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Entrepreneur Elon Musk Rolls Out A Hot New Product

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:29am

For $500, you can have your own flamethrower. About 20,000 people ordered one, and the supply sold out in days.

Investors Eager For Economic Opening Of North Korea

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:15am

If North Korea agrees to open its economy, its reserve of natural resources, young population, and strategic location presents opportunities for foreign investors.

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Public Housing Crisis Threatens Illinois River Town's Existence

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:10am

The fast-depopulating river town of Cairo in rural southern Illinois battles to stay viable. Residents say the federal government tried to push people out, rather than focus on reviving the economy.

Ruling Expected Soon In AT&T/Time-Warner Merger Case

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:10am

A federal judge will decide Tuesday whether AT&T may merge with Time-Warner. The Justice Department opposes the $85 billion deal, arguing it's bad for consumers.

More Than Half Of The Nation's Nuclear Power Plants Are At Risk Of Closing

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:10am

The nuclear energy industry is having trouble competing against cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. So it's begun touting its low greenhouse gas emissions as it seeks public subsidies.

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:23am

A bipartisan amendment by Senators could undo a deal struck days ago to revive the Chinese telecoms giant after it was cut off from its U.S. suppliers over sales to Iran and North Korea.

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Once An Icon Of Detroit Decay, Historic Train Station Has New Owner: Ford

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:28pm

Michigan Central Station's crumbling halls have been the subject of much "ruin porn." Now the depot is likely to become home for the automaker's self-driving and electric car divisions.

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Canada's Dairy Prices Have Become A Contentious Issue With U.S. Leaders

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:24pm

President Trump laid into Canada over its tariffs on dairy imports at the G-7 meeting. Canada does have high duties on some dairy products. But damaging the U.S.-Canada relationship over dairy seems especially unwise to critics of the president's trade policies

Let Them Eat Marshmallows

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:42pm

The marshmallow test is one of the most famous social experiments of all time, but we may be thinking about it all wrong.

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Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It's Not Dead Yet

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:20pm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai succeeded in repealing the 2015 rules for internet service providers. But some states have already acted to keep net neutrality alive on their turf.

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Cryptocurrencies Lose Billions In Value After An Exchange Is Hacked

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:25pm

A hack in South Korea added to uncertainties in the virtual currency market, which saw a loss of well over $40 billion in cryptocurrencies' overall value.

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Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt …

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:06am

Greek yogurt, mattresses and environmental deregulation.

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IHOP Becomes IHOb, The International House Of ... Burgers

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 8:13am

"We're flippin' from pancakes, pancakes, pancakes to burgers, burgers, burgers," the company announced on Monday,

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Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR-Marist Polls Shows

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:10am

Nearly 3 out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to buy a big ticket item online, according to a new NPR/Marist poll.

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Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:10am

Thawing permafrost in Alaska's Arctic is making it harder for oil companies to operate there. But a cottage industry has cropped up with new gadgets to help.

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Republicans Are Divided Over Trump's Stance On Trade

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:10am

As Trump encounters pushback from international allies on tariffs, he's facing dissent from GOP lawmakers. Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Continetti of the conservative The Washington Free Beacon.

White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:56am

Larry Kudlow said President Trump was justified in deciding that the U.S. should not sign onto a joint statement made by the seven countries that attended the G-7 summit this weekend.

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A Steelworkers Union On Trump's Tariffs

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:54am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Granite City, Ill., steelworkers union president Dan Simmons about the jobs coming back to his city after President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on foreign steel.

'It Was Never About My Gender': NYSE's First Female President Thanks Her Trailblazers

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:51am

Stacey Cunningham has been tapped as the first woman to head the New York Stock Exchange Group in its 226-year history. In her new role, she wants to bring more diversity to the male-dominated sector.

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Cal Fire Finds PG&E Equipment Responsible For Several Wildfires

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 4:14pm

California fire officials have blamed Pacific Gas and Electric Company power lines for wildfires that tore through Northern California in October.




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