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Investors Looks To Profit Off Of Trump's Tweets About Companies

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Some investors think they can gather enough from President Trump's tweets about businesses to create a profitable trading strategy. Chris Dieterich of The Wall Street Journal explains.

Buyers Go Big As Sales Of Small Cars Slump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

The Trump administration is pushing American automakers to build more small cars in the U.S. But trucks and SUVs began outselling small cars two years ago.

Can Groups Sue Over Trump's Business Conflicts Even If They Weren't Harmed?

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Many groups are raising questions about President Trump's conflicts of interest, but do they have the "standing" to challenge him in court? Some legal experts say Trump's business competitors might.

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Trump And His Organization Lawyer Up For The Ethics War Ahead

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 5:48pm

Eric Trump called it an "exciting new chapter at the Trump Organization." But to progressive group Public Citizen, "It wouldn't matter if the Trump Organization hired Archbishop Desmond Tutu."

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Facebook Tweaks Its 'Trending Topics' Algorithm To Better Reflect Real News

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:36pm

The update comes days after accusations surfaced online that the highly shared Women's March didn't show as trending on Facebook. The social site has been trying to curb fake news and filter bubbles.

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As Obama Clean Power Plan Fades, States Craft Strategies To Move Beyond It

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:16pm

The plan is on hold while a legal battle plays out. Even if it's upheld, the Trump administration is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, states are looking at energy alternatives.

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Episode 632: The Chicken Tax

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:09pm

President Trump talks about putting tariffs on foreign cars. But there are already tariffs on auto imports and one got there because of chickens in Germany. This is how trade barriers tend to spread.

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As Trump Hotels Expand, Trump Club Also Raises Fees - And Eyebrows

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:04pm

The Trump Organization plans to open many hotels during this administration. And company's Mar-a-Lago club is doubling initiation fees. Ethicists say Trump is improperly profiting from his office.

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Dow Jones Closes Above 20,000 Points For First Time Ever

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:27pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday closed above 20,000 for the first time ever. The stock market has been on an tear since the election of Donald Trump.

The Stock Market's On An Epic Upswing. Here's Why It Probably Hasn't Benefitted You

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:18pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed another milestone today. Here's a little explainer as to why stocks have done so well in recent years — and why it doesn't affect the wallets of most Americans.

Dakota Access Pipeline Foes: We Aren't Done Fighting Yet

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 1:53pm

Opponents of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines say that Trump's new executive memo is a disappointment. But it's one that they've been gearing up for.

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Why Some Silicon Valley Tech Executives Are Bunkering Down For Doomsday

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 1:44pm

Journalist Evan Osnos discusses the Silicon Valley survivalists who are stockpiling food and weapons and investing in luxury underground bunkers. "They feel a sense of fragility in our politics."

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If These Trees Don't Get Time To Chill, Farmers Will Be Out On A Limb

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 1:38pm

Tree crops like pistachios, peaches and almonds need a certain amount of cold weather every year. But scientists say that California's climate may become too warm for them to grow there.

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Trump Vows 'Big Border Tax' For U.S. Manufacturers That Move Jobs Abroad

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:58am

President Trump has suggested an import tax of up to 45 percent on goods made by U.S. firms overseas. But it's illegal to single out individual companies and it's unclear what form the tax would take.

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These Monks Have A Calling: Making Fresh Italian Cheese ... In India

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 6:00am

Cheese is gaining popularity in this South Asian country, but it is mostly imported and expensive. An Indian-based monastery with Italian roots is trying to change that — by making it themselves.

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Apple Looks To Compete With Netflix Originals, But Making Hits Is Hard

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:40am

Apple is about to join Amazon and Netflix and get into the content making business, sources say. Apple stands to boost revenue, analysts say, but finding success in Hollywood isn't easy.

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California Eyes Climate Leadership Role, But Trump's EPA Holds A Key On Cars

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 3:37am

California Gov. Jerry Brown is vowing to lead the nation on climate change, as the Trump administration pulls back. But Trump's EPA could get in California's way over tougher car rules.

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Some Firms Are Harnessing Trump's Tweets As A Marketing Strategy

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:56pm

President Trump's use of social media to endorse or shame companies is a new public-relations channel. Some are leveraging that to recycle old news on job creation or other investment plans.

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Trump's Move On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Outrages Activists

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:35pm

President Trump indicated that potential deals between the pipeline companies and the federal government would be renegotiated, with the goal of allowing construction to move forward.

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Republicans Eye 'Once In A Generation' Chance At Tax Overhaul

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:54am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, discussed plans to revamp the federal tax code Tuesday morning, including a dramatic drop in corporate taxes and restructuring the IRS.

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