The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.
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Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.
Just 2 percent of all venture capital dollars go to women. Now women are finding a different way to fund their businesses.
You read that right.
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House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?
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President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.
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China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized.
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China is hoping for a balance between its desire for an economy based more on consumption while at the same time trying to rein in rapidly increasing household debt.
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Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.
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Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.
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Phoenix was among the cities hit hardest by the mortgage and foreclosure crisis. Ten years later, the city and its real estate market have rebounded, but no one has forgotten.
One factor is the growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from homelessness due to soaring rents and housing prices.
With taxes due this week, NPR's Michel Martin talks with the Brookings Institution's David Wessel about the effect so far of the new tax law, and issues the law will raise in the future.
Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.
President Trump now is reportedly urging advisers to weigh rejoining the TPP. Noel King talks with Robert Holleyman, who was a trade representative in the Obama administration and pushed for the deal.
The U.S. has been pushing China to lower its high 25 percent tariff on imported cars, but most countries zealously protect their domestic auto markets — including the United States itself.
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Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says.
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California produces about 85 percent of American wine, which is worth about $1.5 billion in exports. As of now, China imports little U.S. wine, but it's one of the world's fastest-growing markets.
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When gentrification causes a neighborhood to change, can its culture remain in tact?
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Author Robert Kuttner says the decline of social contracts in Western democracies has led to the rise of right-wing populism. His new book is Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?