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Small business hiring likely to remain slow, reports say

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

Two reports last week show that small business hiring still lags behind the strong job growth reported at larger companies, and that owners are unlikely to increase their staffs significantly in 2020.

T-Mobile-Sprint antitrust trial begins

By TALI ARBEL

An antitrust suit aimed at blocking T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint opened Monday in a crowded courtroom in New York with testimony from Sprint executives that touched on the consumer benefits of the company's competition with T-Mobile and other carriers.


Manure spill kills threatened fish

U.S. officials have fined a northwestern Washington farmer $6,750 after a manure spill killed threatened steelhead.


Wyoming considers suing Washington over terminal

Wyoming's governor says he continues to consider a possible lawsuit against Washington state over construction of the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast.


White House backs emerging deal on health care costs

By ALAN FRAM

It would provide $20 billion to finance community health centers and take steps toward limiting the growth of prescription drug prices.


Alaska oil revenues may drop $200M

Alaska's latest revenue forecast has estimated a $200 million decrease in oil revenue after an excess of the resource contributed to lower prices worldwide, state officials said.


Broadcast TV shut out of Globe nods, Netflix edges HBO

By JOCELYN NOVECK

The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations.


Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died

By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of quashing double-digit inflation, has died, according to his office.



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