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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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Medical Debt Is Top Reason Consumers Hear From Collection Agencies

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:36am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that 59 percent of people contacted by a debt collector had outstanding medical bills. Telecommunications and utility bills trailed far behind.

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Trump To Give Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:33am

The pipelines had been blocked by the Obama administration, and President Trump's actions are expected to reignite the energy vs. environment debate.

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U.K. Parliament Must Trigger Brexit, Highest Court Says, Dealing Setback To May

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 5:47am

The prime minister's office says the ruling "does nothing to change" its timetable of leaving the economic union by the end of March.

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Trump Acts On Promise To Withdraw From Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:06am

Donald Trump on Monday signed a memorandum withdrawing from the TPP. He also wants to renegotiate NAFTA. Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore, who advised Trump during the presidential campaign.

Airline Technology Glitches Annoy And Delay Customers

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:06am

United says operations should be back to normal Tuesday after a computer issue grounded domestic flights Sunday. It's the latest of many technology problems that have grounded big airlines' flights.

Obamacare Repeal Threatens A Health Benefit Popular In Coal Country

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:05am

The Affordable Care Act made it faster and easier for a coal miner with black lung to get compensation benefits. Many in coal country want that provision retained, even if the larger law is repealed.

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'Speed Dating' For Farmers And Chefs: ISO A Perfect Local-Food Match

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:04am

Farmers are shy; chefs are ferocious. But they need each other to put local food on restaurant tables. A "speed-dating" event in Washington, D.C. matches farmers with chefs, aided by free beer.

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President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' - How Real Is That?

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 4:03am

The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.

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Dippin' Dots Beef Puts White House Press Secretary On The Spot

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 5:53pm

Recently discovered tweets show Sean Spicer has been at odds with the "ice cream of the future" for years. On Monday, Dippin' Dots tried to end the (one-sided) feud with a letter asking to be friends.

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Trump Files Documents To Shift Management Of Businesses To His Sons

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:34pm

For many weeks, the president said he would step away from managing his businesses, but he offered no evidence. Now documents are turning up, showing he no longer is listed as top executive.

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