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A down day for Facebook

Jul 26, 2018
Growth is down and spending is up.
The Facebook logo is displayed at the 2018 CeBIT technology trade fair on June 12, 2018 in Hanover, Germany.
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U.S. trade officials hold hearing on next batch of tariffs

Jul 24, 2018
In June, President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, most of which went into effect earlier this month. Now U.S. trade officials are set to impose the rest of them, but not before a hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday with U.S. business leaders. The list of products includes industrial machinery, communications […]
A factory worker makes parts in a welding room at LGMazak, a Sino-Japanese joint venture firm that manufactures digitally controlled machinery for automotive, aviation, chemical, and manufacturing industries, 03 September 2004 in Yinchuan, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region. 

Tesla is synonymous with Elon Musk. Is that a problem?

Jul 19, 2018
Musk's erratic behavior has investors worried about the visionary founder that once drew them in.
Tesla's stock has taken a hit.
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California will be a battleground for the rent control debate this November

Jul 10, 2018
According to a poll, 60 percent of California voters favor limits on how much landlords can charge.
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.

Could the U.S. be heading out of the WTO?

Jun 29, 2018
President Donald Trump is telling White House officials he wants to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization, according to news website Axios. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later dismissed those reports as an “exaggeration.” Axios reported, citing an unnamed official, that the president had complained the WTO was designed by the rest of […]

Anthropologists help drill down on company culture

Jun 28, 2018
Corporate anthropologists work on everything from company culture to marketing research that helps companies understand customers better.
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Street vending may be legal in Los Angeles by summer's end

Jun 22, 2018
But one person's vending cart is a brick-and-mortar shop's competition.
A street vendor sells fruit in Los Angeles in 2017. It's the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal.
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The nominee to lead the CFPB raises more questions about the agency’s future

Jun 18, 2018
The White House has tapped Mick Mulvaney’s replacement to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the consumer watchdog agency formed in the wake of the financial crisis. Kathy Kraninger is an associate director in the Office of Management and Budget, where Mulvaney has been her boss. Critics worry she has no experience with financial regulations […]

U.S. suicides are on the rise but funding, research lags

Jun 18, 2018
As people mourn the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, researchers say the growing public health crisis deserves more attention.
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A world without NAFTA. How would that work?

Jun 5, 2018
After more than a year of three-party talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump’s top economic aide says a new approach is needed. Larry Kudlow told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that the administration now prefers to negotiate with Mexico and Canada separately. “When you have to compromise with a […]