From dealing death to herding cattle, robots are on the job


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From dealing death to herding cattle, robots are on the job
Killing the Dallas gunman with an explosives-toting robot is just the starkest sign of how the technology is entering society

European markets rise ahead of BoE meeting
U.S. futures indicated a higher opening on Wall Street, with both Dow and S&P futures up 0.6 percent

JPMorgan’s profits dip, but bank beats expectations
Largest U.S. bank by assets continued to set aside money to cover struggling oil and gas loans

EU widens Google antitrust probe
Official: Preliminary probe revealed company “unduly favored its own comparison shopping service in its general search result pages”

Starbucks invests in boutique Italian bakery
Company plans to expand the Italian cafe and also to step up the quality of food at the Seattle chains’ premier locations

Senate weighs in on “National Lobster Day”
U.S. lobster fishery was worth more than a half a billion dollars last year

Bank of England surprises by holding pat
Markets widely expected a rate cut and more stimulus, but the central bank says it’ll wait for more data before moving

How fix a critical flaw in 401(k) plans
Making sure your savings last for your potentially long life in retirement is a key strategic aspect most plans ignore

17 cars you can own for under $300 a month
Looking for an affordable ride? Here are some of the best cars you can own on a budget

New Jersey trader gets 3 years in prison for spoofing
Prosecutors say it’s first case under changes to law in 2010, when Congress enacted Dodd-Frank reforms after financial crisis

GM could now face billions in ignition switch claims
An appeals court has ruled the company’s 2009 bankruptcy can’t shield it from about 1,000 death and injury lawsuits

Chinese businessman sentenced in U.S. hacking case
Businessman sentenced for conspiring to export sensitive military information to China after accessing the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors

China probably hacked the FDIC for three years
As the agency’s chief gets set to testify before a House committee, a congressional report releases scathing findings

Investors tap mobile message craze as trading begins on Line
Japanese messaging app set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday and in Tokyo on Friday

NFL will reboot its fantasy football game for kids
Heeding complaints that the game was too much like gambling, the league agrees to make “significant changes”

How to woo millennials to the movies? “Netflix for cinemas” may do trick
MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe explains how new monthly subscription service works and how it could boost flagging movie attendance

Nasdaq back in the black for 2016, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Nasdaq’s rise puts the tech-heavy benchmark back in the black for 2016; Starbucks is hiking some prices; and L.A. Rams sell out season tickets in just six hours. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.

How did Amazon’s Prime Day do this year?
The e-commerce powerhouse launched the shopping event last July to promote its Prime loyalty program

Businesses try to keep calm amid Brexit uncertainty
Vote to leave EU is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York; reduced orders from U.K.

Forbes: Dallas Cowboys 1st team worth $4B
Average current value of the 50 most valuable teams is $2.2 billion, the highest to date, a 25 percent increase over last year

Better than a toaster? Banks offer cash to get customers
If you live in a major U.S. city, opening a checking account can get you up to $400. There are strings attached, of course

Fed survey finds modest growth across most of U.S.
Latest survey of business conditions found modest growth in 11 of 12 regions; Cleveland reported “little change” in growth

No reprieve from N.J. student loan program even after death
Only on “CBS This Morning,” the woman in charge of New Jersey’s student loan program defends her agency against accusations it’s out of control. The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, also known as HESAA, is being accused of driving families into financial ruin when borrowers become sick, lose their jobs, or even die. Michelle Miller speaks with one mother being forced to pay back her son’s student loans, more than a year after he was murdered.

Here’s the problem with the historic post-Brexit rebound
Despite new highs, most stocks aren’t participating and the bond market is spooked — so where’s the fuel coming from?

Stocks edging up on Wall Street in early morning trading
U.S. equity trade muted after record-run higher; energy companies decline along with the price of crude oil

United writes off $412M after losing Newark bulwark
In November, the Justice Department sued to block airline from acquiring additional slots at the airport, a major hub for the carrier

How pot businesses are getting smoked by high taxes

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