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Peter Navarro: A 'Bricklayer' Of Trump's Protectionist Wall

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:26am

Navarro, director of the new Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, discusses his mission to "defend American workers and domestic manufacturers." He says the administration is off to a good start.

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As U.S. Retailers Struggle, The End Is Near For Malls

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Christopher Leinberger, chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University, says America's malls aren't just overbuilt, they're under bulldozed. He explains one model for the how shuttered malls can reinvent themselves, and points to a new model of store as showroom.

A Rapid Shakeup For Retailers As Consumer Habits Change

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:17pm

Nine U.S. chains have filed for bankruptcy this year. Store closures are accelerating, and 89,000 retail jobs have been lost since October. "The disruption is just unfolding," a former executive says.

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More Salt In School Lunch, Less Nutrition Info On Menus: Trump Rolls Back Food Rules

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:53pm

The Trump administration says it wants to remove burdensome regulation. On Monday it served up a taste of what that looks like when it comes to aspects of Obama-era food policy.

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Members Of Congress Are Annoyed By Air Travel, Too

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:19pm

At a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on airline customer service, representatives expressed their personal frustrations with the vagaries of flying on U.S. airlines.

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Tickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury Train, Despite Costing Thousands

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:14pm

If you want to travel on the Shiki-Shima train, you'll need to plan ahead: despite starting at nearly $3,000, tickets are sold out through next spring.

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United CEO Called Before Congress To Explain Eviction And Injury Of Passenger

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:39am

Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO, will testify before the House Transportation Committee today about an incident when a passenger was dragged by security guards off an overbooked United flight.

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McDonald's Unveils Frork, Which Is Different From A Spork

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:03am

What is a frork? It's a fork made of french fries. McDonald's, in a parody infomercial, calls the frork "desperately innovative."

Critics Oppose Executive Order Opening New Areas To Offshore Leases

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump's executive order to try to expand offshore drilling is being met with cheers in the oil and gas industry. But in coastal states like Florida, there's bipartisan opposition.

Blacklisted For Building Trump's Wall? California Considers It

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

"If you're a business that wants to do work with Trump's proposed wall, then quite frankly, California doesn't want to do business with you," said one lawmaker.

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Eliminating Energy Star Program Would Harm Consumers, Trump Critics Say

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

The Energy Star program saves consumers billions of dollars a year by boosting products' efficiency. But in his effort to shrink the size of government, President Trump wants to eliminate the program.

Harvard Business School Moves To Study More Diverse Cases

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

Harvard produces case studies used by business students across the country. Until now, more of those cases involved white business leaders. The school is changing that.

Writers Guild Of America Reaches A Tentative Deal With Studios

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:34pm

A writers' strike was narrowly averted Tuesday, as a tentative three-year pact was reached between members of the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

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Airbnb Settles Suit With San Francisco, Aims To Smooth Host Registration

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:24pm

The short-term rental company has had an occasionally fraught relationship with its city of origin. But this lawsuit — which was joined by HomeAway — ended in an agreement lauded Monday by both sides.

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Analysts Divided Over Stock Market Valuation In Trump Era

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

Is the stock market overvalued at current levels? A lot of analysts think so. On the other hand, there are analysts who think the market has room to move higher. For both sides, a lot depends on what's going on in Washington, D.C.

Fox News Co-President Bill Shine Resigns

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:24pm

Shine's departure is part of the aftershocks of the sexual harassment scandal that has gripped the network since last summer, leading to the exit of former Chairman Roger Ailes and host Bill O'Reilly.

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Fyre Festival Hit With $100 Million Suit; Organizer Says 'We Were A Little Naive'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:58pm

Admitting they were "unable to realize our dream on the first try," festival organizers are giving attendees the option to forgo a refund and instead receive VIP passes to Fyre Fest 2018.

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Cities Can Sue Big Banks Over Effects Of Discriminatory Practices, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:56pm

The city of Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for damages caused by allegedly discriminatory and predatory lending practices, the Supreme Court says.

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The Modern Newsroom Is Stuck Behind The Gender And Color Line

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:42pm

As newsgathering and reporting intensify, diversity, inclusion and representation appear to have flatlined in the last decade.

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Ballmer Aims To Quantify How Well The Government Does Its Job

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who launched the website USA Facts, which is designed to make official government spending data accessible and puts the figures into context.




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