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U.S. Stock Market Opens Higher After A Tumultuous Week

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:40am

A day after dropping more than 1,000 points, the Dow rebounded Friday morning along with other indexes. Analysts cited concerns about inflation and ballooning government debt for the earlier drops.

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L.L. Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Return Policy

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:34am

In a letter to customers Friday morning, the company said it has updated its return policy to give customers one year to return purchases, with a receipt.

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Asian Markets Catch Wall Street's Cold

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:38am

For the second time this week, markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Japan followed 1,000-point plunges of the Dow with big sell-offs of their own.

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Trump's Choice For New Ethics Chief Wins Praise: 'Somebody Who Plays It By The Book'

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am

Emory Rounds III is "somebody who plays it by the book," said former White House ethics counsel Richard Painter.

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Stock Market Continues Swing Downward

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

Stocks were down sharply on Thursday in a selloff that took the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 1,000 points.

News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

The federal government's funding lapsed after Sen. Rand Paul stalled a vote. Also, a look at recent swings in the stock market and how the fight against ISIS in Syria is getting more complicated.

Maine Dairy Drivers Settle Overtime Case That Hinged On An Absent Comma

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:11pm

"For want of a comma" in a state labor law, a federal appeals court had said that a group of Maine dairy drivers were eligible for overtime pay. A $5 million settlement has been reached.

Another Rout In The Stock Market, As Dow Drops More Than 1,000 Points

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:03pm

Wall Street's roller coaster continued Thursday, with all the major stock indexes posting drops of about 4 percent amid inflation concerns. The market has now tumbled 10 percent from its recent peak.

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The Market for Stolen Passwords

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:08pm

A stolen Amazon password costs $10. Bank of America is $25. What a price list discovered on the dark web says about about the market for your stolen passwords.

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Twitter Announces A Profit For The First Time

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:03am

The company attributes the strong financial results to an expanding character limit – now 280 characters, rather than the previous 140 – and making it easier to thread a series of Tweets together.

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California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:03am

In the 1980s, California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.

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Cryptocurrencies Are Created All The Time. Meet Dogecoin

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Jackson Palmer started cryptocurrency dogecoin as a joke. To his surprise, it took off. That's partly why he is not optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies.

Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

A plan drawn up by civic leaders to raise taxes has the Oklahoma governor's support but may fail at the hands of statehouse Democrats.

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2 Trade Shows, 2 Portraits Of The American Conservation Movement

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

Major outdoor shows in Colorado and Pennsylvania put a complex and divided American conservation movement on full display. But some see shared values beneath frequently political exteriors.

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In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:49am

These shoes for shoes latch onto your first pair via Velcro straps. The brand's publicist says they are practical, not just fashion for fashion's sake.

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White House Says Despite Stock Market Volatility, Economy Is Doing Well

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:04pm

President Trump's top economic adviser Kevin Hassett says that despite recent large drops in the stock market, "the fundamentals for the economy are very sound."

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'Consumer Reports' Says Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Security Vulnerabilities

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:20pm

"We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume," the consumer watchdog says.

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Media Company Tronc Selling LA Times To Billionaire Doctor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:23am

The Los Angeles Times has been mired in controversy, including an NPR report on harassment allegations against its publisher. Now the paper is being sold to a billionaire doctor.

Massachusetts Sues Equifax Amid Questions About CFPB's Investigation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Amid a report that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scaling down its probe into the Equifax breach, David Greene talks to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as the head of Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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