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Fashion Statement: Putting Your Mouth Where Your Money Is


Our friends may not be independent thinkers, but we are...right? Not quite. Researchers have found that many of our personal preferences are heavily shaped by the whims and wishes of others.

Apple's Scary Buying Power And The Woman Who Named It


Celebrating the legacy of Joan Robinson, the British economic theorist who named a powerful — and increasingly worried about — force in the economy.

Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back


Footwear companies face big costs in potential new tariffs on more Chinese imports. Almost all shoes sold in the U.S. are made overseas. Only about 200 factories remain. One man tried to change that.

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Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged For Now, Cites Economic 'Uncertainties'

There's an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut interest rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.

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Chinese Tourism To U.S. Is Down After Years Of Booming Growth

Fewer Chinese tourists have been visiting Hawaii, Arizona and other population destinations in recent years. The strong dollar has made travel more expensive, just as political tensions have grown.

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Florida Wants To Import Medicine From Canada. But How Would That Work?

A bill Gov. Ron DeSantis signed this month would let Florida make bulk purchases of prescription drugs from Canada. It's now law, but still faces big hurdles that could keep it from becoming reality.

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Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

Libra will be controlled by a non-profit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and Ebay.

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Oregon's Cap-And-Trade Bill Clears House, Heads To Senate

Oregon House lawmakers debated the cap-and-trade bill for six hours before passing it largely along party lines.

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Sotheby's Announces Its Biggest Sale — Itself — For $3.7 Billion

The deal puts Sotheby's, which was founded in 1744, on a path to becoming a private company again.

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Tennessee Workers Reject Union At Volkswagen Plant — Again

The outcome at the Chattanooga plant is the latest blow against organized labor in the South, where union advocates have tried for years to strengthen representation in auto facilities.

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Target Cash Registers Back Online After Chaotic Nationwide Tech Failure

A systems crash has left Target shoppers and employees scrambling nationwide.

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Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance ... Yet

Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features also make repairs more expensive. The result? Premiums can go up for cars that are less likely to crash.

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Retailers Ask Trump To Stop Tariff Threats On China

More than 600 companies — such as retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap — and trade groups fear tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm both consumers and the U.S. economy.