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A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 2:28pm

Tesla is building what it says is the world's largest battery factory. The scale is expected to drive down the cost of electric cars and batteries that homeowners can use to store surplus solar power.

Is Yellowstone National Park In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 2:12pm

Each year, the park attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky.

Analysis: Modest Effect If UnitedHealth Withdraws From Exchanges

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 1:36pm

If UnitedHealth stops selling insurance on marketplaces across the country (and isn't replaced by rivals), premiums for exchange plans could rise modestly — about 1 percent on average.

China Killed 1 Million U.S. Jobs, But Don't Blame Trade Deals

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 6:01am

Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.

OPEC Tried To Boost Price Of Oil, But Couldn't Agree On Production Cuts

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 5:50am

The oil-producing nations in the group gathered in Qatar to discuss the possibility of a production freeze, but Saudi Arabia balked at the idea of a freeze that didn't include Iran.

What Does Wall Street Want In A Presidential Candidate?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

How important is Wall Street's support to a presidential candidate? David Greene talks to Barry Ritholtz, chairman of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a frequent commentator on the world of finance.

Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.

Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.

More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren't Enough Counselors

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:30am

After Angelina Jolie disclosed her genetic predisposition for breast cancer, demand for genetic tests went up. Counselors help interpret those tests, and demand for their services has increased, too.

For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 9:00am

Potential buyers are due to submit bids for Yahoo's core Internet business on Monday. Yahoo may be the number three search engine, but it's struggled to attract investors and keep up with competitors.

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Aren't 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

How Do We Ensure Big Banks Are 'Too Big To Fail?'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

In this week's installment of Hanging On, Weekend Edition's series about issues facing the middle class, we ask why some of the country's biggest banks are still "too big to fail."

After Factory Plant Closures, Job Loss, A Small NY Town Struggles To Bounce Back

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00am

Small towns like Massena, N.Y., have been devastated by recent plant closures, and presidential candidates are blaming free trade agreements. Former factory workers admit they had a part to play too.

For Couples Skipping The Ring, It Pays To Plot Out Finances

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 5:23am

As couples live together in greater numbers, old rules about how to divide finances and plan for the future don't quite fit the modern family. Experts offer financial tips for unmarried couples.

Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 7:38am

Texas is one of 24 states driving the lawsuit against Obama's climate change initiative. But some of the state's energy companies transitioning toward cleaner sources support the new regulations.

Apple-FBI: The Theories And Mysteries Of The San Bernardino iPhone

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 7:00am

It's looking increasingly unlikely that the FBI will tell Apple how it got inside the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Speculation continues to surround the technique and its results.

Obama Urges Opening Cable TV Boxes To Competition

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:46pm

The FCC says it costs subscribers an average of $231 a year to rent the boxes that enable them to watch cable TV. The president supports making it easier for viewers to buy the boxes instead.

AMC Backtracks On Experiment To Allow Texting In Theaters After Outcry

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

AMC said on Thursday it was considering allowing texting in some of its movie theaters. The outrage was immediate and loud, and on Friday, the company announced that it had reconsidered.

NBA Jerseys Can Bear Advertising Logos, League Says

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:10am

Starting in 2017, NBA players will see two new logos on their jerseys: one from Nike, and another from corporate sponsors that make deals with each team.

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