L.L. Bean raises minimum age for gun purchases to 21

L.L. Bean raises minimum age for gun purchases to 21

Walmart raises age restriction for gun purchases to 21 L.L. Bean became the latest retailer to announce that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to customers younger than 21. In response to a tweet from one consumer asking the outdoors retailer to change its policy, the Maine-based retailer replied late Thursday, “In the → Read More

Toyota will invest billions in new self-driving car company

Toyota will invest billions in new self-driving car company

Self-driving cars will change your life more than you can ever imagine Toyota is stepping on the gas to develop a commercially viable autonomous car. The Japanese automaker announced Friday it is joining forces with two of its suppliers to form a new company dedicated to the research and development of self-driving vehicles. Read More

Tariff reaction; Brexit speech; Earnings pain

Tariff reaction; Brexit speech; Earnings pain

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Tariff reaction: Traders around the world are demonstrating their disapproval of President Trump's plans for heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Investors are worried Trump's protectionist stance could set off a wave of retaliatory moves that would hurt businesses from South Korea to Canada. Read More

Here's why Trump's tariffs spooked markets around the world

Here's why Trump's tariffs spooked markets around the world

Trump: You don't have a country without steel The whiff of a trade war has prompted sharp falls in Asian stock markets. Japan's Nikkei dropped 2.5% on Friday after President Trump alarmed countries around the world by announcing heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slid 1.5%. Read More

Venezuela hikes its minimum wage again — to just over $6

Venezuela hikes its minimum wage again — to just over $6

Venezuela's economy on the brink of collapse Venezuelans earning the minimum wage got another pay raise Thursday. But in reality, they're making far less than they were a year ago. President Nicolas Maduro announced a 58% wage hike and an additional 67% increase in food subsidies. Together, Venezuelans earning the minimum wage will get 1,307,646 → Read More

Guns in America

Guns in America

UPS, FedEx & the NRA: The peril of picking a side Quest's Profitable Moment Guns are once again at the forefront of America's agenda. Read More

REI halts orders from Vista Outdoor over its response to Parkland shooting

REI halts orders from Vista Outdoor over its response to Parkland shooting

Walmart raises age restriction for gun purchases to 21 REI, a retailer that sells outdoor apparel and supplies, is stopping its relationship with Vista Outdoor after the company failed to issue a statement following a mass shooting in Florida. “This morning we learned that Vista does not plan to make a public statement that outlines → Read More

Treasury blocks footage of hecklers at Mnuchin interview

Treasury blocks footage of hecklers at Mnuchin interview

Mnuchin: Dollar not a concern in short term Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin faced heckles and protests during an interview on a college campus this week. But the video of Mnuchin's interview with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal at the University of California Los Angeles isn't on the school's web site. That's because the Treasury Department moved to → Read More

Talks to sell the Weinstein Co. are back on

Talks to sell the Weinstein Co. are back on

Weinstein empire unravels amid scandal The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy talk has been replaced by deal talk. With some help from New York A.G. Eric Schneiderman's office, the beleaguered Weinstein Co. board and a group of investors have reached a tentative agreement, the investors said Thursday night. “We have taken an important step and have reached → Read More

Some of America's top allies are really, really angry about Trump's tariffs

Some of America's top allies are really, really angry about Trump's tariffs

Trump: You don't have a country without steel Backlash to President Trump's announcement of steep tariffs on steel and aluminum was swift and angry from some of the United States' most important trading partners — and top U.S. allies are pledging to retaliate, if necessary. Trump said Thursday that his administration will impose a 25% → Read More

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