Study Touts Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving vehicles could reduce accidents in the U.S. by 90%, says consulting firm McKinsey & Co., saving lives and eliminating $190 billion in damages and health-care costs a year.

New Jersey's Exxon Settlement Questioned

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New Jersey’s proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon for years of environmental damage—after state officials previously argued for $8.9 billion—came under scrutiny as legislators and environmentalists called for separate probes and rejection of the deal.

U.S. Airlines Detail Claims of Subsidies to Persian Gulf Rivals

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The three largest U.S. airlines released details of a report they say demonstrate $40 billion in government subsidies and unfair advantages their three state-owned Persian Gulf rivals have allegedly received since 2004.

Harris Originally Proposed $22 a Share All-Cash Offer for Exelis

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Harris Corp. first proposed offering $22 a share in cash for Exelis Inc. before twice raising its proposal to the $23.75 accepted last month by its smaller defense-industry rival, according to a regulatory filing.

How Should Capital Gains Be Taxed?

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Are capital gains so different from earned income that they should be taxed at a different rate?

'Feeling Certain' and Other Mistakes That Trip Up Investors

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A surging stock market makes investors feel smart. With the S&P 500 near an all-time high, pay heed to the many ways you can go wrong.

Protect Yourself From Tax Identity Theft

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Hackers are using stolen identities to commit tax refund fraud. Here are moves to limit the risk—and steps to take if you’re a victim.

Berkley California has approved a tax on sugared soft drinks. Is this a good idea?
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