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Recent Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint Are Hurting U.S. Papers, Could Trigger Job Cuts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:00pm

Recent tariffs on Canadian newsprint are hurting U.S. newspapers, potentially triggering further job cuts and consolidation. The duties of up to 32 percent come after a complaint from a single U.S. supplier, and are opposed by the domestic paper industry trade group.

Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm

Commissioner Richard Ross said he was taking responsibility for making the incident "worse," after initially saying officers did nothing wrong.

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For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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AT&T CEO Says Proposed Merger With Time Warner Would Benefit Everyone

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner arguing it will weaken competition and harm consumers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand Tuesday to argue that the merger will benefit both the companies and the public.

Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:52pm

President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.

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Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:35am

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:19am

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:29am

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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What Happened On That Southwest Flight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:13am

A catastrophic failure on a Southwest Airlines flight killed one passenger and injured several others this week. It's prompted airlines around the world to inspect certain kinds of airplane engines.

FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:03am

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

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Women Find New Ways To Raise Venture Capital

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Just 2 percent of all venture capital dollars go to women. Now women are finding a different way to fund their businesses.

Parents Lose Their Daughter And Their Life Savings To Opioids

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Last year, we traveled to Muncie, Ind., to report on the economic impact of the opioid epidemic. We returned recently and discovered that economic losses don't tell the story of all that's being lost.

Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:50am

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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Long Kept Secret, Amazon Says Number Of Prime Customers Topped 100 Million

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:45pm

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has for the first time disclosed the number of paying members in a letter to shareholders. It also illustrates the vast multi-dimensional scope of Amazon's business.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer Is Shutting Down Production

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:21pm

Slide Fire will stop taking orders and halt manufacturing of the rapid-fire gun products. It is facing a class-action lawsuit for negligence, and the government is pursuing a ban on the devices.

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Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:02pm

The industry is holding its annual conference this week at Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami. Critics say a Trump appointee is helping the industry by moving to ease regulations.

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Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:11pm

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.

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Arrests At Philadelphia Starbucks Store Raise Uncomfortable Questions For Company

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as a 'third space,' away from home or the office, where everyone is supposed to feel welcome. But events last week in Philadelphia, when two black men were arrested after they refused to leave a Starbucks store, reveal that's not always the case.

Lawn Chair Economics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:40pm

China steals a lot of intellectual property from the U.S. The smartest thing for the U.S. to do in return might be ... nothing.

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3 Problems With Selling A Car In China

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:14am

For U.S. and other automakers, selling a car in China has always been difficult. But this week, China announced some moves that could pave the way for new sales for some manufacturers.

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