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What's The Best Way To Help Refugees Land A Job?

1 hour 27 min ago

Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab has created an algorithm to predict where a refugee has the best chance of finding employment.

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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

2 hours 20 min ago

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

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What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

2 hours 45 min ago

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

The Beigies

2 hours 51 min ago

Welcome to the Beigies, the only awards show honoring the best economic stories in the Fed's Beige Book.

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Accusations of 'Frat House' Behavior Trail 'LA Times' Publisher's Career

3 hours 31 min ago

Los Angeles Times CEO and publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

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The World's Most Popular Liquor Becomes Scarce On Many Shelves

4 hours 41 min ago

At 106 proof, China's famous Moutai baijiu liquor is getting hard to find, as bottles are being snatched up by speculators. Its brand parent recently became the world's most valuable distiller.

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Here Are The 20 Cities Still In The Running For Amazon's Second HQ

8 hours 17 min ago

Amazon says it reviewed 238 proposals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It says it will invest $5 billion in building the new headquarters, which could create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

10 hours 44 min ago

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

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Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs, And Build New Campus

12 hours 35 min ago

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

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Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs In The U.S.

13 hours 53 min ago

Apple says that it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to create a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

News Brief: HHS To Protect Religious Objectors, Trump's First Year Poll, Apple Jobs

13 hours 53 min ago

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures for religious reasons.

U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:16pm

The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.

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Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs With New Campus

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:16pm

Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.

Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:06pm

The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

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Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Now that the Trump administration has excluded Florida from its offshore drilling proposal, other places want the same. They're making their case as the public comment period gets underway.

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:43pm

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

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How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:34pm

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:34pm

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:34pm

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.

The Case For Earmarks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:01pm

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

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