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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. plywood producers claim a competing product from Brazil has a high risk of failure in major hurricanes, but consumers can’t tell because the imported wood is falsely certified as structurally sound.

CHICAGO — McDonald’s announced plans last week to acquire a voice technology company to help speed up ordering at the drive thru, the latest in a series of high-tech investments by the fast-food chain as it strives to improve wait times and draw customers to its restaurants.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Uber’s chief legal officer says the ride-share company doesn’t plan to reclassify its drivers as employees, even though California lawmakers just passed a bill they say will force the company to do just that.

CHICAGO — Acting with a sense of urgency amid falling video game sales, ubiquitous strip mall retailer GameStop is pulling the plug on up to 200 stores by early 2020 — with a much larger set of closings expected within the next two years.

The latest round of tariffs on Chinese-made goods will raise the cost of millions of everyday consumer items. But Target does not want to pass any increase along to shoppers. Instead, it is telling suppliers to eat the costs.

ATLANTA — This summer, Lindsay Roushdi quit her job as an accountant at a solar company. The work was alright. The company was fine. But the industry was experiencing a bit of upheaval, so she decided it was time to move on.

ST. LOUIS — More than a year after Bayer gobbled it up, Monsanto has managed to stay in the headlines, thanks to a mountain of lawsuits that allege its moneymaking weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.

I wondered why I was getting more than 30 spam emails a day with names such as “Russian Women Online” or “Best Home Warranty.” Then I discovered my Outlook.com email account listed many email “subscriptions” I didn’t sign up for.

CHICAGO — United Airlines tried five different sausage recipes and 36 pretzel buns before settling on the combination that made its way to in-flight menus this month: a smoked beef and pork link slathered with South Carolina-style barbeque sauce and roasted onions.

By now, you certainly have become aware of the trade war going on between the United States and China. President Donald Trump has mentioned it on Twitter on a near-daily basis, and Wall Street whipsaws back and forth every time it seems the matter is either flaring up or on the brink of resolution.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration has a plan to help the auto industry. It wants to obliterate a tough set of Obama-era greenhouse gas emissions requirements set to take effect in 2022, then shove California regulators aside and assert full federal control over how much pollution moto…

I’m trying to copy photos and some Excel, Word and PDF files from my Windows 7 PC to my Windows 10 laptop.

Whether you kill them with hot or cold air, attack them with chemicals or natural remedies, or meticulously comb them out live, lice infesting a child’s head are a problem that demands to be addressed.

WASHINGTON — Facebook said it had spoken to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which recently settled with the social media giant for $5 billion over allegations of privacy violations, about its Messenger Kids app that the company acknowledged had a flaw.

Denial rates for high-skilled worker visas have quadrupled since 2015, a trend that makes it much harder for companies that rely on these workers to find and retain talent.

In yet another example of a beloved Northwest retailer trying to turn itself around, Eddie Bauer will shutter a call center near Columbus, Ohio, and eliminate 111 jobs there in October.

Thursday brought more strong hints that Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are moving steadily toward ungrounding the 737 Max as soon as October.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target’s winning streak continued into the summer with the retailer posting a 3.4% jump in comparable sales and raising its profit outlook for the full year.

Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. completed its $9.6-billion acquisition of 21 of the Fox regional sports networks on Friday, bringing new ownership to a cluster of popular channels including Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket and Fox Sports San Diego.

Apple may be putting more emphasis on services such as Apple Music and its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming television offering, but that doesn’t mean the tech giant is giving up on its iconic products in any way.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department intends to work with state attorneys general in a broad review of whether large technology companies are harming competition, the department’s top antitrust official said.

If you see a gorgeous, like-new ’67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rolling down the street, it might actually be new. That’s because Revology Cars, a company based in Orlando, Fla., has been building classic Mustangs with all the modern conveniences, including a 600-horsepower Roush-built superch…

UMATILLA, Fla. — A maze made of stacked citrus picking bins will serve as a nod to three generations of citrus production on land where a new agriculture attraction called Sunsational Farms is sprouting this fall.

BURBANK, Calif. — Visiting the Burbank recycling center is like stepping into an archaeological dig. Everywhere there is evidence of consumption — kombucha bottles, cardboard delivery packages, plastic water bottles, toothpaste tubes, vitamin bottles and plastic bags.

The center of power for the financial world shifts 2,000 miles west this week when global central bankers and other financiers gather for an annual conference in Wyoming.

SEATTLE — As Amazon looks for more ways to sell everything to everyone, its latest experiment with physical stores borrows some of the company’s oldest online shopping inventions.

California’s first-in-the-nation law mandating women on boards of publicly held companies is facing what appears to be its first legal challenge.

Amazon.com’s Prime Day sales event may feel like a distant memory (unless that credit card bill has yet to arrive), but new research shows that consumers are adjusting their spending habits in measurable ways around what has been dubbed “Black Friday in July.” And Amazon remains the clear winner.

Walt Disney Co.’s profits fell well short of Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, dropping 28% from a year ago due in part to the poor performance of newly-acquired Fox assets, such as the box office flop “Dark Phoenix.”

One day after Uber reported quarterly results that included slower-than-expected sales growth and an overall loss of more than $5 billion, the main question on many minds was just where the ride-hailing giant’s business is heading.

TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because the younger labor force is shrinking, and few want to do such low-paying, back-aching work.

In the “Hidden Figures” era, when people of color and women are receiving overdue recognition for their contributions to science and technology, Clyde Ford has a remarkable story to tell.

Pinched by trade tariffs and flooding, Midwest manufacturers grew in July at their slowest pace in 42 months as exports, inventories and confidence levels plunged, a widely watched economics report found.

Juul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the dangers nicotine poses for the adolescent brain.

Cargill pledged last week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its North American beef supply chain by 30% in the next decade.

My Outlook email program has begun blocking newsletters from National Geographic that I suppose some people might consider controversial (the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, for example).

DETROIT — General Motors is delaying the launch of its self-driving cars citing the challenge to safely remove people from behind the wheel.