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Parents Lose Their Daughter And Their Life Savings To Opioids

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Last year, we traveled to Muncie, Ind., to report on the economic impact of the opioid epidemic. We returned recently and discovered that economic losses don't tell the story of all that's being lost.

Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:50am

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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Long Kept Secret, Amazon Says Number Of Prime Customers Topped 100 Million

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:45pm

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has for the first time disclosed the number of paying members in a letter to shareholders. It also illustrates the vast multi-dimensional scope of Amazon's business.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer Is Shutting Down Production

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:21pm

Slide Fire will stop taking orders and halt manufacturing of the rapid-fire gun products. It is facing a class-action lawsuit for negligence, and the government is pursuing a ban on the devices.

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Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:02pm

The industry is holding its annual conference this week at Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami. Critics say a Trump appointee is helping the industry by moving to ease regulations.

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Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:11pm

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.

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Arrests At Philadelphia Starbucks Store Raise Uncomfortable Questions For Company

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as a 'third space,' away from home or the office, where everyone is supposed to feel welcome. But events last week in Philadelphia, when two black men were arrested after they refused to leave a Starbucks store, reveal that's not always the case.

Lawn Chair Economics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:40pm

China steals a lot of intellectual property from the U.S. The smartest thing for the U.S. to do in return might be ... nothing.

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3 Problems With Selling A Car In China

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:14am

For U.S. and other automakers, selling a car in China has always been difficult. But this week, China announced some moves that could pave the way for new sales for some manufacturers.

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Why Putin's Pal, Germany's Ex-Chancellor Schroeder, Isn't On A Sanctions List

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:04am

Gerhard Schroeder went from chancellor of Germany to chairman of key Russian energy corporations. But many Germans are in no mood for more sanctions against Kremlin interests.

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Besides Cohen, Other Trump-Connected Attorneys Linked To Sean Hannity

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:36am

The Fox News host had earlier been identified as a client of the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, whose offices and hotel room were raided by federal prosecutors earlier this month.

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Morgan Stanley Is Leaving Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg Reports

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:23am

A trader named Morgan Stanley was working at the Wall Street firm. Neither Morgan Stanley the man, nor Morgan Stanley the company responded to Bloomberg's request for comment about his career move.

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added nearly a million more subscribers last quarter than expected. The ground breaking streaming service is now in 190 countries.

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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Starbucks Stores To Close For An Afternoon Of Racial-Bias Education

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

Noel King talks to Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who is among the experts advising the company on the curriculum.

Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:29am

Nationally, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is in the hundreds of billions. For families of addicts, the losses can include their life savings, peace of mind and a sense of hope.

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T-Mobile Fined $40M Over 'False Ring Tones' That Masked Failed Calls

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:59pm

The Federal Communications Commission says the company had inserted such sounds in "hundreds of millions of calls." But not every FCC commissioner felt the settlement with T-Mobile was penalty enough.

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Justices May Not Disturb Status Quo When It Comes To Sales Tax For Online Purchases

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:47pm

The last time the Supreme Court considered whether businesses had to collect sales taxes for out-of-state purchases, the court ruled that they did not have to do so. But that was before the Internet. On Tuesday, the court considered the question again.

Trump Asks For More Time To File His Taxes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:26pm

The president, who has kept his taxes under wraps, will file his tax return by Oct. 15 — the deadline set for taxpayers who ask for extensions.

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With Philadelphia Arrests, Starbucks Again Becomes Focus Of Cultural Debate

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

Starbucks faces protests after the arrests of two black men last week in one of its locations. From #BlackLivesMatter to refugee resettlement, the coffee chain is no stranger to social causes.

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