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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon speaks during the Walmart shareholders meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. The Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful companies in America, is naming McMillon as its new chairman. McMillon succeeds JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon in the role. Dimon will continue to serve as a board member after completing his tenure as the group's chairman at year's end.  (Jason Ivester/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)
Walmart CEO McMillon named Business Roundtable chairmanThe Business Roundtable selects Walmart CEO Doug McMillon as its new chairman
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Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander makes a statement to start the Hearing on Secretary of Labor nominee Eugene Scalia, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Labor nominee says he won't be influenced by corporate workPresident Donald Trump's pick to lead Labor Department is trying to assure senators that legal work for corporate clients won't influence his actions as a Cabinet member
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook said Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The oversight panel, which the social network first discussed publicly last November, will rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Facebook CEO visits lawmakers amid push for tech oversightFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies' collection of users' personal data on their platforms.
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Bezos announced the Climate Pledge, setting a goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate changeAmazon vowed Thursday to cut emissions and report its greenhouse gas emissions regularly
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo people gather around posters of wind turbines before Dominion Energy's groundbreaking ceremony for their offshore wind turbine project at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Va. Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday, Sept. 19 to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. (Sarah Holm/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
Dominion to seek building large wind farm off Virginia coastDominion Energy wants to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer business group, presents new devices during an event in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions biteHuawei is launching a new flagship smartphone that will run on the Chinese tech giant's own version of Google's Android operating system because of U.S. export sanctions
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Trump says Fed Chair Powell's job is 'safe'Despite all his attacks on the Federal Reserve, President Trump says Fed Chairman Powell's job is safe
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
A Brexit supporter holds up a placard and a mock car number plate outside the Supreme Court in London, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdownPrime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused by a former British leader of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up at the U.K. Supreme Court
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo traders John Doyle, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Tech firms lead broad gains for US stocks in morning tradeTechnology companies are leading broad gains for stocks on Wall Street in morning trading, extending the market's gains from a day earlier
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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