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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.

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.

How Cobalt Metal Affects Big Tech Firms Like Apple

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:13:00 -0400

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.

Calculated Risk, Calculated Caution

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:57:00 -0400

Bill McBride has been remarkably prescient about the big swings in the U.S. economy. And he's starting to get uneasy.

After Sexual Misconduct Claims, Vegas Mogul Steve Wynn Fell Fast

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:59:00 -0400

Less than two months after reported allegations, Wynn is unemployed and facing public shame and an uncertain future.

Not A Happy Hour: Critics Slam Health Alliance With Beer Giant

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:39:00 -0400

The Global Fund is partnering with Heineken for logistical help in the fight against AIDS, malaria and TB. Is that a smart plan — or, as some health advocates charge, an unsuitable match?

iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:15:00 -0400

The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.

Not In Kansas Anymore: United Airlines Mix-Up Sends German Shepherd To Japan

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:12:46 -0400

The 10-year-old dog was supposed to go to Kansas, but ended up on a trans-Pacific flight instead. It happened just one day after a dog died in an overhead luggage bin on a United flight.