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Toys R Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

The retailer is rebranding itself with smaller stores and a focus on events and activities. Toys “R” Us hide caption toggle caption Toys “R” Us The retailer is rebranding itself with smaller stores and a focus on events and activities. Toys “R” Us Toys R Us is rising from the ashes. Now Americans may not have to go another Christmas ...

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Instagram Slowly Tests Hiding The Number Of Likes On A Post

Instagram is experiment hiding the number of likes on posts. The company says it wants people to be more comfortable expressing themselves and less focused on their tally of likes. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Instagram is slowly testing out a big change. The social media company is starting to hide the number of likes that posts and stories get when they’re ...

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KLM Airlines Was Asked: Which Seats Are The Safest In A Crash?

KLM responded that seats in the middle are better. The seats at the ends are worse. Some people were baffled that the airline would bring up plane crashes at all. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep. This may fall into the category of advice that doesn’t help, even if it’s true. A Twitter account linked with the airline ...

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Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption toggle caption Nichole Sobecki for NPR With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send ...

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Why Taquerias Are Making Guacamole Without Avocados

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with journalist Javier Cabral of L.A. Taco about taquerias using avocado-less guacamole. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Imagine going into your favorite taco joint and loading up on your favorite salsas and guacamole only to find out that there is absolutely no avocado in that guacamole. What? I am totally serious. That is exactly what is going on ...

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Cummins makes offer for VW's large engines unit: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – United States-based diesel engines maker Cummins (CMI.N) has made an indicative offer for Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) MAN Energy Solutions unit, people close to the matter said, as the carmaker seeks to slim down its portfolio of disparate assets. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen is seen in front of its plant, in Bratislava, Slovakia, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Radovan ...

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Exclusive: WeWork to host Wall Street analyst day in IPO push – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The We Company, parent of shared office space manager WeWork, plans to host an analyst day for Wall Street banks on July 31, as the company steps up its preparations for an initial public offering (IPO), people familiar with the matter said. WeWork’s decision to host the event at this stage is unusual, given that IPO ...

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AmEx warns of higher costs as it boosts rewards program, shares fall

(Reuters) – American Express Co (AXP.N) warned of higher operating costs this year as the credit card issuer spends heavily on rewards programs to attract customers in an increasingly crowded market, sending its shares down 2.5% on Friday. FILE PHOTO: American Express logo and trading symbol are displayed on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New ...

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says ECB must buy equities to stimulate euro zone

NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackRock (BLK.N) Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Friday the European Central Bank will need to purchase equities to stimulate Europe’s economy, and that leaders should find ways to have investors embrace an “equity culture” there. FILE PHOTO: Larry Fink, Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, stands at the Bloomberg Global Business forum in New York, U.S., ...

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