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Los Angeles Times To Be Sold

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the paper to a billionaire doctor after months of tumult at the organization.

Steve Wynn Resigns As Head Of Wynn Resorts Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:04am

The accusations against the 76-year-old billionaire who owns casinos in Las Vegas and the Chinese territory of Macau were first published last month by The Wall Street Journal.

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Federal Report Blames A Type Of Sleep Apnea For Train Crashes

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:30pm

The National Transportation Safety Board said two recent commuter rail accidents that killed one person and injured more than 200 others were caused by engineers falling asleep at the controls.

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Big Food Versus Big Chicken: Lawsuits Allege Processors Conspired To Fix Bird Prices

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:38pm

Wholesalers, retailers and food distribution giants allege that America's biggest poultry processors colluded to raise the price of broiler chickens over a decade.

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Tronc Preparing To Sell The Los Angeles Times

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:15pm

Among the issues roiling the Times is the turnover of executives after reporting by NPR's David Folkenflik on allegations of sexual harassment. Times journalists also voted recently to unionize.

Dow De Ching

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:37pm

The stock market's drop over the past few days wasn't weird. What was weird was what the market did for all of 2017.

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Best Buy To Pull CDs From Its Stores, According To Report

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:25pm

In 2011, 331 million CDs, CSs, LPs and digital albums were sold in the U.S. That figure nearly halved just 6 years later in 2017, when sales were at 167 million.

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How Consumers Should Approach A Volatile Stock Market

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:23pm

The stock market plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday, reversing the growth in the markets throughout 2017. Richard Salmen is chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what consumers should be doing.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Says He's Not Worried About Volatile Stock Market

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:23pm

After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.

Trump Falls Silent On Stock Market Slump

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:08pm

President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit new records, has been silent as the market enters a new period of volatility.

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Mercedes-Benz Apologizes To China After Quoting Dalai Lama In A Car Post

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:29pm

The German automaker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.

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High-End London Restaurant Launches Uber-Style Pricing Model

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:02pm

Bob Bob Ricard, the luxury London restaurant, is one of the first to try cutting 25 percent off menu prices during off-peak times to attract more budget-minded customers. And it seems to be working.

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Sorting Out What The U.S. Markets' Volatile Start May Mean

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:48am

U.S markets showed signs of volatility on the heels of Monday's drop on Wall Street. NPR's Rachel Martin, Jim Zarroli and Scott Horsley talk about the plunge and the White House's reaction.

Wealth Manager: Consider Stock Market Activity In Context

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:36am

Barry Ritholtz, chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, says Monday's stock market drop was bad but "really isn't terrible" when compared to other big stock market plunges.

Stocks Fall Again: Dow Drops Over 500

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:10am

Stock markets in Asia and Europe fell sharply after Monday's record 1,175-point drop in the the Dow, leaving U.S. financial markets bracing for another volatile day.

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Taking The Pulse Of The Nation's Economy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:59am

To get perspective about what the sell-off in the Dow says about the nation's economic health, NPR talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Dow Experiences Biggest Point Drop In History

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:37am

The drop on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was 1,175 points. Put another way, blue-chip stocks lost about 4.6 percent of their value in one day. Foreign markets followed Wall Street.

A Big Drop In U.S. Financial Markets Drags Down Others

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:46am

Monday's plunge, 1,175 points as measured on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has affected global markets. After the Dow dropped, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dipped by about 5 percent.

News Brief: Stock Markets Drop, Democrats' Counter Memo

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The Dow Jones Industrial average finished the day down 4.6 percent. And, a House panel votes to release the democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. The White House must decide if it will block it.

Low-Wage Workers Say MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:59am

The #MeToo movement has galvanized workers in low-wage industries to shine a light on sexual harassment and assault. But it's unclear whether that is leading to systemic change.

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