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The stakes are high for some federal employees during the government shutdown, especially those grappling with loans. See full story.

Why are Republican baby boomers more likely to share fake news on Facebook?

Most Facebook users who shared the fake stories during the 2016 U.S. presidential election were Republicans over the age of 65, new research suggests. See full story.

Netflix earnings: Can the streaming giant clear a high bar of investor expectations for a change?

Netflix Inc. has a tough task when it reports fourth-quarter results on Jan. 17, after the market close — satisfy investor expectations that are running high, and accelerating. Last time Netflix was faced with a similar task, it failed. See full story.

Royal Caribbean has another gastroenteritis outbreak — passengers might feel ill (again) when they see what recourse they have

‘Don’t call us if you get sick on a cruise.’ — Miami-based cruise-industry lawyer Jim Walker. See full story.

Why was the U.S. Postal Service at CES?

As the U.S. government shutdown was about to become the longest on the record and many employees missed their paychecks Friday, U.S. Postal Service workers were roaming around a Las Vegas convention center hocking a smart mailbox. See full story.

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‘Don’t call us if you get sick on a cruise.’ — Miami-based cruise-industry lawyer Jim Walker. See full story.

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