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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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France's Finance Minister Sues Tech Giants Apple And Google

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:14pm

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Wednesday a lawsuit against Apple and Google for what he claims are "abusive" practices against software developers. NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Le Maire about the lawsuit and tension between European countries and American tech giants.

What Trade Organization?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:00pm

The justification used by the Trump administration for its steel and aluminum tariffs is riskier for the global trading system than the tariffs themselves.

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Google Follows Facebook In Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:24pm

The search giant also announced new restrictions on advertisements for other financial products. The ban on cryptocurrency-related ads follows a similar move by advertising competitor Facebook.

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Women In Hospitality Come Together Over Shared Passion For Food Business

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 1:36pm

Part event-planning company, part online publication, D.C.-based Pineapple Collaborative is expanding to other cities, connecting women who work in the traditionally male-dominated food industry.

Report: Trump To Name CNBC Commentator Larry Kudlow As Top Economic Adviser

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:21pm

CNBC is reporting that the network's commentator Larry Kudlow is going to be named as director of the National Economic Council, to replace Gary Cohn as President Trump's economic adviser.

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Dog Dies In Overhead Bin On United Flight; Airline Apologizes

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:25am

The incident prompted shock, outrage and sadness, particularly after it emerged that a flight attendant had required a family to put their young dog in the overhead bin for a three-hour flight.

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Trump Blocks Broadcom, Qualcomm Merger Citing National Security Concerns

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

President Trump issued an unusual executive order to block a merger — a massive bid by Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom to buy America's largest mobile chipmaker Qualcomm. At the heart of the deal is the future of wireless technology.

Two Puerto Rican Chefs Weathered The Worst; Now Honored By The Best

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:23pm

After hurricanes Irma and Maria, these chefs defied the destruction, kept their restaurants open and fed hungry victims. Will they be finalists for the culinary world's prestigious James Beard Awards?

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Bonds... Japanese Bonds

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:56pm

Team Indicator takes your questions, concerns, and James Bond-related car trivia.

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Not Just The Boys' Beer Club: Female Crafters Tap Their Skills For Brew Day

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:33pm

Women around the U.S. joined forces to make batches of beer last week. The event is part of a global initiative to highlight women's growing influence on a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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The Mogul President

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:18am

Follow the money.

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Citing National Security, Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

The Trump administration has blocked a Singapore-based company from acquiring U.S. chip manufacturer Qualcomm. At the heart of the $117 billion deal is the future of wireless technology.

Does Your Office NCAA Tournament Pool Offer $1 Million For Life?

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:32am

Billionaire CEO Warren Buffett told CNBC that any Berkshire Hathaway employee who accurately predicts all Sweet 16 teams will receive $1 million per year for the rest of his or her life.

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President Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm, Citing National Security

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:49pm

By acquiring Qualcomm, a leading American chipmaker, the president said the Singapore-based Broadcom "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."

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'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:40pm

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

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