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When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:56am

The Caterpillar company is moving its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago. It's a blow to Peoria, but the company says its executives need to be closer to Chicago's transportation options.

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Does Snapchat Need To Go Beyond Young Users To Succeed?

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 6:01am

Older adults can sometimes feel like Snapchat wasn't made for them. But to continue its success, the company may have to look beyond its younger audience.

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Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, This Master Of Milk Came Home

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:44am

For one of the biggest and most successful dairymen in America, success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire of milk.

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Episode 752: Eagles vs. Chickens

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:38pm

Picture an organic farm, with thousands of free-range chickens roaming wide-open land. Now picture it from above, from the vantage of a soaring bald eagle. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Is Trump Tweeting From a 'Secure' Smartphone? The White House Won't Say

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:29pm

Cybersecurity experts agree that if President Trump is using his old Android smartphone, it poses a big risk. The same experts say there are ways for Trump to tweet securely.

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White House Cites Jobs Report As Evidence Of Consumer Confidence

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:35pm

The White House cited Friday's jobs report as evidence of consumer confidence in the Trump presidency. Yet throughout his campaign, Trump trashed the jobs report as a false indicator of economic health.

Nordstrom Drops Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line Due To Lagging Sales

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Ivanka Trump's fashion line has been dropped by Nordstrom. The retailer says the brand's sales have lagged.

Trump Signs Executive Action To Roll Back Some Financial Regulations

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump signed an executive action that sets the stage for a dramatic rollback of regulations put into place following the financial crisis. The president also wants to halt an Obama administration rule that requires financial advisers to act in their clients best interest in retirement planning.

In Atlanta, Small Businesses Have Mixed Expectations Of President Trump

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:15pm

Members of Atlanta's Hispanic community fear the effect of Trump's recent immigration orders on business, while other business leaders welcome the president's promise to roll back regulations.

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Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad About Immigration Reverberates In More Ways Than One

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:44pm

There are lots of factual errors in Bud's new ad about its founder, but it gets one thing right — the hostility toward new immigrants, an issue as relevant today as it was back then.

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Building, And Losing, A Career On Facebook

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:50am

What a meme-maker and an investigative journalist teach us about the power of the Facebook empire, and how its opaque decisions harm real people.

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Trump's Campaign Paid Millions To His Own Properties, FEC Documents Say

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:32am

Now that he's declared his campaign for re-election, President Trump can continue to funnel money into his own businesses, but the payments will also face more scrutiny.

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Trump To Take Aim At Dodd-Frank, Investor Protections Rule In Executive Action

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 9:35am

President Trump has called the financial regulations passed during the Obama administration a "disaster." An executive action expected Friday would order a review of the law.

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U.S. Added 227,000 Jobs In January, Outpacing Expectations

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:00am

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose just slightly, ticking up a tenth of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. Average hourly wages increased by 3 cents.

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Let This Spirit Moo-ve You: Make Way For The World's First Milk Vodka

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 6:00am

A dairy farmer in Dorset, England, is distilling the sweet, high-fat milk of cows into a creamy and versatile beverage that is attracting the attention of both consumers and industry experts.

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Employers Fear GOP Health Overhaul Could Damage Job-Based Insurance

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:00am

Large companies in particular — those that have always offered job-based medical coverage — say a poorly thought-out replacement might turn out to be worse for them and their workers.

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Fox Rejects Super Bowl Ad With Immigration Theme; Another Will Air

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:58am

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, David Greene talks to Jose Villa, president of the marketing firm Sensis, about ads that touch on themes of immigrant suffering and striving in America.

Snapchat, All Grown-Up: 5 Things We Learned From Snap's IPO Filing

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:22pm

Snap — expected to be valued at more than $20 billion when it goes public — may be the first company to use the term "sexting" in an initial public offering filing with the SEC.

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Uber CEO Leaves Business Council After Criticism From Trump Opponents

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 6:02pm

Travis Kalanick said in an email to employees, "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that."

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Financial Industry Groups Fear Trump Will Block Investor Protection Rule

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:34pm

The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration. The rule requires that financial advisers act in their clients best interest when it comes to their retirement accounts. It has been widely supported by consumer groups, unions and financial watchdogs. The financial industry lobbied against the rule saying it would have unintended consequences and created too much paperwork to make it worth it for advisers to work with small clients.

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