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Two Cities Vote To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Pipeline

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:18pm

In a unanimous vote, Seattle's council opted to pull more than $3 billion in city funds from the banking giant. Hours later, Davis, Calif., followed suit.

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Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:06pm

New data illustrates how deeply entrenched the racial wealth gap is.

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest And Michael McKean Join 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:05am

The three comedy legends join Harry Shearer's lawsuit, first filed last fall, against the film's owner.

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Ethics Experts Find Holes In Trump's Firewall Against Conflicts

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:47am

President Trump signed over 488 business entities, including his luxury hotel in Washington, to a trust. But a document says those assets are held "for the exclusive benefit of Donald J. Trump."

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Even If You Expect Obamacare To Be Repealed, Don't Skip Paying Tax Penalty Now

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 9:25am

People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.

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Update On The Journalist Kicked Off Facebook

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:50am

A Zimbabwean investigative reporter was kicked off Facebook while investigating a case of child abuse. Now she's reinstated and still pained by the experience, but happy to be connected again.

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:36am

Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.

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Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:35am

President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.

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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:33am

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.

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White House Says Medicare Should Leverage Its Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:02pm

A spokesman said Tuesday that President Trump does want Medicare to be able to directly negotiate prescription drug prices with drugmakers. Analysts disagree about how much difference that would make.

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Army Approves Dakota Access Pipeline Route, Paving Way For The Project's Completion

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:25pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will allow the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River, cutting short an environmental impact assessment and removing the final barrier to construction.

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A Funeral May Cost You Thousands Less Just By Crossing The Street

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:02pm

An NPR investigation finds the death care industry can often be confusing and unhelpful to consumers who must make high-priced decisions at a time of grief and financial stress.

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Trump's Energy Shift Could Bring Higher Gas Prices, Analysts Say

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:01pm

While Barack Obama's energy policy focused on renewable power and climate change, President Trump is focused on extracting fossil fuels. Among big changes, some predict higher prices at the pump.

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Dog Food Company Recalls Products That May Contain Pentobarbital

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:04pm

Citing the possible presence of a chemical used to euthanize animals, pet food maker Evanger's has issued a partial recall of its popular Hunk of Beef Au Jus product.

'Black Edge' Recounts The Biggest Insider-Trading Scandal In History

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:22pm

Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses the investigation of billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. She says the ways Wall Street elites accumulate wealth often negatively affect the rest of the country.

Twitter Introduces 'Safe Search' And Other Tools Targeting Abuse

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:04am

Twitter's "safe search" results will not display any tweets "that contain potentially sensitive content" as well as those from blocked or muted accounts.

Travel Agents Say Clients Have Many Questions About Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

The Trump administration's travel ban and the confusion around it is creating headaches for some in the U.S. travel industry. Travel agents are trying to calm nervous travelers.

'Glass House' Chronicles The Sharp Decline Of An All-American Factory Town

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:35pm

Once a bustling town, Lancaster, Ohio, is now beset by unemployment, low wages and drug abuse. Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House.

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Nearly 100 Tech Firms Ask Federal Court To Block Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:31am

The ban is unlawful, discriminatory and arbitrary — and hurts business, say 97 tech companies ranging from Apple and Facebook to Google and Uber.

What Will It Take To Bring Back Domestic Manufacturing Jobs?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Scott Paul, the president of Alliance for American Manufacturing, one of 28 business and union leaders appointed to President Trump's new manufacturing jobs initiative.

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