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German automakers are looking for a better trade deal

Jun 21, 2018
Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen are proposing to end tariffs on U.S.-imported cars.
Robots weld the bodies of Volkswagen Tiguans at the Volkswagen factory in 2012 in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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How a small plant became a big business

Jun 19, 2018
They're (practically) impossible to kill and easy to photograph, making them a big hit with online retailers and Instagrammers alike.
French-Egyptian artist Ghada Amer poses near her work entitled 'Cactus Painting' on May 31, 2018. It has a lot of succulents. 
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The Carters' new album is all about showcasing art and love

Jun 18, 2018
Beyoncé and Jay-Z released their first joint record over weekend. What's special about this project?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's music video was shot in various parts of the Louvre in Paris.
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What is the future like for hog farmers in this country?

Jun 15, 2018
China imposed tariffs on U.S. pork in April. Every day, "I'm afraid we're one step closer down the road to a trade war," one farmer says.
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What products are making all the retaliatory tariff lists?

We looked through the lists of tariffs Mexico, Canada and the European Union are imposing on the United States in response to the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs. And we found some commonalities: orange juice, whiskey, motor…

Instagram entrepreneurs are searching vintage racks for you

May 25, 2018
A new breed of shoppers are snapping up vintage clothing on the social media platform.
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The quest for the next great red pigment

May 24, 2018
A safe and durable pigment in the right shade could be worth nearly a billion dollars a year.
Paint pigments at Colart factory in Le Mans, France, in 2013.
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The America left out of the economy

May 3, 2018
Sarah Kendzior describes "systemic inequality, a lot of suffering among citizens" in her collection of essays.
An aerial view of southern North Dakota in 2016, near Bismarck.
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Why democratic leaders can't deliver long-term economic growth

Political leaders tend to favor short-term policies.
Storm clouds fill the sky over the U.S. Capitol Building, June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Is Instagram a healthier Facebook?

Apr 18, 2018
The photo-sharing app relied on the social network for its success, but now Facebook may depend on Instagram for its longevity.
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