Avie Schneider

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent, Lowest In Nearly 50 Years

Friday, October 05, 2018

The jobless rate last month was the lowest since 1969, though the economy added a less-than-expected 134,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Wage growth slowed to a 2.8 percent rate.


The Fed Just Raised Its Rate Again. When Will It Start To Hurt Consumers?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bullish stocks, low unemployment, high confidence — from most angles, the economy is strong. But questions linger as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the third time in 2018.


China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.


Trump Sets Tariffs On $200 Billion In Imports From China

Monday, September 17, 2018

President Trump announced the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.


Tronc Agrees To Let Its Virginia Newsrooms Unionize

Friday, September 14, 2018

The traditionally anti-union Tronc newspaper company on Friday agreed to allow journalists at its two Virginia papers to organize, averting the need for a federally overseen vote, organizers tell NPR.


New Apple Watch To Detect Abnormal Heartbeats

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The focus heading into Apple's event was on its new iPhones, but it also unveiled a redesigned Apple Watch with a sensor allowing users to take an electrocardiogram they can share with their doctor.


Twitter Bans Alex Jones And InfoWars; Cites Abusive Behavior

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Twitter said it has "permanently suspended" the conspiracy theorist and his InfoWars outlet, citing tweets and videos posted Wednesday that violate Twitter's policy on abusive behavior.


Amazon's Stock Value Has Crossed $1 Trillion

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Amazon's stock value briefly topped $1 trillion on Tuesday, a little over a month after Apple crossed the same milestone. The giant online retailer has been consistently profitable since 2015.


Like Bigger Peers, Tronc's Virginia Newsrooms Set To Unionize

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Journalists at Tronc's two Virginia papers, the Daily Press in Newport News and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, are following the path of other Tronc newsrooms after corporate controversies.


No NAFTA Deal: Canada-U.S. Talks To Resume Next Week

Friday, August 31, 2018

After days of negotiations, the U.S. and Canada failed to agree on a deal by a Friday deadline to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. and Mexico reached a pact earlier.


U.S.-Canada Trade Talks Continue In Bid To Update NAFTA

Friday, August 31, 2018

The United States and Canada are working on changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, after lengthy talks spurred by President Trump's threats to scrap the historic treaty.


Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.


8 Years After Going Public, Elon Musk Wants To Take Tesla Private

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Tesla's CEO said that as a public company, the automaker is distracted by wild swings in stock price and is under "enormous pressure" to make decisions that might hurt the company in the long term.


U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 3.9 Percent

Friday, August 03, 2018

The economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace last month and the unemployment rate remained low. Analysts have been looking for signs that wage growth might pick up, but it held steady, too.


Wells Fargo To Pay $2 Billion Penalty Over Bad Information Used To Sell Mortgages

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Wells Fargo will pay a civil penalty for allegedly selling residential mortgage loans that included misstated income information, the Justice Department said.


U.S. Economy Surges To A 4.1 Percent Growth Pace In 2nd Quarter

Friday, July 27, 2018

A key measure of the economy's health showed a dramatic pickup, which President Trump called "amazing." But some analysts doubt the higher growth rate will last.


Facebook's Big Growth Is Slowing, Sending Its Stock Tumbling

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Facebook's stock dropped nearly 20 percent — the day after reporting that its user growth has stalled and that it expects revenue growth to slow for the rest of the year.


Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Presidents usually don't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition Thursday, saying, "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest rate increases.


Marriott Follows Starbucks In Dropping Plastic Straws

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The giant hotel chain became the latest company to announce it will stop using plastic straws, saying it would remove them from its more than 6,500 properties by next July.


Comcast Makes Bid For 21st Century Fox In Big Hollywood Power Play

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Comcast Corp. on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for much of the Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox. The bid tops the $52.4 billion offer made by Disney in December.