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How Is 3D Printing Changing Manufacturing?

3DPX is a 3D printing company making thousands of different parts each year out of plastic and metal. It's called additive manufacturing.

 | Eli Kintisch

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Airlines Are Pulling Back On Pandemic-Era Perks

Airlines from Delta to American are making it more difficult to get into lounges or reach higher levels in reward programs.

 | Scripps News Staff

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President Biden's New Year Pitch Focuses On Benefits Of Bipartisanship

President Biden and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will make a rare joint appearance in McConnell's home state of Kentucky on Wednesday.

 | AP

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S&P 500 Closes Out Year With Worst Loss Since 2008

The benchmark index fell 0.3% Friday, the last trading day of the year, leaving it down 19.4% for the year.

 | AP

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Southwest Airlines Schedule Returns To Relative Normalcy

Southwest, which had canceled thousands of flights every day this week after a winter storm last weekend, reported fewer than 40 cancellations Friday.

 | AP

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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Aid Rose Slightly Last Week

Applications for unemployment aid for the week ending Dec. 24 climbed 9,000 to 225,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

 | AP

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Here's Why Southwest Is Canceling More Flights Than Other Airlines

Southwest is having issues the other airlines aren't because of a lack of investment in modern technology.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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Why Did Concert Tickets Get So Expensive?

According to Billboard, concert goers’ money doesn’t go straight to the artist. The base ticket price goes toward marketing, production and the venue.

 | Lauren Magarino

Southwest Airlines travelers wait to retrieve their bags after canceled flights.

DOT To Probe Southwest Cancellations That Stranded Flyers

Southwest Airlines canceled 2,900 flights Monday, according to FlightAware. Nearly 2,500 more flights had already been canceled as of Tuesday morning.

 | AP

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Holiday Sales Up 7.6% Despite The Squeeze Of Inflation

U.S. sales between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, a period that is critical for retailers, were fueled by spending at restaurants and on clothing.

 | AP

People walk into a Best Buy store.

An Inflation Measure Watched By The Fed Eases To 5.5%

Inflation still remains well above the 2% year-over-year growth the Fed wants to see.

 | AP

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Stocks Waver On Wall Street After Mixed Data On The Economy

Investors reviewed mixed news on the economy as markets head for a long weekend. Markets will be closed Monday for the Christmas holiday.

 | AP

A woman passes a hiring sign in front of a business.

U.S. Applications For Jobless Claims Rose Slightly Last Week

Jobless claims for the week ending Dec. 17 inched up by 2,000 to 216,000 from the previous week’s 214,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

 | AP

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U.S. Economy Grew 3.2% Last Quarter, Outperforming Estimates

The economy's gross domestic product — output in goods and services — grew 3.2% from July through September.

 | AP

Twitter CEO Elon Musk

Musk Says He'll Be Twitter CEO Until A Replacement Is Found

Elon Musk's announcement came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in an unscientific poll the billionaire himself created.

 | AP

A sign is displayed in front of a home for sale in Prospect Heights, Ill.

Housing Market Sees Fewer First-Time Homebuyers

The National Association of Realtors found first-time homebuyers made up just 26% of all homebuyers this year.

 | Carlos Mendez

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Wells Fargo To Pay $3.7B Over Consumer Law Violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered Wells Fargo to repay $2 billion to consumers and enacted a $1.7 billion penalty against the bank.

 | AP

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is escorted out of Magistrate Court in the Bahamas.

FTX Founder Agrees To Extradition To U.S., Attorney Says

Sam Bankman-Fried's defense attorney says he agreed to extradition because he wants to make right by FTX customers.

 | AP

People strike against Uber.

Uber Drivers Strike In New York After Judge Halted Wage Increase

A judge put a hold on a wage increase measure that drivers say is necessary to survive in the nation's most expensive city.

 | Alexandra Miller

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EU Accuses Meta Of Antitrust Breaches With Classified Ads

The European Union's executive commission took issue with the tech company tying its online classified ad business, Facebook Marketplace, to Facebook.

 | AP

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Twitter Bans Linking To Facebook, Instagram, Other Rivals

The banned platforms include mainstream websites such as Facebook and Instagram, and upstart rivals Mastodon, Tribel, Nostr, Post and Truth Social.

 | AP

Starbucks workers protest in front of a store.

Starbucks Workers Begin 3-Day Strike For Better Working Conditions

Strikes at 100 Starbucks stores are causing some closures and some instances of reduced staff to keep things running.

 | James Packard

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Twitter Under Elon Musk: Violating Free Speech Or Preventing Doxxing?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk suspending some journalists' accounts has worried press freedom advocates, but he says it's because of policy.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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Tesla Investors Blaming CEO Elon Musk For Car Company's Worst Year

Some investors are concerned with Musk selling an additional $3.6B worth of Tesla stocks, after pledging in April to not sell anymore.

 | Meg Hilling

A hiring sign displayed at a business.

Fewer Americans Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

Applications for jobless claims fell to 211,000 for the week ending Dec. 10, down by 20,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported.

 | AP

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

Fed Raises Key Rate By Half-Point And Signals More To Come

Policymakers forecast that their key short-term rate will reach a range of 5% to 5.25% by the end of 2023.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A man rides an electric bicycle

Lithium Batteries On E-Bikes Are Exploding Without Warning

The New York City Fire Department says at least 200 fires and six deaths were caused by lithium batteries on electric bikes in 2022.

 | Axel Turcios

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Musk's Twitter Disbands Its Trust And Safety Advisory Group

Twitter informed the advisory group via email that it was disbanding it shortly before a meeting was to take place, according to multiple members.

 | AP

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U.S. Inflation Drops To 7.1% Over Past 12 Months

November consumer prices dropped sharply from 7.7% in October, but grocery prices remained a troubled spot last month, rising 0.5%.

 | AP

Wendy's Frosty Key Tag

Wendy's Frosty Key Tags Are Back — Pay $2 To Get Free Frostys All Year

Wendy's Frosty key tags let you pay $2 now (benefitting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) to get free Jr. Frostys through next year.

 | Kaitlin Gates