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Fuel Shortages Should Ease Over Coming Days As Colonial Fully Restarts Pipelines
05/14/2021 4:07 PM
The supply chain for fuels like gasoline will take several days to return to normal after Colonial restarted a critical pipeline that was shut down this month.
Americans Are Spending Less On Things But More On Eating Out Or Getting A Drink
05/14/2021 2:42 PM
Retail sales were flat in April from a month earlier, as Americans spent less on things like clothes or sporting goods but increased their spending at bars and restaurants.
More Cities Are Handing People Cash With No Strings Attached: Here's Why
05/14/2021 12:03 PM
Nearly two dozen American cities have signed on to pilot programs that offer basic incomes to low income residents.
Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
05/13/2021 8:15 PM
The majority of false claims about COVID-19 vaccines on social media trace back to just a handful of influential figures. So why don't the companies just shut them down?
How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up
05/13/2021 4:03 PM
The attack on Colonial Pipeline has focused new attention on a potentially radical proposal to stem the growing threat posed by ransomware: making it illegal for victims to pay their attackers.
FAA OKs Fix For Electrical Issue That Grounded Some Boeing 737 Max Jets
05/13/2021 1:01 PM
The issue temporarily took more than 100 newly built 737 Max planes out of service last month, but is unrelated to the flight control system problem blamed for two fatal crashes.
Crash, Arrest Draw More Scrutiny Of Tesla Autopilot System
05/13/2021 4:58 AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration faces pressure to take action on Tesla's partially automated driving system, which has been involved in at least three U.S. deaths.
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
05/13/2021 12:02 AM
Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.
Stewie Gets Her Own Sneaks: WNBA Star Pens First Deal In A Decade
05/12/2021 9:52 PM
Breanna Stewart's new sneaker deal with Puma includes the first signature shoe for a WNBA player in a decade. ESPN's Nick DePaula tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly what it means for the industry.
The Skinny Jean's Fall From Grace
05/12/2021 8:09 PM
Skinny jeans dominated the jeans market for nearly two decades. Now they make up about 33% of jeans sales. The Indicator from Planet Money investigates the possible demise of the skinny jean.
No, You Are Not Imagining It. Prices For A Lot Of Things Did Jump In April
05/12/2021 12:30 PM
Prices for a range of goods from used cars to bacon surged last month, pushing consumer inflation to 4.2% in April, the highest since September 2008.
NRA Bankruptcy Case Dismissed By Judge, Heightens Risk For Group's Dissolution
05/12/2021 9:08 AM
A federal bankruptcy judge dismissed the National Rifle Association's attempt to declare bankruptcy. The NRA tried to use bankruptcy laws to evade New York officials attempting to dissolve the group.
Epic Games Inc. Squares Off In Court With Apple Over App Store Fees
05/12/2021 9:08 AM
The maker of Fortnite is suing Apple over the fees it charges in its App Store. Epic must show that Apple abuses its power to hurt competitors and distort an entire market in its favor.
It Appears Inflation Is Making A Comeback
05/12/2021 9:08 AM
The latest data will likely show prices for everything from cereals to cars have risen as shortages of critical materials like lumber force companies to raise prices.
For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business
05/12/2021 9:08 AM
The coronavirus pandemic has created an opening for vaccine opponents to peddle alternative therapies, unproven cures and website subscriptions.





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