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China Unveils Tariffs on $3 Billion Worth of U.S. Goods 22 Mar 11:45pm Updated China Unveils Tariffs on $3 Billion Worth of U.S. Goods
China announced plans for tariffs against $3 billion in goods, after President Trump moved to impose punitive measures on Chinese exports.
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Video Shows Las Vegas Gunman Days Before Massacre 22 Mar 7:14pm Updated Video Shows Las Vegas Gunman Days Before Massacre
Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock gambled, and chatted with staff who helped him carry some of the 20-plus pieces of luggage into his room, in the days leading up to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, surveillance footage released Thursday shows.
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Next Worry for Facebook: Disenchanted Users 22 Mar 6:29pm Updated Next Worry for Facebook: Disenchanted Users
Facebook’s handling of user data has upset lawmakers and regulators in multiple countries, but the biggest risk to its business could come from angry users.
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U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services 22 Mar 3:43pm U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services
The music industry’s rebound continues as revenue in the U.S. rose significantly for two consecutive years for the first time since its 1999 peak, thanks almost entirely to the rise of streaming services.
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Retirees Reshape Where Americans Live 22 Mar 3:19pm Updated Retirees Reshape Where Americans Live
Almost three-quarters of a million Americans have moved into one of the 442 counties designated as retiree spots, census figures show.
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Conagra Sees Higher Profit Despite Rising Costs 22 Mar 2:23pm Updated Conagra Sees Higher Profit Despite Rising Costs
Conagra Brands the maker of Hunt’s ketchup and Slim Jim meat snacks, said it expects a higher annual profit this year despite rising costs for ingredients and shipping.
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U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Up to $60 Billion of Chinese Imports 22 Mar 1:40pm Updated U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Up to $60 Billion of Chinese Imports
President Trump said the U.S. is planning to levy tariffs on about $60 billion of imports from China, as well as impose restrictions on technology transfers and acquisitions by Beijing to pressure China to curtail what the U.S. considers unfair trading and investment practices.
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Steve Wynn Sells Roughly Third of His Stake in Company He Co-Founded 22 Mar 1:10pm Updated Steve Wynn Sells Roughly Third of His Stake in Company He Co-Founded
Steve Wynn sold just over a third of his shares in Wynn Resorts, making his ex-wife, co-founder Elaine Wynn, the company’s new largest shareholder, securities filings show.
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U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Up to $50 Billion of Chinese Imports 22 Mar 12:59pm Updated U.S. to Apply Tariffs on Up to $50 Billion of Chinese Imports
President Donald Trump is planning to levy tariffs on about $50 billion of imports from China, as well as impose restrictions on technology transfers and acquisitions by Beijing to pressure China to curtail what the U.S. considers unfair trading and investment practices.
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How the Uber Self-Driving Car Could Have Missed Seeing the Pedestrian 22 Mar 12:56pm How the Uber Self-Driving Car Could Have Missed Seeing the Pedestrian
The self-driving Uber car that killed an Arizona pedestrian didn’t brake or veer first—raising questions about whether the vehicle’s sensors are ready for city life.
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Laser Sensors a Focus in Fatal Accident of Self-Driving Uber 22 Mar 12:46pm Laser Sensors a Focus in Fatal Accident of Self-Driving Uber
The self-driving Uber car that killed an Arizona pedestrian didn’t brake or veer first—raising questions about whether the vehicle’s sensors are ready for city life.
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Whole Foods Losing Executives Under New Owner Amazon 22 Mar 12:39pm Updated Whole Foods Losing Executives Under New Owner Amazon
More than a dozen executives and senior managers have left Whole Foods in the seven months since its acquisition by Amazon.com—leaving some suppliers and shoppers worried the chain’s retailing mojo won’t endure.
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How the Uber Robot Car Could Have Missed Seeing the Pedestrian 22 Mar 12:21pm How the Uber Robot Car Could Have Missed Seeing the Pedestrian
The Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving car that hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night didn’t brake or veer first—raising questions about whether the car’s sensors are ready for the complexities of city life.
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Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones 22 Mar 12:11pm Updated Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones
Best Buy plans to stop selling phones in the U.S. made by Huawei Technologies, the latest blow for the Chinese cellular-electronics giant in the U.S.
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Tencent, and the Tech Sector, Get a Shock From South Africa 22 Mar 11:04am Updated Tencent, and the Tech Sector, Get a Shock From South Africa
Naspers is selling down its 33% holding in Tencent, a day after the Chinese tech giant’s disappointing earnings. It’s another blow for a sector suddenly looking shaky.
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Proxy for U.S. Layoffs Remains Low 22 Mar 11:01am Updated Proxy for U.S. Layoffs Remains Low
The number of Americans laid off from their jobs rose slightly last week but remained near multidecade lows, fresh evidence of the labor market’s strength.
