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Automakers Fight Weaker Sales by Cutting Shifts, Laying Off Workers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:59:00 GMT

Despite other signs of a relatively healthy economy, automakers have been scheduling production cuts faster than at any time since the Great Recession.SUVs move through the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mike StoneSUVs move through the assembly line at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas. REUTERS/Mike Stone


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Move Over 'Man Cave' — Now It's All About the 'She Shed'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:31:00 GMT

Across the country and around the world, women are transforming their backyard potting sheds and structures into "She Sheds."Jenny Karp built this "She Shed" with a local shed designer and builder using mostly recycled materials - and a little help from her husband.Jenny Karp paints wooden greeting cards for her small business, Glitterfarm, in her "She Shed" in San Luis Obispo, California.Jenny Karp built this "She Shed" with a local shed designer and builder using mostly recycled materials - and a little help from her husband.


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Why Your Credit Score May Go Up This July

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:50:58 GMT

Good news: Your credit score may be 10 to 40 points higher next month.You may have access to more credit this summer.


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Are You Getting Ripped Off at the Gas Station?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:00 GMT

Faulty gas pumps mean you could be buying watered down gas, gas with sediment in it, or getting less gas than you pay for.A motorist pumps fuel into his vehicle at JJ's Express Gas Plus station in Phoenix gas station in Phoenix, Arizona. REUTERS/Joshua LottA motorist pumps fuel into his vehicle at a gas station. REUTERS/Joshua Lott


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Oh, Sorry, You Don't Get Summer Fridays?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:31:00 GMT

Working for the weekend is getting easier this summer.People enjoy the hot spring weather at Bryant Park on June 1, 2017 in New York.People enjoy the hot spring weather at Bryant Park on June 1 in New York.


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Are People Actually Tipping Their Uber Drivers?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:56:57 GMT

Uber's new tipping option rolled out in three cities this week and will cover the entire United States by the end of July.An Uber driver waits for a client in Manhattan.An Uber driver waits for a client in Manhattan.


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New Senate Health Bill Could Hit the Middle Class Hard

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Obamacare was attacked for spiking insurance premiums. But they could go up even more under the new proposal.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, followed by Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves a Republican meeting on healthcare, on June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.


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What You're Eating Is Affecting Your Productivity

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:17:00 GMT

When, what and how you eat can have some eye-opening effects on your ability to get things done — and get ahead — at work.What you eat can have surprising effects on your ability to work.Steam rising from coffee


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Men Can't Pick Who They Sit Beside on Planes, Israeli Court Rules

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:10:00 GMT

The case pitted Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old who fled the Nazis during World War II, against Israel's national carrier El Al.Renee RabinowitzRenee Rabinowitz An El Al plane


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R.U.D.E. in the U.S.A.: Has Incivility Hit a Crisis Point?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:13:00 GMT

Three-quarters of Americans believe incivility has reached "crisis levels," and 73 percent feel the U.S. is "losing stature as a civil nation."Supporters of President Donald Trump, right, and anti-Trump protesters fight for a U.S. flag during a "People 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley, California, on March 4.Supporters of President Donald Trump, right, and anti-Trump protesters fight for a U.S. flag during a "People 4 Trump" rally in Berkeley, California, on March 4.


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Which Automaker Ranks Highest for Quality? Surprisingly, It's Kia

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:20:00 GMT

Kia topped the list of brands in J.D. Power's annual quality study — but only four Detroit brands made the top 10, and just one Japanese automaker.The 2017 Kia Sportage is introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonThe 2017 Kia Sportage is introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson


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The 9 Highest-Paying Jobs Requiring an Associate Degree Are...

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:21:19 GMT

Here are the top nine according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2016.A plane passes the air traffic control tower at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia on June 5, 2017.


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Young Prince Shakes Up Ultra-Conservative Saudi Arabia

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:59:13 GMT

NBC News looked at the rise of Mohammad bin Salman, who was named as crown prince to Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday, during a visit in November.Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Participants of the MiSK Global Forum mingle outside the conference hall in the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh on Nov. 16.Women walk in the Kuwaiti Souk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 14.Posters of Saudi Arabia's King Salman (top), Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef (bottom, left) and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (bottom, right) hang on the street in the Kuwaiti Souk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 14.


