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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:46am

Trump claimed on Tuesday before a group of CEOs that the Obama administration's stimulus package was a failed "infrastructure bill." That's not true.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka Says Both Parties Have Lost Focus On U.S. Workers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:06pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out his vision for organized labor, taking on both political parties for catering to moneyed interests instead of concentrating on the plight of American workers.

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Head Of The Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond Resigns Over Improper Disclosure Of Information

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned effective immediately over his role in the improper disclosure of confidential information to a financial analyst.

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:20pm

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S. (we see you, LA), cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving away from the standard beef and chicken to new bones — like alpaca.

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Head Of Federal Reserve's Richmond Bank Resigns Over 'Improper Disclosure'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:10pm

Jeffrey Lacker was under investigation for possibly disclosing confidential information to a Wall Street analyst in 2012. The bank president now says he regrets the role he "may have played."

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Wells Fargo Will Fight OSHA Order To Pay Whistleblower $5.4 Million And Rehire Him

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:43pm

The bank says it will appeal OSHA's order that it should compensate a manager who reported suspicions of fraud at Wells Fargo.

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Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:47pm

The move is surprising to U.S.-China watchers, and comes just days before President Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in person for the first time.

Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford Or GM

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:48am

The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titans aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet investors have made Tesla the most valuable U.S. automaker, even if only for the moment.

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Riding Hopes For Model 3, Tesla Overtakes Ford In Market Value

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:48am

The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titan aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet this week investors pushed Tesla past Ford, even if only for the moment.

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NCAA Returning To North Carolina After Partial Repeal Of 'Bathroom Bill'

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:06am

The collegiate sports organization isn't exactly enthused about the compromise North Carolina lawmakers reached on House Bill 2, but concluded the deal has "minimally" satisfied its expectations.

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Eat Like A 'Golden Girl': NYC Cafe Feeds Fans With A Heavy Side Of Nostalgia

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:36am

Fans of the sitcom can get a taste of the golden life at Rue La Rue Cafe, the Golden Girls-themed restaurant in Manhattan. Co-owned by actress Rue McLanahan's son, it serves up pop culture and food.

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How Two Georgia Tech Students Came Up With The Common App For Internships

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:01am

Students create their profile and can apply for several internships with one click. Currently, InternBlitz is available to students at Georgia Tech, but there are plans to add more campuses soon.

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A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 5:00am

Going to college can boost your earning power, but having student debt hurts your chances of owning a home, according to a new report.

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Trump Team Urges Skimpier Health Plans To Lure More People To Buy Insurance

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:00am

A rule proposed by the Trump administration would likely raise the deductibles and copays of new policies sold on the exchanges, starting next fall. Monthly premiums would likely be cheaper.

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:53pm

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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New Loopholes Discovered In Trust Separating Trump From His Businesses

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:53pm

The trust intended to build an ethics wall between President Trump and his businesses was quietly changed in February. Now he is allowed unlimited payments from the trust, among other changes.

Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:02pm

Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.

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Author Looks To Other Countries To Rethink America's Complicated Tax Code

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:13pm

When it comes to taxes, T.R. Reid says other countries have done "what the U.S. Congress evidently can't do — they've made it simple." His new book is A Fine Mess.

Mexican Newspaper Shuts Down In 'Act Of Protest' After Journalist's Murder

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:22am

The owner of Norte, a paper covering the border city Juarez, told readers Sunday that if the government would not protect his journalists' safety, then he would — by dismissing all of them.

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Fresh Lawsuit Against Ailes Slams Fox News' Response To Harassment Claims

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:01am

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky says in the complaint that the network's past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while leading her to believe that a big promotion would follow.

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