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A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. (full story)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in midday trading Wednesday as investors watch closely for developments on trade and await the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement on interest rate policy. (full story)

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system. (full story)

LONDON (AP) — British political leaders zigzagged across the country Wednesday on the eve of the country's national election in a last-ditch push to win over millions of undecided voters who could determine the outcome. (full story)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco gained 10% in its first moments on the stock market Wednesday in a dramatic debut that held until closing and pushed its value up to $1.88 trillion, surpassing Apple as the largest listed company in the world. (full story)

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide protest against pension reforms that critics say will erode the nation's way of life. (full story)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday and will likely signal that it expects rates to remain low well into next year despite a robust job market. (full story)

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. (full story)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year's season, with 3% more people flying in the U.S. than during last year's holiday stretch. (full story)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity fell in the summer, the first decline in nearly four years, underscoring the struggles companies are facing in boosting worker efficiency. (full story)