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Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks
WASHINGTON Tightening financial conditions and uncertainty over China pose risks to the U.S. recovery, but chances are slim the Federal Reserve would need to reverse the rate tightening cycle it began in December, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S.
Lawmakers grill Fed chief in testy hearing on Capitol Hill  Washington Post
Yellen Says Legality of Negative U.S. Interest Rates in Question  Bloomberg
New York Times  
This is how Twitter's new timeline works
Well, Twitter fans. The apocalypse has come. Twitter's reordered timeline is here. And it's, um, not so bad, actually. In a company blog post, Twitter engineering manager Mike Jahr said that "important" messages can now be more or less pinned to the ...
Feeling Loved Without Followers  TechCrunch
#RIPTwitter? Hardly. Here's What's Really Changing.  Slate Magazine (blog)
Retail industry projects solid — but not stellar — year ahead
The National Retail Federation said Wednesday that it expects a year of healthy though hardly stellar growth for the industry in 2016, releasing a forecast that sales will rise about 3.1 percent.
NRF predicts 3.1% retail sales growth in 2016  Retail Dive
NRF forecasts retail sales growth of 3.1 percent in 2016  The Daily Progress
Burger King's Next Conquest: Hot Dog King
The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers.
Burger King launching grilled hot dogs this month  USA TODAY
Burger King Adds Hot Dogs to the Menu  Bloomberg
Why Elon Musk Is Loved So Much
This is an article I've been planning to write for approximately half a year. Alas, so many other hot news stories, EV reports, conferences, and the daily truckload of editing, email, social media, and side projects have blocked that from happening.
Tesla Preparing To Charge Into Affordable Car Market  NPR
Tesla: What To Watch For When It Reports  Forbes
Monsanto CEO returns $3 million in bonuses after accounting error
Monsanto (MON) CEO Hugh Grant voluntarily returned more than $3 million in bonuses and stock awards after an SEC investigation found Monsanto had misstated earnings from its Roundup herbicide.
Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings  KTIC
Accounting News Roundup: Monsanto's Rebates; Deloitte Exec Capable of ...  Going Concern
Sears to close stores even faster after 'challenging' holiday season
Sears shares slid to 13-year lows after the company said it would accelerate the closure of some of its stores. The 123-year-old retailer has struggled to transform into a competitive brand for the 21st century.
After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings  Meriden Record-Journal
Sears closing stores at accelerated rate: At least 50 stores to close doors
Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming
Filmmaker Rian Johnson is already making a few special modifications to the Star Wars universe. The director (best known for Brick and Looper) has started rolling cameras on Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Isn't Going to Take Bull from the Street  TIME
Star Wars Episode VIII News: Filming Update, Cast, Plot Details, & ...  Den of Geek!
Disappointing show by HBO, Turner drags down Time Warner
Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) reported a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly revenue as subscription revenue for its cable channel HBO and Turner television network disappointed Wall Street, sending the company's shares down as much as 8 percent.
Time Warner Beats Fourth-Quarter Earnings Estimates, Misses on Revenue ...  Hollywood Reporter
Time Warner's Stock Falls As Investors Focus On Q4 Revenue Miss  Deadline
Deutsche bonds rally over rumoured buyback
LONDON, Feb 10 (IFR) - Deutsche Bank bonds rallied on Wednesday following press reports of a possible buyback of senior debt, although market sources expressed scepticism about the long-term benefits of such a liability management exercise.
Deutsche Bank's CoCo Payments Hinge on Obscure Accounting Metric  Bloomberg
Europe banking meltdown: Why it's gone 'overboard'  CNBC