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Visitors Slowly Returning To Virgin Islands After Hurricanes' Destruction

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:03am

With tourism way down after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands have lost their main economic engine at a time when it's most needed. But recovery is gradually happening.

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Amazon Reports Biggest Quarterly Profit Of $1.9 Billion

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:28pm

The retail giant said its sales jumped 38 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, as people bought more Echo devices and Prime subscriptions during the booming holiday season. The tax bill also helped.

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We're Spending Less Time On Facebook, And Mark Zuckerberg Says That's Great

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:18pm

Zuckerberg says if people spend less time on the site — but the time they spend is higher-quality and involves more interaction — it's good for his bottom line. It's also good for society, he says.

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Countdown Begins As 'Planet Money's' Satellite Gets Placed On Rocket

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

In the final part of the three-part series, the Planet Money satellite gets placed on top of a rocket and the countdown begins. There is a lot that can go wrong when going to space, and it's a nail-biting ride for everyone on launch day.

What America Sells To The World

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:00pm

U.S. exports include airplanes, education and lots of blood.

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