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Senior citizens talk about the adjustments they're making as cost of living rises

5 hours 37 min ago

Three senior citizens from the Washington, D.C.-area who rely on Social Security for their income talk about the changes they've made as the cost of living has risen.

Pessimism on Wall Street as Federal Reserve hikes interest rates

5 hours 37 min ago

After the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again, and forecast more big hikes in the coming months, pessimism reigned supreme on Wall Street.

Climate activists want Biden to fire the head of the World Bank. Here's why

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 2:48pm

Climate activists have never liked Trump-appointed World Bank President David Malpass. But this week, his comments on climate change fueled calls for President Biden to make a change.

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NPR chief news executive Nancy Barnes to depart as network reshapes top ranks

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 2:34pm

Nancy Barnes, NPR's newsroom leader, announced her departure as the network moved to create a new executive to oversee both the news and programming divisions.

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U.S. lets tech firms boost internet access in Iran following a crackdown on protesters

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:51am

The move authorizes firms to offer more social media and collaboration platforms, video conferencing and cloud-based services in Iran following a crackdown on protests over the death of Mahsa Amini.

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Stock markets drop as Wall Street takes a gloomy view of the economy

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:49am

The Dow fell more than 500 points in morning trading on Friday to a low not seen for nearly two years.

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Power outages and problems accessing fuel force Puerto Rico grocery stores to close

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 11:07am

A growing number of businesses are temporarily closing across the island as power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona drag on, sparking concern about the availability of fuel and basic goods.

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FedEx delivers unexpected bad news to Wall Street

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:00am

A surprise warning from FedEx has shocked Wall Street and worried some about the direction of the economy.

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Big Bank CEOS answer questions from lawmakers banking fraud protections

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of some of the country's biggest banks this week, on everything from cryptocurrencies to overdraft fees to their business relationships with China.

How "wash trading" is perpetuating crypto fraud

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

The enormous number of fake Bitcoin trades may be traced to an age-old practice used to manipulate markets. It's called "wash trading."

The woman who called 911 on a Black bird watcher wasn't wrongfully fired, judge rules

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 2:00am

Amy Cooper, a white woman, lost her job as a portfolio manager at a New York investment firm after she called the police on a Black man who asked her to put her dog on a leash.

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Boeing will pay $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max crashes

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 5:39pm

The SEC charges Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg "with making materially misleading public statements" following 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.

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Your beer needs carbon dioxide, but the price skyrocketed over the summer

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 1:17pm

The gas brings the bubbles to your beer. But brewers now face a carbon dioxide shortage — and the risk of production cuts and price hikes.

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Workers are changing jobs and getting raises, and still struggling financially

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 11:02am

It should be good news for Americans: a new poll shows almost everyone is getting a raise and they're not having to stick it out in jobs they hate. But for many the financial struggle continues.

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McDonald's reopens in Ukraine, feeding customers' nostalgia — and future hopes

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 10:34am

All of the chain's 100-plus locations in Ukraine closed after Russia invaded in February. Three reopened in Kyiv this week, for delivery only. "It's a nice gift from McDonald's," one customer says.

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The heartbreak and cost of losing a baby in America

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 8:50am

Even after their babies died, hospital bills kept coming. These parents of fragile, very sick infants faced exorbitant bills — though they had insurance. "The process was just so heartless," one says.

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Over 1 million Teslas are recalled because the windows can pinch fingers

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 8:47am

The automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, a violation of federal safety standards. An online software update will fix the problem, Tesla says.

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Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 4:05am

The streaming giant said it would prohibit content that included unlicensed slots, roulette, or dice games. Sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will still be permitted on Twitch.

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Puerto Rico is in the dark again, but solar companies see glimmers of hope

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 4:26pm

Around 50,000 solar and battery power systems have been installed on homes in Puerto Rico in recent years, and most seemed to continue working during Hurricane Fiona.

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The reopening of McDonald's in Ukraine is serving up a reminder of life before war

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 4:06pm

Many in Ukraine are unfazed by the news that Russia is mobilizing 300,000 troops — and are instead going to McDonald's, which has just reopened.

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