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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.
Yellen: Rate moves depend on whether turmoil continues  CBS News
Yellen Says Legality of Negative U.S. Interest Rates in Question  Bloomberg
New York Times  
Twitter changes timelines to show tweets out of order
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is rolling out an algorithmically generated timeline that will show tweets out of order. Starting Wednesday, tweets that Twitter thinks people most want to see will appear at the top of the timeline beginning with the most ...
Feeling Loved Without Followers  TechCrunch
#RIPTwitter? Hardly. Here's What's Really Changing.  Slate Magazine (blog)
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
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 forecasts retail sales to grow 3.1 pct in 2016  Reuters
NRF predicts 3.1% retail sales growth in 2016  Retail Dive
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 Adds Hot Dogs to the Menu  Bloomberg
Burger King launching grilled hot dogs this month  USA TODAY
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
Monsanto Company in Continuous Legal Troubles  Bidness ETC
After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator.
Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) Closing Over 50 stores  InvestCorrectly
Sears Closing Stores Following Poor Fourth-Quarter Results  Headlines & Global News
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
Chinese tech firms entice Opera with $1.2 billion buyout bid
Opera Software, which is best known for its browser of the same name, has urged its shareholders to accept a buyout offer from a Chinese consortium that values the Norway-based company at �820 million ($1.2 billion).
Mobile Giant Opera Software Is Close to Selling to Chinese Players for $1.2 ...  Adweek
Opera nods at Chinese group's $1.2 billion bid  CNET