Electronics makers caught in the trade war

Nov 15, 2018
For one electronics maker, over half of their components come from China. They're on the tariff list.
Close of the motherboard of a digital decoder at the Technicolor plant on October 24, 2012 in Angers. The Commercial Court of Nanterre ordered last week the liquidation of the plant, the last production unit of the French group in Europe, specializing in the manufacture of digital decoders. 
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Electronics giant Xiaomi heads for Hong Kong IPO

Jul 6, 2018
Xiaomi isn’t a household name in the U.S., but with a $54 billion valuation, its initial public offering is one of the biggest the world’s seen in years. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The U.S. strikes a deal with Chinese electronics giant ZTE

Jun 7, 2018
But ZTE will be hit with a $1 billion penalty.
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Trump’s ZTE turnabout

May 14, 2018
The Chinese electronics manufacturer ZTE Corp. was on the brink of collapse after the U.S. government punished it last month for breaking American sanctions against Iran and North Korea. But in a sudden Twitter twist President Donald Trump says he’s…

Christmas gifts were all about grown-ups, in post-war America

Dec 16, 2016
Sarah Archer explores Christmas gift giving in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
A holiday advertisement for Westinghouse, 1950s. Reproduced with permission.
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Medical scribe industry thrives

May 12, 2015
The medical scribe industry has been booming in recent years, fueled largely by hospitals around the county switching to electronic medical record systems.

Samsung and Apple: It's complicated

Nov 18, 2014
A big part of Samsung’s business is the guts inside electronics.

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How many apps do you use in a month?

Jul 18, 2014
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Can Radio Shack fix it?

Jun 10, 2014
Has Radio Shack found the key to save consumers money and its business?

Who shops at RadioShack?

Nov 7, 2013
There's a giant name in consumer electronics that's having larger-than-life problems: RadioShack.