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AT&T Admits 'Mistake' In Hiring Trump Lawyer, Top Company Lobbyist Steps Down

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:27am

The CEO of the telecom giant, which is trying to merge with media conglomerate Time Warner, said it now regrets hiring Michael Cohen hoping he could help clear the way.

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Starbucks Will 'Give People The Key' To Bathroom Regardless Of Purchase

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:02am

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the company will let everyone use its bathrooms, whether they bought a drink or not. It comes after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location.

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McCain Irrelevant, 'He's Dying Anyway,' White House Official Reportedly Says

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:08am

The remark, attributed to Kelly Sadler, a special assistant to President Trump, was first reported by The Hill and later confirmed by The Associated Press.

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Rising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Raising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Why A Scramble To Top Search Results Ends With Random Packages On Doorsteps

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:30pm

Strange unordered packages are showing up on doorsteps across the country. Often, they are the byproduct of an e-commerce scheme to influence search results rankings.

Failing College

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:24pm

Colleges are seeing fewer and fewer students apply every year. To try and stay solvent and attract students, they're trying all kinds of things, from lazy rivers to M&A.

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Ford Truck Production Stops As Company Scrambles To Find Another Part Supplier

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:09pm

Ford Motor Company is scrambling to find another supplier that can make a key part for its highest profit vehicle, the Ford F-150 pickup, after an explosion and fire at a key parts supplier. Ford has shut down its truck plants, and it's likely there will be a ripple effect because the plant made parts for other automakers, too.

Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 2:24pm

Prosecutors say he received thousands of pieces of mail intended for the company, including checks and corporate credit cards. He is now facing federal charges.

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FCC Plans Net Neutrality Rollback For June 11; Senate Democrats Plan A Key Challenge

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:50pm

In the Senate, a resolution of disapproval of the FCC rule has the support of every member of the Democratic caucus, along with Maine Republican Susan Collins.

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Ford Halts Production Of F-150s After Fire At Supplier's Facility

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:44pm

The most popular vehicle in America isn't rolling off production lines right now because of a lack of parts. Consumers won't feel the effect immediately, but it's unclear how long the halt will last.

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Sturm Ruger Will Track Gun Violence, After Shareholders Back 'Activist Resolution'

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:13am

Ruger says that while it will produce the gun violence report, the resolution cannot "force us to change our business."

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These Are The Potential Consequences Of Renewing Sanctions For Iran's Oil Importers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:17am

Many of Iran's top oil importers are in Asia. South Korea is among them, but U.S. pressure to decrease oil purchases puts Seoul in a tricky position ahead of President Trump's North Korea summit.

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Why Oil Prices Are At Their Highest Level In More Than 3 Years

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about whether oil prices are being affected by the U.S. pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal.

Worries That A Federal Student Loan Watchdog Will Be Defanged

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 5:14pm

The office of Students and Young Consumers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be folded into another office. Advocates are concerned about what that means for vulnerable borrowers.

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Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.

NBC Investigation Finds Employees Did Not Feel Comfortable Registering Complaints

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

NBC Universal released report critical of climate at NBC News in wake of the Matt Lauer scandal, saying employees did not feel comfortable registering formal complaints. It also said current news leadership did not have knowledge of allegations.

Google's New Voice Bot Sounds, Um, Maybe Too Real

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:31pm

The company touts AI that peppers its conversation with "uh" and "hmm" to imitate the tics of human speech. Many observers took issue with how the bot apparently tricked a human on the phone.

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Indicator and Beyond

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:10pm

It's the 100th Indicator! To celebrate, we look to the future... and to alternate futures. The Indicator takes a break from economics to tackle infinity.

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NBC Investigation Finds Matt Lauer's Accusers Credible, Executives Unaware

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:05pm

Lawyers for NBC Universal investigated allegations of inappropriate behavior by the former Today host. They found the allegations were credible, but were never reported to managers or to HR.

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