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The Washington Post's Afghanistan Papers probe started with a single tip

The Washington Post's years-long fight to obtain The Afghanistan Papers began with a "good old-fashioned tip" about Michael Flynn.The tip eventually led to transcripts of frank assessments about the Afghan war from hundreds of officials, bringing "into sharp relief the…

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Eco-friendly meatless food products shook up the fast food industry in 2019. Experts say next year's game-changing trend in sustainable consumer goods may be plant-based -- or "vegan" -- athletic shoes.Last week, Reebok, owned by Adidas since 2005, unveiled the…

Our favorite tech gifts of 2019

Countless tech products cross our desks at CNN Business throughout the year. So when it comes time for the holiday shopping season, we're extra choosy about what we buy and give to friends and family.Here's what impressed our editors, reporters…

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

The digital news employees at NBC News voted to form a union on Friday.Ballots from a vote conducted earlier this month were tallied and the result was revealed at the National Labor Relations Board's office in New York City. The…

Robinhood started a price war. Now it's celebrating

Robinhood's free-trading ethos turned the online brokerage industry on its head.Established players were forced to rewrite their business models by abolishing commissions. The extreme disruption even prompted the blockbuster merger of industry leaders Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade.Robinhood, which recently…

Can 'Jumanji: The Next Level' repeat box office history?

"Jumanji: The Next Level" is targeting a $45 million opening when it debuts nationwide this weekend.Sony Pictures is more conservative, predicting a $35 million debut instead. Both numbers are impressive for a film opening in early December, a typically slow…

Stocks inch lower on confusion about US-China trade talks

Investors are still not entirely sure that the United States and China have reached a phase one deal to avert an escalation of tariffs that are set to kick in on Sunday. Stocks were down slightly Friday morning as the…

Labor Board sides with McDonald's in landmark case

The National Labor Relations Board decided Thursday that McDonald's can settle a case that accuses the burger chain of retaliating against employees who tried to unionize.The case stems from a series of complaints filed against the company and some of…

The risk of a nightmare Brexit for business hasn't gone away

Prime Minister Boris Johnson now has a clear path to take Britain out of the European Union. But companies still face huge risks from the looming divorce.A convincing win in Thursday's election gives Johnson the votes needed to move his…

Hasbro rolls out official Baby Yoda toys

It's what we've all been waiting for.Hasbro, the toymaker, announced that Baby Yoda toys and collectible figures are finally available for purchase, and they're starting at $9.99.That's right -- the cutest alien in the galaxy could soon be yours, filling…

Investors are getting exactly what they want for the holidays

Happy Friday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here.Uncertainty regarding two of the biggest headwinds facing the global economy — trade and Brexit —…

Xbox Series X: Microsoft reveals new console at Game Awards

Microsoft just unveiled its next generation video game console: The Xbox Series X.The new Xbox, which will be released during the 2020 holiday season, resembles a PC tower and is far taller than its predecessor, the Xbox One X.The new…

Lyft is rolling out a car rental service

Lyft has spent years battling Uber in the ride-hailing market. Now, it's taking on Hertz and Avis, too.The company announced a new service called Lyft Rentals on Thursday, which allows users to rent cars for up to two weeks. A…