Construction Unions Stymie Low-Income Housing Plans in California, New York

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Legislative efforts in two of the country’s most populous states to boost urban housing construction are facing a common barrier: resistance from construction unions.

When Economic Doomsayers Stumble

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It’s early, but data so far suggest the British decision to leave the European Union could be another example of a recurring phenomenon: expert predictions of dire consequences to political decisions that end up proving overheated.

Music Publishers Pay Up for Big-Name Songwriters

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The price for signing big-name artists to music publishing deals is skyrocketing—even for those more famous for being center stage than for their lyrics.

FAA Tightens Safeguards on Lithium Batteries on Airplanes

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Three years after fire-prone lithium batteries led to the temporary grounding of Boeing‘s flagship 787 fleet world-wide, U.S. regulators are ratcheting up safety standards.

Fed's Dislike of Negative Interest Rates Points to Limits of Stimulus

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Fed officials don’t think negative rates are needed in the U.S. because the economy and job market are improving and they are hoping they will never have to use them in the future given their uncertainty about whether the policy works.

Which State Is a Big Renewable Energy Pioneer? Texas

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The Lone Star state has added more wind-based capacity than any other, as part of an aggressive energy diversification that seeks to skirt ideological land mines.

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize.

Business-Drone Rules to Take Effect

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The first detailed U.S. rules for flights of small commercial drones go into effect Monday.

China Sets Up Aircraft-Engine Maker

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China set up a new state-owned aircraft engine maker to help fulfill ambitions to develop homegrown aerospace giants and become a major player in global aviation.

Canada's Mail Service Could be Disrupted Monday

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Canada’s mail service could be disrupted Monday if the government-owned postal agency doesn't agree with a union demand to extend contract talks.

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