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China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:39 -0500

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:26:00 -0500

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs In The U.S.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Apple says that it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to create a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

News Brief: HHS To Protect Religious Objectors, Trump's First Year Poll, Apple Jobs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures for religious reasons.

U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:16:00 -0500

The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.

Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs With New Campus

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.

Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:06:00 -0500

The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

Now that the Trump administration has excluded Florida from its offshore drilling proposal, other places want the same. They're making their case as the public comment period gets underway.

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:00 -0500

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.

The Case For Earmarks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:01:00 -0500

Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

LinkedIn Co-Founder On What Resolutions Silicon Valley Should Make For 2018

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:19:00 -0500

Between sexual harassment scandals, fake ads and stronger calls for regulation, Big Tech had a rocky year in 2017. LinkedIn Co-founder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about resolutions Silicon Valley should make in 2018.

Jakarta Stock Exchange Tower Evacuated After Floor Collapses

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:30:00 -0500

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, according to Indonesian authorities. A police spokesman says nearly 80 people were injured. Terrorism has been ruled out.