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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:41:00 GMT

Travis Kalanick promised to reinvent his company as "Uber 2.0" after a string of scandals — but investors ran out if patience and demanded he quit.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivers a speech at the Third Netease Future Technology Conference in Beijing, China on June 28, 2016.


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Women Who Start Companies Want Flexibility, Men Want To Be Boss

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:34:00 GMT

Women who start their own companies are more likely to be seeking a flexible schedule than men, who say they do so to be their own boss.



Will McDonald's Customers Wait for the New Quarter Pounder?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:10:00 GMT

McDonald's is rolling out its Quarter Pounder made with fresh beef in select stores and is expected to be served in all U.S. stores by mid-2018.A hamburgers made with fresh beef is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas, Texas, U.S. April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Liz HamptonA hamburgers made with fresh beef is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas, Texas, U.S. April 18, 2017.A sign advertising hamburgers made with fresh beef is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas, Texas, U.S. April 18, 2017.


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In A First, Fast Food Rated More Satisfying

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:07:00 GMT

For the first time, fast food restaurants rated higher in the American Customer Satisfaction Index than full-service establishments.A KFC fast food restaurant, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc, is pictured ahead of their company results in Pasadena, California, U.S., July 11, 2016.For the first time, fast food places are rated more satisfying than sit-down restaurants.


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UPS Adds Nearly $1 Fee For Holiday Deliveries

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:17:00 GMT

UPS is adding a nearly $1 fee charged to retailers for delivering packages during the busy Black Friday and Christmas times.United Parcel Service aircraft are loaded with air containers full of packages in Louisville, Kentucky. REUTERS/John Sommers II


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College Scholarships for Video Games? It's Happening

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:18:00 GMT

Some schools are treating esports as traditional athletics — complete with recruiting, on-campus arenas and scholarships to entice students.A Carnegie Mellon University student competes against Texas A&M University during the opening round at the League of Legends College Championship on May 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.Simon Fraser University competes against the University of Toronto during the opening round at the League of Legends College Championship on May 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.


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Ex-CEO Among Bankers Charged With Fraud Over 2008 Crisis Deal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:34:15 GMT

Barclays and four of its former executives have been charged with fraud in the first such criminal case in Britain tied to credit crunch fundraising.Barclays' head office in Canary Wharf, London.John VarleyBarclays' head office in the Canary Wharf area of London.


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Tech Titans Meet at the White House

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMT

President Trump summoned some of the biggest names in technology to the White House on Monday for a meeting to discuss how to modernize government IT.Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, center, listens as White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the opening session of the White House meeting with technology Chief Executive Officers to mark "technology week," Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Indian Treat Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, center, listens as White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the opening session of the White House meeting with technology Chief Executive Officers to mark "technology week," Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Indian Treat Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, leads the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council on Monday.


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So Amazon Bought Whole Foods: Will My Groceries Be Cheaper Now?

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:27:00 GMT

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods could set off a turf war for mean cheaper groceries as supermarkets fight for turf.A shopping cart is seen inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse club in Westbury, New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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How College Students Can Avoid Overdraft and Late Fees

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:10:00 GMT

Over four years of school, bank charges add up to $1,016 for the average student.When you make your choices about where to bank, keep overall costs — including account maintenance fees — to a minimum.


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Want to Help the Poor? Buy a Soda in These Cities

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:35:00 GMT

One of the great ironies of the soda tax is that people have to buy sugary drinks in order to raise revenues for whatever social purpose has been targeted.Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California. REUTERS/Sam HodgsonCans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik Stops Liquor in San Diego, California. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson


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Dow Hits Another Record High as Amazon, Tech Stocks Soar

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:20:00 GMT

Stocks hit a record high on Monday, with the Dow Jones up 100 points to 21,453.58.Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


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