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Starbucks To Close 8,000 Stores For Employee Racial-Bias Training

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

This follows the arrest of two African American men in one of Starbucks' Philadelphia stores after an employee called police. The two men hadn't bought anything and were waiting on a friend to arrive.

China Says It Will Follow Through With Promises To Open Up Market To Foreign Automakers

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

China has announced it will take steps to make good on promises to open up to foreign automakers. In coming years, it will ease longstanding rules that were barriers for car companies like Tesla, Volkswagen and GM seeking a foot-hold in China.

Conservative Talk Show Host Sean Hannity Defends Connection To Trump's Lawyer

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

The revelation that Fox News host Sean Hannity is the mystery third client of President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen is raising big questions about Hannity's judgment. Hannity defended Cohen on the air and railed against the raid of his home and office, but never disclosed his association with Cohen to Fox viewers.

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.

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Tax Refunds, A Habitual Health Problem

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:07pm

The way many Americans manage their taxes could be bad for their health.

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NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:51pm

Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news, but he also had a lively sense of humor, revealed late in his career when he became the judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:47pm

House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?

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Trade And Nukes On The Agenda As Trump Meets Japan's Prime Minister

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:37pm

President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

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1 Person Dies After Southwest Jet With Engine Trouble Makes Emergency Landing

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:36pm

Seven people were treated for minor injuries onboard the flight from New York that was bound for Dallas but forced to land in Philadelphia. Photos showed a mangled engine and a broken window.

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'We Are Going Down': Southwest Makes Emergency Landing In Philadelphia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:36pm

Passengers said a woman was injured and that one of the windows was blown out when the plane had engine trouble. The flight from New York was bound for Dallas with 148 people on board.

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It's Tax Day. And The IRS' Online Payment Service Is Down

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:31pm

The Internal Revenue Service's online payment tool is "currently unavailable," as a note on the site informs users ahead of the midnight filing deadline. The IRS acknowledges "technical difficulties."

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Beijing Forges Ahead With 'Made In China' Policy, Targeted By Proposed U.S. Tariffs

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:46am

"Why should one country take aim at another country's policy to develop its own economy?" a Chinese auto industry leader says of U.S. threats and tariffs. "Just mind your own business."

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In Latest Trade Salvo, China Imposes 179 Percent Tariff On U.S. Sorghum

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:40am

China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized.

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Internet Sales Tax Case Goes To Supreme Court

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Will you soon have to pay sales tax for every online purchase? A multibillion-dollar dispute that goes to the heart of that question lands in the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

A multibillion-dollar dispute on Internet sales taxes lands at the Supreme Court Tuesday. The decision could have far-reaching consequences for consumers, states and companies large and small.

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China's Quarterly Growth Comes In (Again) At 6.8 Percent

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:49am

China is hoping for a balance between its desire for an economy based more on consumption while at the same time trying to rein in rapidly increasing household debt.

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Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:56pm

Facebook users in Illinois argue that the company has violated their privacy rights under state law and the damages could amount to billions of dollars.

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Merck Immunotherapy Drug Shines In Lung Cancer Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:43pm

Research finds that more than two-thirds of lung cancer patients who received Keytruda plus chemotherapy would be alive a year later, compared with about half of people who only got chemotherapy.

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Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:34pm

When Europe begins enforcing sweeping new privacy rules next month, it will have a major impact on U.S. tech companies, both large and small. And it could affect American Internet users as well.

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