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Spending Bill Curbs Proposed Restaurant Tip-Sharing Rule 22 Mar 10:40am Updated Spending Bill Curbs Proposed Restaurant Tip-Sharing Rule
A pending regulation allowing restaurants and other businesses to require workers who receive tips to share them with colleagues is set to be scaled back in a spending bill Congress is expected to vote on this week.
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Steve Wynn Cashes Out, Sells Roughly Third of His Stake in Company He Co-Founded 22 Mar 10:27am Updated Steve Wynn Cashes Out, Sells Roughly Third of His Stake in Company He Co-Founded
Steve Wynn sold just over a third of his shares in Wynn Resorts, making his ex-wife, co-founder Elaine Wynn, the company’s new largest shareholder, securities filings show.
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Video Shows Moments Before Uber Robot Car Rammed Into Pedestrian 22 Mar 10:09am Updated Video Shows Moments Before Uber Robot Car Rammed Into Pedestrian
A newly released video of the fatal accident involving a pedestrian and an Uber self-driving car appears to show the vehicle heading straight into a woman walking her bike across the road without slowing down or swerving to avoid her.
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Fed Raises Rates, Signals Faster Pace in Coming Years 22 Mar 9:51am Updated Fed Raises Rates, Signals Faster Pace in Coming Years
The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates a quarter-percentage point and signaled it could lift them at a slightly more aggressive pace in coming years to keep the strengthening economy on an even keel.
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Omnicom Hosts Its Own Upfront, Turning Table on Media Sellers 22 Mar 9:47am Updated Omnicom Hosts Its Own Upfront, Turning Table on Media Sellers
Ad giant Omnicom is seeking more tailored pitches from media companies for its clients and hopes to identify potential brand integrations an unique ad formats early on.
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Whole Foods Is Losing Executives Under New Owner Amazon 22 Mar 9:23am Updated Whole Foods Is Losing Executives Under New Owner Amazon
More than a dozen executives and senior managers have left Whole Foods in the seven months since its acquisition by Amazon.com—leaving some suppliers and shoppers worried the chain’s retailing mojo won’t endure.
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Missed a Tax Payment? That May No Longer Hurt Your Credit Score 22 Mar 9:16am Updated Missed a Tax Payment? That May No Longer Hurt Your Credit Score
The three big credit-reporting firms are planning to remove tax liens from Americans’ credit reports, a move that will make some risky borrowers appear more creditworthy.
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BOE Holds Steady as May Aims for Brexit Transition Deal 22 Mar 9:02am BOE Holds Steady as May Aims for Brexit Transition Deal
The Bank of England signaled that it remains on course to lift interest rates in Britain this year and next, as figures showed a yearlong squeeze on consumers caused by a steep fall in the pound appears to be coming to an end.
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U.S., China Sharpen Trade Swords 22 Mar 8:59am Updated U.S., China Sharpen Trade Swords
As the Trump administration pursues talks to grant some allies exemptions from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China is preparing to target U.S. farm exports.
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Why the Demand for American Sperm Is Skyrocketing in Brazil 22 Mar 8:57am Updated Why the Demand for American Sperm Is Skyrocketing in Brazil
Over the past seven years, human semen imports from the U.S. to Brazil have surged some 3,000%, with most buyers selecting donors whose online profiles suggest they will yield light-complexioned and preferably blue-eyed children.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly 22 Mar 8:37am Updated U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly
The number of American seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but continued to hover near multidecade lows, suggesting a firm labor market.
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Manufacturers Aim to Blunt Tariff Pain 22 Mar 6:38am Manufacturers Aim to Blunt Tariff Pain
As manufacturers scramble to prepare for the start of U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum this Friday, one business group is appealing to President Donald Trump with an ad purchase on Fox & Friends and Hannity.
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How One Investor Made a Fortune Picking Over the Retail Apocalypse 22 Mar 6:05am Updated How One Investor Made a Fortune Picking Over the Retail Apocalypse
Sycamore Partners, owner of Anne Klein, Hot Topic and Nine West, has succeeded where many other investors have stumbled. It’s making money in brick-and-mortar retailing.
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Congressional Leaders Strike Spending Deal 22 Mar 5:41am Updated Congressional Leaders Strike Spending Deal
Congressional leaders reached a deal on a spending bill that would fund the government until October, ending a protracted negotiation that left lawmakers little time to pass the legislation before the government’s funding expires at week’s end.
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Americans Can Finally Buy Kinder Eggs---Just Not the Ones They Want 22 Mar 12:06am Updated Americans Can Finally Buy Kinder Eggs---Just Not the Ones They Want
Kinder Suprise fans rushed to stores when they learned the treat was finally legal in the U.S.—only to find the new version was made of plastic, not chocolate.
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