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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

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China Grants Trump A Valuable Trademark Registration

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:17pm

For years, President Trump has been seeking to expand his trademark registrations in China. This week, he won a case. But ethics experts say that raises questions about conflict of interest.

Washington State Court Rules Florist Broke The Law By Refusing To Serve Gay Couple

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:53pm

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a florist broke a state anti-discrimination law when she refused to provide flowers for a wedding between two men.

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Exiled From U.S., Cambodian Felons Use American Know-How To Get Ahead

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:04pm

Some deportees have a hard time finding their place. Others are helping tourists find their way around town.

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Yahoo Warns More Users That Their Private Information May Have Been Stolen

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:33am

The company is warning some users that intruders might have accessed their accounts by using forged cookies in a 2014 hack. It is the latest in a series of revelations about account security breaches.

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Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:17am

You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. A Latvian firm has developed a drone to pull snowboarders in a sport called "droneboarding."

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Trump Picks R. Alexander Acosta As New Labor Nominee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:50am

The president's first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday after facing criticism from members of both parties.

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Senate Narrowly Confirms Mulvaney As Trump's OMB Director

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:07am

Democrats who opposed his nomination spoke of Rep. Mick Mulvaney's view that Social Security and Medicare must be overhauled — something President Trump has promised not to undertake.

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The South Has Been Slow To Harness Its Wind, But That's Changing

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:33am

There are several reasons the region is lagging in wind energy — including lower wind speeds. But now North Carolina is home to the first large-scale commercial wind farm in the Southeast.

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'A Day Without Immigrants' Promises A National Strike Thursday

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:30am

Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day's proceeds to nonprofits that aid Latino communities.

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Germ History: Milkmaids Inspire Vaccines, But The Germs Keep Coming

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:38am

After milkmaids helped discover vaccination, we spent the next 150 years learning how to keep ourselves safe from germs. By the 1960s, we thought the battle was finally over. If only!

LA's Moves To Protect Immigrant Street-Food Vendors Come With A Catch

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:00am

LA is the only major U.S. city where selling food on the sidewalk is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law. But the devil is in the details.

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A Departing Bank Regulator's Advice To Stave Off Another Financial Crisis

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Departing Federal Reserve Board member Daniel Tarullo was a key architect of post-crisis financial reforms. He talks about how those reforms have worked and what could help in the future.

Lawyer Alleges Fox News Is Under Federal Investigation Related To Sexual Harassment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:54am

Attorney Judd Burstein says the probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.

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Boeing Employees Vote Against Unionizing In South Carolina

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:48pm

In a post on Facebook, the lead organizer says workers have said they don't need a union "at this time." The union says it represents 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 other locations around the country.

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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:21pm

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.

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Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:01pm

The White House is proposing changes to the Affordable Care Act to stabilize the insurance market as Congress moves to repeal and replace the sweeping health care law.

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Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.

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Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination For Labor Secretary

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, says he's withdrawing his nomination a day before his confirmation hearing.

Trump Labor Pick Andrew Puzder's Nomination Appears In Jeopardy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:25pm

The fast food CEO faces fierce opposition from labor groups, plus personal controversies. Reports suggest he doesn't have enough support from Republican Senators.

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