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How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:18:00 -0500

D'Wayne Edwards created the Pensole Footwear Design Academy to try and diversify the sneaker business. Edwards was one of the first black designers in the business and created the academy, in part, because of how difficult it was for him to get started.

Craft Beer Hops the Shark

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:59:14 -0500

As craft beer exploded over the last decade, the hops business boomed. Then came the bust.

Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:34:00 -0500

President Trump is considering imposing tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. The Commerce Department says action is needed to protect the domestic industries vital to national security.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:30 -0500

One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week’s news.

U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:19 -0500

In March, many U.K. grocery stores will check IDs for energy drink purchases. Teachers, nutritionists and public health researchers have called for the measures — as has celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Overshooting, Tipping Points, and ABBA

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:08:00 -0500

How a classic econ book explains ABBA's costumes (among other things).

Idaho Insurer Moves Ahead With Health Plans That Flout Federal Rules

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:59:00 -0500

Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled new health plans that break with federal requirements in several ways, including setting premiums based on applicants' health. What will the administration do?

Google To Block 'Annoying' Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:58:00 -0500

Starting today, Google will award ads a "passing," "warning" and "failing" designation and block some of the most annoying, including pop-ups and auto-playing videos.

Why A Lot Of Very Expensive Art Is Disappearing Into Storage

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:04:00 -0500

The global art market is booming. Much of the art being bought and sold at record prices will not be seen by many people. There are too many financial incentives to keep the masterpieces in storage.

McDonald's Commits To More Balanced Happy Meals By 2022

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

The company says in the next four years, 50 percent or more of its kids meals will meet new nutrition criteria, with 600 or fewer calories per meal and caps on calories from sugar and saturated fat.

Stimulus Response

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:02:28 -0500

An economist from the Obama administration thinks the economy still needs stimulus. Will the Republican tax and spending bills provide it?

Medical Records May Finally Be Coming To Your Apple Smartphone

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:14:43 -0500

In a planned upgrade of Apple's operating system for iPhones, the Health app will include health records, so people can take detailed, personal health information anywhere.

Black Restaurant Week: Across U.S., Events Remind Diners, 'We're Here. Support Us'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:34:00 -0500

Blacks often struggle to raise capital to open and run restaurants, a legacy of discrimination. Over the past few years, promotions to help diners know which restaurants are black-owned have spread.

Tech Giants Under Pressure Over Russian Opposition Leader's Posts

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:19:00 -0500

YouTube and Instagram are reportedly facing the prospect of sanction in Russia if they do not remove posts implicating a Russian billionaire and a senior Russian government official.

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:35:00 -0500

In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small-business owners banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agrichemical company. Monsanto is taking them to court.