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GRE Business Report: January 7th

A look at the top business headlines.
Google is preparing to put Android in your car. The tech giant announced it has joined forces with General Motors, Audi, Honda, Hyundai and microchip-maker Nvidia to make it happen. It is called the Open Automotive Alliance. The goal is to enable people to use Android devices and apps directly with their car for navigation and infotainment. 

Yahoo! users in several countries may have been targeted in a malware attack. Thousands of users who go to yahoo.com were infected with malware through Yahoo's advertising servers. Malware can leave your computer vulnerable to hackers. Yahoo! announced Sunday that it is aware of the attack and is blocking the infected advertisements. Most of the attacks were limited to Europe and did not affect North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. 

The U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the next leader of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, who is currently the vice chair of the reserve, is the first woman to lead the institution in its 100-year history. She succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second term ends this month. President Obama called her a "fierce champion" who will "stand up for American workers, protect consumers and help grow the economy." 
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