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Creativity without the pressure at 'paint and sip' studios

''Paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting have become a global sensation in recent years

Bank of England holds rates amid acute Brexit uncertainties

The Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% as rate-setters await developments on the Brexit front

Google ads: effective, a little frustrating, businesses say

Google's dominance of the online search and advertising markets has led to government antitrust investigation of the tech giant, but small businesses say it's worth it despite the cost

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke…

A Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power executives were not criminally responsible for the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami

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Small business digital marketing: DIY or outsource?

Marketing and advertising on the internet are an integral part of running a small business, one many owners handle themselves

Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate

Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power options for their homes

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to…

Tongans in national holiday to bid farewell, mourn leader Pohiva

Edmunds: Should you buy a rental car?

Edmunds explains how an off-rental vehicle can make for an inexpensive used car purchase, assuming you can get past the high mileage and numerous drivers

Big money urges governments to tackle climate…

A group of more than 500 major institutional investors is calling on governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, ahead of a U.N. summit on the issue next week

The Latest: Union protesters arrested at Tennessee GM plant

A United Auto Workers official says about seven to nine union picketers were arrested for blocking a roadway at a General Motors plant in Tennessee

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again…

A divided Fed cuts its benchmark interest rate for a 2nd time but may not cut again this year

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Business Highlights

Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened…

Oil prices continued to slide even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can…

With corruption probe in the background, many striking UAW workers wonder whether union leaders can be trusted

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink then recover after…

Stocks are rebounding at the close of trading, led by banks and big tech names, after the Federal Reserve delivered an expected cut in interest rates.

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

The full text of the Federal Reserve's policy statement after its meeting Wednesday

FedEx shares tumbles after company lowers full-year outlook

FedEx shares plunge on disappointing profit and a sharp cut in its forecast for full-year earnings

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Qatar Airways posts $639 million loss if latest fiscal year

Qatar Airways reports a loss of $639 million (2.3 billion riyals) for its latest 12-month period as it continues to struggle with a boycott by neighboring countries against Qatar

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to…

US home building climbs 12.3% in August to highest level since 2007

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike…

Union and company bargainers were making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day Wednesday