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The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:20am

Since its debut last summer, Fortnite has had over 150 million downloads worldwide. When the mobile version was launched in early April, revenues tripled in one day.

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Trump Administration Talks Trade With China

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

The U.S. sent a delegation of economic advisers to China in an attempt to avert trade war. NPR's Scott Simon asks economist Philip Levy of Northwestern University about the complex negotiations.

The Perks Of Counting The Wallflowers

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:35pm

It's jobs day! But the unemployment number might not be the most important thing to watch.

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U.S. Trade Talks With China End With No Agreement

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The latest round of talks between the U.S. and China ended with no agreement on how to cut the trade deficit between the two countries.

FBI Indictment Opens A Rare Window Into How Chinese Firms Operate Overseas

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The arrest of a man accused of bribing African leaders is shedding a rare light onto how China's government and its companies operate abroad.

U.S. Unemployment Dips Below 4 Percent For The First Time In More Than 17 Years

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The nation's unemployment rate fell below 4 percent for the first time in more than 17 years. That's according to the government's monthly employment report released Friday. Employers added 164,000 workers to payrolls.

U.S. Trade Team Leaves China Talks Without Any Big Breakthroughs

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:05am

The U.S. team had hoped to cut the trade imbalance by $200 billion and stop China from targeting U.S. technology and intellectual property.

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U.S. Unemployment Drops To 3.9 Percent — Lowest Since 2000

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:32am

The last time the U.S. jobless percentage sat below 4 percent was in December of 1999. April brought net job gains, but fell short of economists' predictions.

D.C. Un-United: Amazon's Second HQ Pits City Vs. Its Suburbs

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:22am

Amazon is working on a whittled-down list of cities where it might build the second headquarters. Among the bidders, Washington, D.C., stands out for competing against two of its next-door neighbors.

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Former Volkswagen CEO Indicted Over Emission Testing Scandal

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:26am

A U.S. grand jury has charged Martin Winterkorn, VW's former CEO and 5 other ex-executives on felony charges of conspiracy. In 2015, VW admitted installing cheat devices in its diesel vehicles.

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More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:34pm

States and cities are banning questions about prior pay in the hopes of narrowing gender and racial pay gaps. More employers are finding ways around the legal patchwork by eliminating the question.

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Major News Outlets Under Scrutiny For How They Handled Controversies

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:37pm

The New York Times and MSNBC are both facing criticisms they were less than transparent in handling recent complaints against high-profile employees.

Baby Bubbles

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:01pm

Housing markets are hot. But are they bubblicious?

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Elon Musk To Analysts: Stop With The 'Boring, Bonehead Questions' On Tesla

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:36am

The Tesla CEO is known for being outspoken, but after his auto company reported a record loss Musk seemed to lose patience with analysts. "Boring, bonehead questions are not cool," he said.

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Tesla Is Burning Through Cash At An Even Greater Rate Than Expected

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:58am

Tesla is predicting it will start generating cash in the second half of the year when it scales up production and delivery of its mass market Model 3.

Worker Shortage Hurts California's Agriculture Industry

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:58am

Dollar for dollar, California is the biggest agriculture economy in the country. And lately, farmers in the state have been struggling with a new problem: A shortage of workers during harvest season.

Morning News Brief: Giuliani On Fox News, Trade Talks With China

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to Rudy Giuliani. And a U.S. delegation will meet with their Chinese counterparts.

Men Arrested In Philadelphia Starbucks Reach Settlements

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:06am

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, arrested last month, were offered free college tuition by Starbucks, while the city promised to set up a high school program for young entrepreneurs.

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In The New York Real Estate Market, Trump's Name May Be Losing Its Luster

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:04pm

Trump Place, a condominium building on Manhattan's West Side, heads to court Thursday to ask a judge whether it has the right to change its name.

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Facebook To Join The Dating Game As Privacy Concerns Abound

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Casey Newton of The Verge about Facebook joining the dating game. Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement Tuesday at F8 and some say the timing of the announcement seems a little more than ironic.

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