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Trump Names Son-In-Law Jared Kushner As White House Senior Adviser

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:08pm

The appointment of the president-elect's son-in-law to a senior role could run into legal and ethics issues related to nepotism. Kushner plans to largely divest from his sizable business interests.

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Bears Ears Monument Is A Win For Tribal Food Sovereignty. Will Trump Undo It?

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:51am

The newly created monument preserves 1.3 million acres in Utah where natives have foraged for millennia. But critics who point to the land's energy extraction potential want the designation undone.

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Annual Auto Show Kicks Off In Detroit

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

The 2017 North American International Auto Show opened over the weekend in Detroit. A diverse lineup of new vehicles are vying for attention.

Decision Expected Soon In Florida Golf Course Suit Involving Trump

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

A federal judge will rule on a 2013 lawsuit involving the Trump National golf course in Jupiter, Fla. Trump bought the club in 2012 and has refused to return $6 million to members wanting refunds.

Electronic Health Records May Help Customize Medical Treatments

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:59am

Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.

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HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:47am

HUD secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs, but worries whether he'll roll back a new fair housing rule.

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Low Pay In State Legislatures Means Some Can't Afford The Job

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:02am

State legislators in 30 states make $30,000 a year or less. New Mexico doesn't pay lawmakers at all, while those in New Hampshire make just $200 per two-year term.

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SeaWorld Ends Its Orca Theatrics In San Diego, But Critics Aren't Convinced

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 2:59pm

The One Ocean show, which has come under criticism for the treatment of its star orcas, has its finale Sunday at SeaWorld San Diego. Yet some doubt the park sincerely means to change its program.

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Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 8:01am

Stimulating the brain with electrical currents is exploratory technology. But people are making and buying devices that do that for use at home — and interest rises around exam time.

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Some Rockettes At Odds With Management Over Inauguration Performance

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

Trump Could Make Good On Tariff Threats, Thanks To Existing Laws

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.

Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:08am

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.

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What Kind Of Jobs President Has Obama Been — In 8 Charts

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 5:00am

President Obama inherited an economy that was cratering, the worst recession since the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely, things have turned around. The job market is strong, but quickly shifting.

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A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:49am

Urban farms have flourished in the city's vacant lots. Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.

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U.S. Added 156,000 Jobs In December; Hourly Wages Rose 10 Cents

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:49am

Over the course of 2016, average hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The unemployment rate was little changed; 4.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in November.

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Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments From Private Insurers

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Audits show Medicare potentially overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million, yet the government recovered only $3 million. The finding adds to questions about oversight of Medicare Advantage plans.

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States Create A Patchwork Of Regulations For Employers To Follow

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.

Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:57am

Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.

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U.S. Likely To Become Net Exporter Of Energy, Says Federal Forecast

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:28pm

The Energy Information Administration reports the shift will probably happen by 2030, and it credits domestic natural gas production. The agency says it is watching variables such as new technology.

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Trump Deposed For 90 Minutes In Civil Case Involving Chef José Andrés

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:06pm

President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the oath of office, but as this deposition highlights, many business entanglements remain.

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