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The Spy Who Trolled Me


Russia spent 73 million Rubles a month to influence an American election. But what did they get for their money?

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


Japan's Nikkei was off 4.5 percent, while Shanghai's Composite Index slumped 3.5 percent. Trading was also off in London, Frankfurt and Paris.

Spending Bill Protects Tipped Workers From Sharing With The Boss


The president signed a spending bill Friday that, among other things, safeguards workers' tips. It blocks an earlier Trump administration move that may have allowed restaurant owners to pocket them.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

The central bank is expected to raise its key interest rate for the first time under Jerome Powell. Economists wonder if faster economic growth will mean more aggressive rate hikes.

Economy | Business

The Oil Rig Count

One of the best gauges of the state of the oil business is a pretty simple one: just count the drilling rigs.

Nation | Economy | Business

'Consumer Reports' Finds Dangerous Dressers In All Sizes And Shapes

Furniture tip-overs kill multiple children every year. A nonprofit group tested a range of dressers, and found there was no way for consumers to tell by looking whether a dresser would be stable.

Economy | Business

Too Small To Fail

Independent bookstores are experiencing a surprising renaissance.

Election | Economy | Business

President Trump Orders $50 Billion Tariffs On China

Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.

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How China May Fight A Trade War With The US

China has an array of options for striking back after President Trump unleashes new tariffs on imports from the country.

Environment | Nation | Economy | Energy | Business

'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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Is Hiding Income And Destroying Records Obstruction? Maybe Not

Justices issued a potentially far-reaching decision Wednesday making it harder for the federal government to prosecute obstruction of IRS enforcement of the tax code.

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Congress Unveils $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill As Friday Deadline Looms

The spending bill includes dozens of unrelated policy "riders" added by party leaders in closely-held negotiations.