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CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:44pm

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

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Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:33pm

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises, and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:14pm

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.

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Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:01pm

New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs.

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Trump Cites 'Grandstanders' After Another Executive Leaves His Business Council

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:17pm

"I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do," said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

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CEOs Cut Ties With Trump

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:06am

What does the White House business council do anyway?

Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:53am

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

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'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:52am

As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.

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Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:47pm

President Trump asked his top trade adviser to determine whether to launch a probe into Chinese trade practices, particularly those forcing U.S. companies in China to turn over intellectual property.

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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:28pm

The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.

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Making Sense Of Charlottesville: A Reader's Guide

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:24pm

The tragedy in Virginia has sparked compelling writing around the country, and around the Internet. Here's our roundup.

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Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:10pm

The extension leaves time for President Trump to decide whether to continue crucial payments to insurers and for insurers to figure out how they would operate without them if they were to disappear.

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Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:54am

The U.S. exchange rate for bitcoin rose to a record $4,300 on Monday — nearly $1,000 above its rate one week ago.

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Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:00am

As our houses fill with the Internet of things, sensors will tell us whether we left the stove on or if we're out of paper towels. But critics worry these devices won't be secure and will spy on us.

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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:41am

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

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Merck CEO Resigns From A Trump Business Council, Citing His Conscience

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:22am

"I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism," Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier says in leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council.

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Work Can Be Stressful, Dangerous And Sometimes Great

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:58am

America's workers are subject to more physical harm and emotional stress than you might think, but many of these challenges can be mitigated by a good boss and good friends.

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White Supremacist Site Is Banned By GoDaddy After Virginia Rally

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 7:30am

The Daily Stormer published a story mocking protester Heather Heyer and making light of the events in Virginia, prompting calls for GoDaddy, which hosts the site, to take the site down.

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:58am

The whiter the smile the more attractive the person, research finds. Both men and women say white teeth matter when choosing a mate. This may be why whitening teeth is a $3.2 billion industry.

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