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Even If Rod Rosenstein Stays, the Mueller Investigation Status Quo Won't Last Much of the speculation around deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein's fate misses how disruptive a post-midterms shake-up could be. Details
Flummoxed by Force and Motion? Try This Physics Experiment Physics class can get painfully abstract. But you can collect your own data to see Newton's second law in action. Details
Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller Gives Disabled Gamers a Power-Up Other game companies also are scrambling to introduce their own accessible hardware. But a customer base of more than 30 million gamers may give developers the push they need. Details
Twitter Releases New Policy on 'Dehumanizing Speech' The social network is also soliciting public feedback for the first time in updating its rules. Details
Learn From These Bugs. Don't Let Social Media Zombify You The idea of "zombie scrolling syndrome" has legs, after all. From worms to wasps, nature has figured out mind control—in ways that bring to mind social media. Details
Neato's Botvac D4 Connected Is Our New Midrange Fave Neato's new midrange offering gives Roomba a run for its money. Details
We Need to Talk About Amazon's Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen Comedy *Forever* But not too much. We don’t want to spoil the twist.  Details
The Creepy-Cute Robot that Picks Peppers With its Face Researchers have developed a robot that roams a greenhouse, eyeballing peppers to determine if they’re mature enough before sawing them off the plant. Details
How to Use Apple’s Screen Time Controls on iOS 12 The latest update includes a report of the time spent on your iPhone, app time limits, and new parental controls. Details
Google Is Getting a Lot More Visual to Keep You on Its Site Google announces changes to visual searches, aimed partly at Instagram. Details
The Ice Cream Factory and the Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum Art in the age of the selfie. Details
A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controversy The latest update to Google's browser has riled privacy advocates by appearing to log people in without their explicit permission. Details
The Clever Engineering Behind the New iPhone XS Battery The iPhone XS has a unique shape, designed to squeeze in as much juice as chemistry and physics will allow. Details
How Hollywood Accidentally Ushered in the Age of the Celebrity Politician Democrats and Republicans are under the same impression: A sprinkling of movie magic and celebrity glamor are just what American politics needs. But are they right? Details
Here's the Plan to End Malaria With Crispr-Edited Mosquitoes Target Malaria hopes to eradicate Africa's malaria-carrying mosquitoes. But when manipulating the fate of a species, moving slowly is a virtue. Details

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Ten years later: Are we readier to counter a Lehman-style crash? 

The financial crisis resulted in a deep recession. We wondered: Has it also prompted economists to change their views on how crises happen?

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Ten years after banking crisis, Americans still feel ripples 

The financial crisis that erupted 10 years ago is a reminder of linkages and interdependence. Global investors became the spark, yet lasting impacts still linger for many Americans.

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Beyond Alex Jones: Twitter and Facebook face heat over alleged bias 

Conservative complaints of biased social media giants have reached a crescendo. Are Twitter and Facebook faltering on the task of balancing free speech with transparent standards of responsible discourse?

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201K new jobs added in the US while unemployment stays steady 

A Labor Department report states that American employers added 201,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent, suggesting that policy changes made by the Trump administration have not slowed economic growth.

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Banks turn to robots and refreshments at the branch to build brand loyalty 

As customers increasingly use their smartphones for their banking needs, branches are offering everything from art exhibits to free wifi to keep up the foot traffic. While branches are costly to maintain financial institutions feel they are vital for customer service. 

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More US companies jump into social and political debates 

Nike received kudos and criticism on Monday after releasing an advertisement that referred to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's controversial police brutality protests. From Patagonia to Starbucks, retailers are increasingly making public statements on social issues.

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Internet behemoth Amazon joins Apple, now worth $1 trillion 

The internet retailer's new market value signals its increasing control over huge swathes of the US economy. Following Apple's push past the $1 trillion cap last month, Amazon's foray into health care and brick-and-mortar retail is a harbinger of more change to come. 

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US-Mexico trade deal raises worker hopes on both sides of border 

A widespread concern is that globalization favors big business over worker interests. Leaders in the United States and Mexico say their new trade deal moves in a new direction. 

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A bull market plods into record-length territory. And now?  

Investor expectations have swung positive amid a slow-rolling boom. When those run too high, they can signal a coming correction. But it doesn’t take much to sway investor perceptions – and behavior. 

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Amid fires and hurricanes, price of climate change begins to hit home 

Climate change, which many skeptics argue is more bark than bite, is starting to demonstrate an impact on economies – and perceptions.

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US economy: How strong is it? 

The most recent GDP report was the best since 2014. The White House predicts growth topping 3 percent for the calendar year, which would be a first since the Great Recession. Here's a deeper look at the trends.

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Small organic dairy farms fight to stay in business  

Farmers running small-scale organic farms say lax regulations have allowed large confined animal operations to dominate the industry, leaving smaller owners either barely squeezing out a profit or in most cases losing money. They are pushing back by appealing to consumers.

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NYC moves to regulate app-based ride services with cap on vehicles 

The one-year halt of new licenses for Uber and other ride-hail services is the first attempt by a US city to regulate the rapidly changing industry. The proposal's backers say the explosion of such services harms its own drivers and taxi drivers, while opponents say restrictions limit reliable transportation options.  

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For Arkansas town desperate for investment, trade dispute with China hits home 

Two years ago, a Chinese company committed to creating thousands of jobs in Arkadelphia, Ark., with the construction of a paper mill in the small town. But trade disputes between the United States and China have left the deal in limbo. 

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New York's shrinking garment district hangs on by a thread 

To revive New York's dying garment industry, a new plan proposes preserving at least 300,000 square feet of the garment district for manufacturing. That's millions fewer than factories occupied as recently as the 1960s when many of the clothes sold in the United States were made in Manhattan.

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