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Why Are New Hampshire's Tax-Free Liquor Stores Selling So Much Hennessy?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:23pm

So much cognac is being sold that one official is asking the state attorney general to investigate whether the Liquor Commission is turning a blind eye to bootlegging and money-laundering activities.

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Trump Pits Video Game Makers Against Harshest Critics In Closed-Door Meeting

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:46am

After the Parkland high school shooting, the president said video games are "really shaping young people's thoughts." Then he invited makers of those games to the White House to meet with critics.

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Applebee's Customers In 15 States May Have Had Credit Card Information Exposed

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:11am

A franchise owner of 167 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states says malware on its point of sale systems could have exposed customers' credit card information to hackers.

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Trump Versus The Golden State

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:06am

Who would've thought the administration's first pre-emptive strike would be against California?

Health Insurer Cigna To Pay $67 Billion For Express Scripts

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:20am

The proposed merger is the latest in a string of big health care business combinations, as companies within the industry look for leverage and savings.

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Alexa, Please Stop Laughing: Amazon Says It's Fixing Device's Unprompted Cackles

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:13am

After social media lit up with tales of creepy laughter, we now know why: The Echo's virtual assistant has been spontaneously laughing at its users. Now, the company says it is working on the issue.

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The TPP Is Dead. Long Live The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:01am

The U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year. But the remaining 11 signatories carried on, cobbling together a pact under a new name they're signing Thursday. Here's how it happened.

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In The White House Cabinet Room, Parallels To 'Apprentice' Boardroom

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:42am

A former producer from The Apprentice says he feels for White House advisors watching as President Trump goes off script in televised cabinet room listening sessions, much as he did on the show.

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Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Business, about the looming tariffs. Dean is a former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.

Unions Divided Over Steel Tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Ken Neumann, Canadian national director of the United Steelworkers Union, about President Trump's steel tariff proposals.

China Churns Out Half The World's Steel, And Other Steelmakers Feel Pinched

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:11am

U.S. steel producers have seen their market share erode since China began ramping up production. President Trump sees tariffs on imports as a way to protect domestic producers.

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America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:00am

The U.S. is on track to become the world's biggest oil producer. Technology advances and automation mean this can happen with fewer workers than during the last boom.

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Trump Expected To Formally Order Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump's order, which may come as early as Thursday, could include exceptions for U.S. allies. The plan has prompted fears of a trade war, and GOP leaders have spoken out against it.

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As U.S. Steelmakers Cheer Tariffs, A Michigan Factory's Future Looks Bleak

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:00am

While some U.S. steel manufacturers may be embracing tariffs on imported steel, it could hurt some small manufacturers. Simonds International says it could put its Michigan plant out of business.

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Congressional Republicans Unlikely To Act To Counter Trump On Tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:00am

Since taking office, no issue has pitted the president against his allies in Congress more than tariffs. Party leaders, including Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have voiced rare public concern.

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Women Of Color Are Severely Underrepresented In Newsrooms, Study Says

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:09pm

They make up just 7.95 percent of U.S. print newsroom staff, 12.6 percent of local TV news staff and 6.2 percent of local radio staff.

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FBI Used Paid Informants On Best Buy's Geek Squad To Flag Child Pornography

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:06pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says federal agents may be using the computer repair technicians to circumvent Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless searches.

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Trump Expected To Sign Off On Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Despite Controversy

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:20pm

President Trump is expected to sign off on steel and aluminum tariffs by the end of the week. That's despite the controversy they've generated, including spurring the exit of a key economic aide.

A Child Prodigy, A Nervous Breakdown, and The Discovery of Romantic Poetry

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:32pm

What happens when a classical economist finds out the world is much more complicated than he thought?

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Gig Economy Renews Debate Over Whether Contractors Are Really Workers

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:00pm

Courts are weighing whether some contractors for firms like Uber and Grubhub should receive the rights and benefits afforded to employees — a choice one judge calls an "all-or-nothing" proposition.

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