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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400Last month the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled on a question with millions of dollars at stake: Is the Snuggie a blanket with sleeves or a sleeved garment that looks like a blanket?
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:14:00 -0400Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400A tax law professor tries to change the way we pay our taxes, so it is easy and painless. His system has been tested and it works. But when he tried to convince California to adopt it, he had to square off with well-funded lobbyists and political power brokers.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:00 -0400"This is an historic moment, from which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0400The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention of helping bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400There's a lot of talk about how to revive small towns, especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. Visit Cairo, Ill., and at times it feels like a place on life support.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400The number of H-2B visas available to foreigners seeking work in the U.S. is down from last year. A Maine hotel owner is among those worried about finding enough workers to stay open over the summer.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:43:00 -0400Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:01:00 -0400Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason, two economists say.