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Trump Falls Silent On Stock Market Slump

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:08pm

President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit new records, has been silent as the market enters a new period of volatility.

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Mercedes-Benz Apologizes To China After Quoting Dalai Lama In A Car Post

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:29pm

The German automaker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.

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High-End London Restaurant Launches Uber-Style Pricing Model

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:02pm

Bob Bob Ricard, the luxury London restaurant, is one of the first to try cutting 25 percent off menu prices during off-peak times to attract more budget-minded customers. And it seems to be working.

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Sorting Out What The U.S. Markets' Volatile Start May Mean

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:48am

U.S markets showed signs of volatility on the heels of Monday's drop on Wall Street. NPR's Rachel Martin, Jim Zarroli and Scott Horsley talk about the plunge and the White House's reaction.

Wealth Manager: Consider Stock Market Activity In Context

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:36am

Barry Ritholtz, chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, says Monday's stock market drop was bad but "really isn't terrible" when compared to other big stock market plunges.

Stocks Fall Again: Dow Drops Over 500

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:10am

Stock markets in Asia and Europe fell sharply after Monday's record 1,175-point drop in the the Dow, leaving U.S. financial markets bracing for another volatile day.

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Taking The Pulse Of The Nation's Economy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:59am

To get perspective about what the sell-off in the Dow says about the nation's economic health, NPR talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Dow Experiences Biggest Point Drop In History

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:37am

The drop on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was 1,175 points. Put another way, blue-chip stocks lost about 4.6 percent of their value in one day. Foreign markets followed Wall Street.

A Big Drop In U.S. Financial Markets Drags Down Others

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:46am

Monday's plunge, 1,175 points as measured on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has affected global markets. After the Dow dropped, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dipped by about 5 percent.

News Brief: Stock Markets Drop, Democrats' Counter Memo

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The Dow Jones Industrial average finished the day down 4.6 percent. And, a House panel votes to release the democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. The White House must decide if it will block it.

Low-Wage Workers Say MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The #MeToo movement has galvanized workers in low-wage industries to shine a light on sexual harassment and assault. But it's unclear whether that is leading to systemic change.

Asian, European Markets Follow Wall Street, With Stocks Suffering Sharp Losses

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:12am

After the Dow shed 4.6 percent on Monday, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng both dipped by about 5 percent. European shares were also down sharply in early trading.

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Longtime Stock Trader Says Record Drop Could Be Result Of Positive Economic News

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:49pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities about Monday's record stock point drop.

Stocks Take Big Hit As Dow Falls 1,175 Points

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:09pm

The stock markets went through a whipsaw trading session on Monday, punctured by bouts of panic. At one point, the Dow fell as much as 1,579 points, the largest intraday-point drop in the history of the index.

It's Last Call For Trump Administration Proposal On Tip Control In Restaurant Industry

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

Monday is the deadline for Americans to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would give employers more control over workers' tips. There are reports that the administration suppressed a critical economic analysis.

White House Plan Giving Restaurant Owners More Control Over Tips Under Fire

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:21pm

Monday is the deadline for Americans to comment on the proposal. The Trump administration reportedly suppressed an analysis that found the plan could cost tipped workers billions of dollars a year.

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Wells Fargo's Corset

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:01pm

The Federal Reserve just told Wells Fargo it can't grow. On today's show: Why that's a big deal for Wells Fargo, and for other big banks.

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Battle Over Self-Driving Cars Goes To Court In Case Between Google's Waymo And Uber

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:32pm

At issue is whether Uber stole intellectual property when it hired Waymo's star engineer, Anthony Levandowski. Waymo alleges he downloaded files related to autonomous vehicle design before leaving.

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Doritos, For Her

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:05pm

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said her company is working on a version of Doritos designed for women that are low-crunch and consider how the chips will fit in a purse.

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Stocks Extend Losses, With Dow Dropping More Than 300 Points At The Open

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:16am

The stock market continued to lose ground Monday morning after Friday's steep drop, with the Dow Jones industrial average down as much as 355 points in early trading before recovering somewhat.

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