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Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 04:37 PM CDT

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 03:00 PM CDT

Dow Falls 100 Points, Then Recovers, After Trump Jr.'s Tweet

Dow Falls 100 Points, Then Recovers, After Trump Jr.'s Tweet

Moments after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the email exchange that led to his meeting with a Russian attorney the Dow fell 100 points Tuesday, CNBC reported. Stocks initially fell on concerns the Russia controver...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 11:13 AM CDT

US Job Openings Slipped in May, but Hiring Increased

US Job Openings Slipped in May, but Hiring Increased

U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs — both positive signs for the economy. Job openings fell 5 percent in May to 5.7 million, the Labor...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 06:07 AM CDT

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 08:55 PM CDT

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies. A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday. As...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 07:04 PM CDT

More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day

More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day

Stores like Toys“R”Us, Target, Sur La Table and more are jumping on the bandwagon, hoping to take a swing at Amazon’s Prime Day by staging their own versions of this summer twist on Black Friday, which runs from...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 07:08 AM CDT

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 06:23 PM CDT

G-20 Day 1 Recap

G-20 Day 1 Recap

There were fireworks Friday on the first day of the G-20 summit. The gathering of the world's 19 wealthiest nations and the European Union included widespread protests in the streets and a much-anticipated...

Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Target Dropping 2 of Its Famous Brands, Adding 12 Others

Target lovers soon will have to say goodbye to two of the chain's famous brands....View gallery

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Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 07:27 PM CDT

How the Gov't Spends $38 to Collect $1 of Student Loan Debt

How the Gov't Spends $38 to Collect $1 of Student Loan Debt

It's estimated that about 44 million Americans are living with student loan debt, adding up to more than $1 trillion owed. Around 8 million borrowers have given up on paying back more than $137 million,...

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