Small businesses around the country say they are bracing for the latest round of tariffs, which could cut into already-thin profits and leave them with little recourse but to pass on additional costs to consumers beginning this holiday season.
The downturn — and the politics it engendered — could have been far less severe.
Three Square Market’s new app, “Mom I Am Ok,” allows parents to set “check-in” push notifications with their children. If the recipient doesn’t respond “yes,” the app can determine everywhere that person has been and deliver that information to loved ones or law enforcement officials.
Amazon executive Dave Limp with an AmazonBasics Microwave. (Getty Images)
Amazon executive Dave Limp with an AmazonBasics Microwave. (Getty Images)
The new gadgets announced Thursday by hook into the Internet, take voice commands — and make the online retail giant even more central to home life. Will families see these connected devices as conveniences, new complications — or spies?

Investors believe aging bull market has room to run.

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If you’re low-income, having bad or no credit can make you even more financially unstable, according to new research by the Urban Institute.

Vera Jourova said that she received an “influx of hatred” on the popular platform.

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The Pew Research Center tallied density by gender across a number of fields.

The electric, low-speed vehicles are expected to accept passengers in December.

The 30-year fixed-rate average is at 4.65 percent, just shy of its yearly high.

European officials are investigating whether Amazon's growing third-party marketplace is giving it an unfair leg up.

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There’s a simple reason why the Republican president's tax cuts haven’t inspired companies to move that much money to the United States: The money was already here.

Premier Li Keqiang said the country will thrive despite “obstacles.”

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong also believes building trust among young readers can even help combat fake news being passed along by an audience that spends long hours on the Internet.

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An Arkansas-based firm predicts an explosion of spam calls, marking a leap from 3.7 percentage of total calls in 2017 to a projected 44.6 percentage by early 2019.

But Trump could see a green light to raise the stakes with China.

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A new report from the Gates Foundation stresses the need to invest in Africa's young population.

The trade dispute could be leading to a commercial divorce and the uncoupling of a 40-year relationship.

The action comes with a government shutdown deadline less than two weeks away.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has come to occupy a prominent role as one of Silicon Valley's savviest political operators -- a behind-the-scenes Trump whisperer who's been able to shape some of the administration's economic policies in ways that benefit Apple and some of its tech peers.

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A strike could hold back the industry at a time when it is benefiting from federal intervention aimed at boosting production and employment.

The company concedes that there may be outages in cellular service in parts of North Carolina.

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