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In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:35 -0400

Walmart has partnered with the app Handy to link customers with home-services professionals. Major retail companies are in a big movement, trying to become more than just places that sell you things.

Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:39:00 -0400

The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:02:00 -0400

Celina Raddatz worked in eldercare for about 30 years, until her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she quit her job to take care of her. Now Raddatz works as a paid caregiver for her mother.

Report: Cambridge Analytica 'Harvested Private Information'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:26 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times about Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested information from millions of Facebook users without their permission.

Snapchat's Stock Sinks After Rihanna Denounces Domestic Violence Ad

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:40:18 -0400

The ad asked would you rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat pulled the ad, but its stock prices were still down by week's end.

Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:58 -0400

Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

Facebook Suspends Political Data Firm Used In Trump Campaign

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:18:00 -0400

Cambridge Analytica concedes it improperly received Facebook users' personal information but denies using it for the campaign. Facebook said the company may not have deleted the data as promised.

Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.

The Bear Necessities

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:03:11 -0400

The man who wrote the book on the collapse of Bear Stearns talks about what happened a decade ago and where we are today.

In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:26:36 -0400

The European Union has published an exhaustive 10-page list of hundreds of U.S. products that could be subject to European tariffs.

State Officials Say They Received A Warning About Cracks Before Bridge Collapse

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:25:00 -0400

Transportation authorities say an engineer on the project left them a voicemail saying he saw some cracks. There is no official word on why the bridge came down Thursday, killing at least six people.

Layoffs Hit 'Chicago Tribune' Newsroom

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0400

The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper's parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.

'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:40 -0400

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

Trump Prepares To Get Tougher On China Over Trade

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:54:00 -0400

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:17:00 -0400

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.