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Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 03:56 PM EDT

Here’s What New Tariffs Will Cost the Average American Household

Here’s What New Tariffs Will Cost the Average American Household

The average American household will be down $1,000 per year thanks to the newest round of tariffs on Chinese goods, according to J.P. Morgan. The firm estimates the average annual tariff cost per household will...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 06:08 AM EDT

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 11:47 AM EDT

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the offering in a series of tweets Sunday. The company will...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

The two recent incidents involving Apple products show a growing risk to the company's brand: the lithium-ion batteries that power its devices. First, the Federal Aviation Administration disclosed last week...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 07:03 PM EDT

Shell Workers Would Have Lost Pay If They Missed Trump Speech at Plant

Shell Workers Would Have Lost Pay If They Missed Trump Speech at Plant

Thousands of union workers at a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were given a choice last week — show up for President Donald Trump's speech on Wednesday or stay home and lose some of their weekly...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 05:47 PM EDT

Trump Wields Sanctions Hammer; Experts Wonder to What End

Trump Wields Sanctions Hammer; Experts Wonder to What End

Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 04:28 PM EDT

Beer Named for Pacific Island Nuke Test Site Draws Criticism

Beer Named for Pacific Island Nuke Test Site Draws Criticism

A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 08:12 PM EDT

The Often-Hated Open Floor Plan Gets a New Savior: The Office Pod

The Often-Hated Open Floor Plan Gets a New Savior: The Office Pod

The open floor plan has become a minefield of distractions for office workers — the incessant ringing of phones, the chatter of co-workers, typing on keyboards — all of which threaten to undermine a productive...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 05:55 PM EDT

Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

Recession Signs Worry Trump Ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 09:22 PM EDT

Walmart Being Even More Aggressive to Take on Amazon

Walmart Being Even More Aggressive to Take on Amazon

Walmart's latest quarterly earnings report just revealed how the biggest retailer in the world is being even more aggressive in order to take on Amazon. In the midst of a trade war between the U.S. and...

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