutes from the Fed's last policy meeting to see if they would herald more rises in interest rates and global bond yields.

An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.

Volkswagen reaches German deal on wages, leave, pensions

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen has agreed to raise the wages of around 120,000 workers in Germany by 4.3 percent from May, resolving a dispute that had prompted its first strikes since 2004.

Dish Network profit surges on $1.2 billion U.S. tax law benefit

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp's fourth-quarter profit surged due to a roughly $1.2 billion benefit related to U.S. tax law reforms, the U.S. satellite and internet TV provider said Wednesday.

Developer offers Mini Cooper, other prizes at open house

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Britain's Jobless Rate Rises, to 4.4%, for First Time in 2 Years

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Wage growth remained largely unchanged over the period but jumped in December alone, the Office for National Statistics said.

Bosch starts new division, acquires U.S. carpooling start-up

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

(Reuters) - Germany's Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] on Wednesday created a new division to expand its reach in the markets for ride services and connected vehicles and acquired a small U.S. ride services company as part of the strategic shift.

Lotte Group chairman gives up management rights at key Japan holding company

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - The chairman of South Korea's Lotte Group, who was convicted for bribery last week, has relinquished representative rights at a key Japanese holding company, adding further uncertainty to a conglomerate reeling from a plunge in business in China.

Daimler to start serial production of eActros truck in 2021

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

STUTTGART (Reuters) - Daimler said on Wednesday it aims to start serial production of an electric heavy truck with a range of 200 km (124 miles) in 2021, Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum said.

For Private Equity, Lending to HNA Is Safe as Houses: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Dollar hits one-week high as focus shifts to Fed

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in a week against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, as investor focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. World stocks looked set to fall for a third straight day.

Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa's World

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Next to Apple's iOS and Google's Android, Amazon's voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

New research from McKinsey suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.

What Happens When Athletes Do the Sportswriting?

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

The Players' Tribune, a pet project of Derek Jeter's, allows the stars to tell their own stories. It's occasionally great — but is it journalism?

Uber Looks for a London Plumber to Help Plug Its Leaks: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin relinquishes management rights at Japanese holding company

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin has relinquished his representative rights at a key Japanese holding company, the Japanese company announced on Wednesday.

Slowing U.S. auto sales prompts Japan automakers to rethink discounts

Reuters | Wednesday February 21, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - A second year of slowing growth in the U.S. auto market is forcing Japanese automakers to look beyond discounts to grow market share and focus more on boosting profitability in their largest market.

Black Panther Has a Lesson for the Curse of Cobalt: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018