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The Bear Necessities

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:03pm

The man who wrote the book on the collapse of Bear Stearns talks about what happened a decade ago and where we are today.

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In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:26pm

When President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, retaliation was expected. Now, the EU has published a list of hundreds of U.S. products that would be subject to European tariffs.

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As Bodies Are Pulled From Rubble, Questions Mount About Miami Bridge

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:25pm

Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted that the bridge's cables were being tightened when it fell. At least six people were killed when the 950-ton bridge collapsed across a South Florida roadway Thursday.

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Layoffs Hit 'Chicago Tribune' Newsroom

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper's parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.

'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:00am

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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Signs Point To Trump Getting Tougher On China Over Trade

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:54pm

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:17pm

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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How Cobalt Metal Affects Big Tech Firms Like Apple

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:13pm

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.

Calculated Risk, Calculated Caution

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:57pm

Bill McBride has been remarkably prescient about the big swings in the U.S. economy. And he's starting to get uneasy.

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After Sexual Misconduct Claims, Vegas Mogul Steve Wynn Fell Fast

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:59am

Less than two months after reported allegations, Wynn is unemployed and facing public shame and an uncertain future.

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Global Fund Pounded For Partnering With Heineken

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:39am

Critics say it's not appropriate for a health group to work with a beer company. Others argue that such partnerships are vital to eliminate diseases like AIDS and TB by 2030.

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iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:15am

The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.

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Not In Kansas Anymore: United Airlines Mix-Up Sends German Shepherd To Japan

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 6:12am

The 10-year-old dog was supposed to go to Kansas, but ended up on a trans-Pacific flight instead. It happened just one day after a dog died in an overhead luggage bin on a United flight.

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SEC Charges Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes With 'Elaborate, Years-Long Fraud'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:24am

Holmes and Theranos promised to revolutionize blood testing. The SEC says they raised $700 million by making "false statements about the company's technology, business, and financial performance."

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Senate Bill Eases Bank Regulations After 2008 Financial Crisis

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate-passed bill sharply reduces the number of banks that have to go through annual "stress tests" to determine whether they could survive an economic downturn or financial crisis.

Toys R Us To Sell Or Liquidate All U.S. Stores

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:02am

Toys R Us is officially going out of business. Unable to get its finances in order through a months-long bankruptcy process, the retail chain has reached the end of the line.

How Foreign Trade Zones In The U.S. Came Into Existence

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:02am

Foreign Trade Zones can be a way to get around a tariff. They are on U.S. soil, but they don't count as U.S. soil for customs purposes. There are hundreds of them around the U.S.

Game Over For Toys R Us: Chain Going Out Of Business

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:17pm

Toys R Us plans to close or sell all U.S. stores. The chain has struggled through a bankruptcy process, facing heavy debt inherited from a 2005 buyout and intense competition from Walmart and Amazon.

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On The West Coast, Ports Brace For Steel Tariffs

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:06pm

President Donald Trump's new tariffs have ports and steel manufacturers uneasy in the west, as they rely on steel imports from the Pacific Rim.

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Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Baseless Story

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:06pm

Joel and Mary Rich accuse Fox, its reporter and a periodic commentator of "extreme and outrageous" conduct for the May 2017 story on their son's death. Fox retracted the story but did not apologize.

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