Economy : The Two-Way In an age when currency crises in far flung parts of the world can cause layoffs at factories and offices in mid-America, it's important to keep up on news from the business world. The Two-Way monitors what's happening. We make sense of the trends.

An image released by Hyundai shows a hands-off driver checking his phone and drinking coffee. The company is partnering with Aurora, a U.S. startup, to boost its autonomous vehicle program. S.J.HONG/Hyundai hide caption

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Apple says that it slows the processors in some of its older phones, such as its iPhone 6s Plus, to match their aging, less powerful batteries. Cole Bennetts/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Save Their Battery Life

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Europe's top court has ruled that Uber is a transportation company — not merely an e-commerce service. Here, a Spanish taxi driver is seen protesting against Uber and another service, Cabify, during cabdrivers' demonstration last month. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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Faced with rocketing inflation and low oil prices, Venezuela has introduced new, larger banknotes this year. Now the country is planning a cryptocurrency tied to its oil reserves. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Cordray, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, is stepping down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross "was a major client of Appleby," an offshore law firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World's Wealthy

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A squirrel investigates Halloween jack-o'lanterns in Washington, D.C. Analysts say spending for holiday decor, candy and costumes is strong this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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