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Trump's Victory Elevates Hopes For People In Coal Country

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump's victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and now that he has been elected, people have high hopes about what he, and the Republican Congress, can do to turn around coal's fortunes.

Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:04pm

The online retail giant reports that it sold more than $17 billion in goods on Friday — the site's holiday encouraging people to buy presents for themselves. Not everyone trusts the numbers, though.

Russia Moves To Block LinkedIn Over Personal Data Storage Location

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:24am

LinkedIn has more than 433 million members in 200 countries, including Russia — but it doesn't have offices there.

Worrying About Your Exchange Coverage? Obamacare Repeal Would Take A While

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:35am

Republican efforts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act are expected to take time to work through Congress. There are also indications the new administration would give consumers time to adjust.

After Trump Victory, Silicone Valley Investor Dave McClure Melts Down

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

CEOs of the largest Internet companies have congratulated President-elect Trump — or at least expressed openness to the new administration. But one member of the Silicon Valley elite broke rank.

Why Do People Pay Good Money For Bad Smelling Truffles?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Truffles are expensive, and they can't be cultivated like other crops — so supply can't increase to meet demand. That means truffle dealing — and truffle smuggling — are a high stakes hustle.

Dow Hits All-Time High As Investors Anticipate Transition To Trump

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:49pm

Thursday trading centered on areas in which the new administration plans to loosen regulations or increase spending. Financials and pharmaceuticals were up, as were defense and infrastructure stocks.

An App Saw Trump Winning Swing States When Polls Didn't

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:22pm

The startup Brigade built an app that asks a simple question: Which candidate are you going to vote for? The company's data pointed to a big crossover effect: Democrats voting for Trump in droves.

Trump Team Promises To 'Dismantle' Dodd-Frank Bank Regulations

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:48pm

For six years, the Dodd-Frank Act has been rolling out rules intended to tame inappropriate risk-taking by banks. The Trump transition team now says the new administration will "dismantle" the law.

The Mysterious Missing Trillions In Donald Trump's Tax Plan

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:25pm

There are two possible versions of a Trump tax plan. He hasn't confirmed which one he plans to pursue. There's a $1.5 trillion difference between the two of them over 10 years.

Does It Matter When A White CEO Says 'Black Lives Matter'?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:18pm

The CEO of AT&T, along with Ben & Jerry's and Starbucks, have waded into the rough waters of race. We ask some experts whether that makes a difference, and the answer is ... complicated.

Cigarette Smoking In The U.S. Continues To Fall

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:02pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen from 21 percent of the adult population in 2005 to 15 percent in 2015, when the agency conducted its latest survey.

Put A Little Bounce In Your Day With A New Christmas Ad From The U.K.

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:11am

Every year, the British retailer John Lewis goes all out on a cinematic holiday ad. The past few years have been tear-jerkers, but this year, it went for the funny bone instead. Meet Buster the Boxer.

Toy Hall Of Fame To Reveal Class Of 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 6:00am

Nominees include: Fisher-Price Little People, Care Bears, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Transformers, Nerf foam balls, Clue, Uno, pinball, the swing, Dungeons & Dragons, coloring books and bubble wrap.

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the U.S. security umbrella that's been in place since the end of World War II.

Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

During the campaign, the president-elect said climate change is not real, and he rejected last year's international agreement to cut greenhouse gases.

How U.S. Trade Policy Could Change Under The Trump Administration

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump appealed to voters who have been hurt by globalization, promising he would rip up or renegotiate trade deals. Many Republicans, however, back the trade pacts.

Donald Trump's Businesses Pose New Conflict Of Interest Questions

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:08am

One issue is what to do with all the businesses he owns. Other newly elected presidents have placed investments in a blind trust, but Trump's business empire is on a completely different scale.

Wall Street Rebounds After Donald Trump's Victory

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:15pm

U.S. stocks closed up Wednesday in a dramatic reversal from deep losses in post-election overnight trading. Donald Trump's unexpected victory had investors worried about uncertainty in the markets.

Episode 734: The Trump Indicators

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 9:55pm

Donald Trump is our president elect. We look at three economic indicators to see what they can tell us about a Trump presidency.

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