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Elon Musk Hails Tesla Reaching Goal Of 5,000 Model 3s A Week

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:25am

The electric vehicle maker missed its original goal of producing 5,000 of its lower-cost models by the end of 2017. Musk has said meeting that target is crucial to the company's success.

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Canada Slaps Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S.

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 4:25pm

Canada is imposing retaliatory tariffs on nearly $13 billion of U.S. goods. It's in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel.

Alaska Native Tannery Is Bringing Seal Back

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 7:03am

Federal regulations largely put an end to the luxury trade in seal pelts decades ago, but a reopened tannery in Alaska has created a new market for sealskin garments made by Alaska Natives.

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Efforts To Close The Gender Pay Gap In Massachusetts

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 7:13am

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act goes into effect on Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, about the city's efforts to close the gender wage gap.

Canadians Rally Around Retaliatory Tariffs Aimed At The U.S.

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 6:01am

Among the items targeted in retaliatory tariffs: ketchup, powerboats, dishwashing liquid, steel and aluminum. And gherkins. Canadian businesses have flooded a Canadian pickle business with new orders.

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An Apology And Back Pay For Editor In BBC Gender Pay Inequity Battle

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:59pm

The media giant admitted to underpaying former China editor, Carrie Gracie. Both parties have decided on a settlement that is touted as a win in the fight against the gender wage gap.

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Dungeons & Dragons & Balance Sheets

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:07pm

Every year, the nation's biggest banks are subjected to stress tests, hypothetical disaster scenarios designed to test their balance sheets. But the stress tests could soon be getting less stressful.

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Is The U.S. Headed For Recession?

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:35pm

A handful of experts are pointing to business uncertainty and a few financial and economic indicators as signs of a possible recession on the horizon. But jobs and the economy are still growing.

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Casino Comeback: 'Atlantic City's Best Days Are In Front Of It'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:26pm

Legendary gambling destination Atlantic City, N.J. has had a tough few years. Now, it wants to re-make itself to offer more: shows, spas, a local beach and dining.

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Advocates Push For Stronger Measures To Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:09am

Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in the hospitality industry, estimates that the majority of their members who are housekeepers have faced sexual harassment on the job.

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Capital Gazette Keeps Working, And Publishing, After 5 Die In Newsroom Shooting

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 8:52am

"Today we are speechless," the opinion page of The Capital reads on Friday. But that didn't stop the staff from printing a newspaper, one day after a horrible attack.

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Regina Hartley: Why We Shouldn't Overlook The "Scrapper" With The Atypical Resume

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 8:05am

Regina Hartley grew up a self-described scrapper, with far fewer opportunities than her peers. Now the VP of Human Resources at UPS, she says she knows the value of candidates who faced adversity.

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Jeff Smith: How Much Entrepreneurial Potential Lives Inside Our Prisons?

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 8:05am

After serving a year in prison, Jeff Smith realized his fellow inmates were just as business savvy as many on the outside. He now works to help inmates harness those skills when they leave prison.

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What We Know About The Alleged Gunman At A Maryland Newspaper

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:35am

Police have identified 38-year-old Jarrod W. Ramos as the man they say gunned down five people at the offices of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday.

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Why Teen Employment Numbers Are Down

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:05am

We look at the reasons why the number of teenagers looking for summer jobs has dropped over the past few decades.

California Passes Strict Internet Privacy Law With Implications For The Country

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:05am

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an Internet privacy bill that would significantly expand online privacy rights of consumers in that state.

Trump's New IRS 'Postcard' Is Not So Simple And Not Really A Postcard

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump and Congressional Republicans promised taxpayers could file their returns on a postcard, but the new IRS effort isn't quite that.

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Capital Gazette Shooting Victims: The 5 Killed In Attack On Maryland Newspaper

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 1:39am

A gunman entered the offices of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis Thursday and opened fire, killing four of the paper's journalists and a sales assistant. We have profiles of the victims.

President Trump Tells Exporters To Be Patient, Shows No Signs Of Backing Down On Trade

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 4:56pm

President Trump attended the groundbreaking of a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin Thursday. He's touting the new Foxconn plant as a sign his economic policies are working, but the evidence is mixed.

Bubble, Bubble, Oil And Trouble

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 3:32pm

The price of oil continued climbing throughout this year, catching forecasters and consumers by surprise. What happened, and what might make it move in the second half of the year?

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