Avie Schneider

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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.

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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.

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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.

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China's ZTE To Pay $1 Billion Fine To Settle U.S. Trade Case

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — a move that may indicate progress in high-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China.

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Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The CFPB's interim chief is moving to disband a board designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

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The 'All Tech Considered' Blog Logs Off

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

After nine years and 2,630 posts, the All Tech Considered blog is being retired. Don't worry, though. You'll still find the All Tech segment and other tech-related stories on NPR's Technology page.

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent, Lowest Since 2000

Friday, June 01, 2018

The economy gained a stronger-than-expected 223,000 jobs and the unemployment rate edged down to an 18-year low. President Trump hinted at a strong report more than an hour before its release.

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Elon Musk To Analysts: Stop With The 'Boring, Bonehead Questions' On Tesla

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Tesla CEO is known for being outspoken, but after his auto company reported a record loss Musk seemed to lose patience with analysts. "Boring, bonehead questions are not cool," he said.

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U.S. Stocks Tumble Amid Nervousness Over Tech Sector, China Trade War

Monday, April 02, 2018

The Dow fell more than 700 points before recovering to close down 1.9 percent. Amazon tumbled more than 5 percent after President Trump criticized the company in tweets.

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Dow Gains 669 Points Amid Reported Trade Talks With China

Monday, March 26, 2018

U.S. stock indexes surged about 3 percent Monday after fears eased of a trade war with China. The two major trading partners reportedly are negotiating to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets.

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U.S.-China Trade War Fears Send Global Stock Markets Tumbling

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Dow lost a total of more than 1,100 points in the past two days amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Japan's Nikkei dived 4.5 percent, and indexes also fell in Europe.

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Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time under Jerome Powell, announcing a quarter-percentage-point hike. Economists wonder if faster growth will mean more aggressive hikes.

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In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments

Friday, March 16, 2018

The European Union has published an exhaustive 10-page list of hundreds of U.S. products that could be subject to European tariffs.

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Trump Plan To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Raises Trade War Fears

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The president promised steel and aluminum executives that he will levy tariffs on imports of their products in coming weeks. The tariffs will be 25 percent for steel and 10 percent for aluminum.

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Fed's Departing Vice Chair On Stocks, The Federal Debt And Transparency

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stanley Fischer says that despite record highs in the stock market — boosted by the Fed's low interest rates — he doesn't see a bubble. But he says the U.S. debt could be a problem if rates go up.

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Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The quarter-point increase in the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate was widely expected. Rates are still near historic lows, but the increase will mean higher borrowing costs for consumers.

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How Russian Twitter Bots Pumped Out Fake News During The 2016 Election

Monday, April 03, 2017

Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, describes a diffuse network of Russian hackers and propagandists conducting a misinformation campaign that didn't stop with the election of President Trump.

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Uber Stops Self-Driving Test In California After DMV Pulls Registrations

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Uber will have to park its self-driving cars in California for now. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said it revoked the registrations of 16 vehicles owned by the ride-hailing company.

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Board Decides To Keep Lagarde As IMF Chief After Conviction

Monday, December 19, 2016

The IMF's board expressed "full confidence" in Managing Director Christine Lagarde after she was convicted of negligence for improperly overseeing a 2008 case when she was France's finance minister.

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