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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 01:59 PM CST

India, Canada Defend Free Trade as US Imposes Tariffs

India, Canada Defend Free Trade as US Imposes Tariffs

Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:43 AM CST

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 09:04 AM CST

Big Pay Package for Elon Musk With Even Bigger Goals for Tesla

 Big Pay Package for Elon Musk With Even Bigger Goals for Tesla

Elon Musk will remain at Tesla under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth. The agreement, revealed Tuesday in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in $50 billion leaps, to...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 03:05 PM CST

Gun Industry Converges Near Las Vegas Mass Shooting Site

Gun Industry Converges Near Las Vegas Mass Shooting Site<br /><br />

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 04:36 PM CST

Davos Diplomacy Scene Not Exactly a Natural Fit for Trump

Davos Diplomacy Scene Not Exactly a Natural Fit for Trump

One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 05:29 PM CST

Netflix's Success Turns Net Neutrality Into an Afterthought

Netflix's Success Turns Net Neutrality Into an Afterthought

Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it. But now that it boasts one of television's largest...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 01:54 PM CST

World's Top 1 Percent Holds 82 Percent of the Wealth: Report

World's Top 1 Percent Holds 82 Percent of the Wealth: Report

Over 80 percent of the world's wealth is owned by the richest 1 percent of the world's population, widening the economic inequality gap, according to an Oxfam report released Monday. The charity Oxfam, an...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 01:06 PM CST

Bitcoin Explained: The Ins and Outs of Crypto-Currencies

Bitcoin Explained: The Ins and Outs of Crypto-Currencies

Bitcoin is a financial buzzword, but what is it? And should you invest? Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be confusing.

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 01:01 PM CST

Is Amazon Go the Grocery Store of the Future?

Is Amazon Go the Grocery Store of the Future?

Retail powerhouse Amazon is disrupting retail yet again, with the opening of its checkout-free Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle. It looks and feels like a regular grocery store, but with one major difference:...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:35 AM CST

Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers

Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers

No cashiers, no lines, no registers — this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other...

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