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Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders.

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Trump Relatives' Potential White House Roles Could Test Anti-Nepotism Law

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:05pm

Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

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Apple Pulls 'The New York Times' From Its App Store In China

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:49pm

Apple says it's "been informed" that the app violated local regulations. It's the latest in the long history of media restrictions in China, but also of tech companies getting involved in the efforts.

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The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:40am

At Johne Bowne High School in Queens, along with literature and math, some 600 city public school students also learn the basics of farming, wine-making and aquaculture, among other skills.

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After Megyn Kelly's Departure, Tucker Carlson Takes 9 P.M. Slot On Fox News

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:21am

Carlson recently launched a new show at 7 p.m. ET on Fox; Martha MacCallum will be taking over that slot for the time being. Kelly is moving to NBC News.

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The Hawkeye Is The Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Phone The Internet Asked For

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:01am

Winners of a ZTE crowdsource challenge proposed a phone that responds to eye movements and can be attached to surfaces for hands-free use. But picking a name posed an unexpected challenge.

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U.S. Manufacturers Brace For Trump's Next Trade Targets

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:01am

Donald Trump was a factor in Ford's decision to cancel plans to build a new plant in Mexico. Now he has the attention of other U.S. manufacturing firms that were considering a move south.

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico's Economic Frustrations

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexicans' Economic Frustrations

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Macy's To Close Stores, Cut Jobs Amid Weak Holiday Sales

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:32am

The department store chain says it's eliminating more than 10,000 jobs, and will proceed with plans to close 68 stores that are part of 100 closings announced in August.

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Fires, Floods And Earthquakes: New Report Finds 2016 Was Particularly Disastrous

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:33pm

Last year sometimes felt like one natural catastrophe after another. Now, reinsurer Munich Re says there were some 750 natural disasters, suggesting it was a particularly bad year.

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Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump?

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:58pm

A promised crackdown on people living in this country illegally could mean a boon for private prison companies that contract with the government to hold detainees.

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Amid Isolation, Two Cubans Develop Island's First Video Game

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Video game enthusiasts in Cuba face big obstacles with limited access to the Internet. With the opening to the U.S., two young Cubans hope to release the first independent game produced on the island.

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Mexican Officials Taken By Surprise Over Ford's Reversal On Plant

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Ford has cancelled plans for a new plant in Mexico after being slammed by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He claimed the company was shipping jobs across the border. The car company was planning to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico.

Rex Tillerson Cuts Ties With Exxon Mobil In Advance Of Confirmation Hearings

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:03am

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to become U.S. secretary of state is in line to receive a $180 million retirement package.

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Squamscot Soda: Helping You Wash It All Down Since 1863

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:10am

Conner Bottling Works used to be one of about 60 bottlers in New Hampshire. Now this fifth-generation, family-owned and run business is the last independent soda maker standing in the state.

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Obama Makes A Last-Ditch Effort For His Signature Health Care Law

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:00am

President Obama tries to rally congressional Democrats to save his namesake health care law, even as Republicans take the first step toward repeal.

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Rising Star Megyn Kelly To Leave Fox News For NBC

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

A statement released on Tuesday by NBC News said Megyn Kelly will host a weekday morning program and will also have a Sunday evening show. The switch will take place later this year.

Article 50 Will Guide United Kingdom's Exit From The EU

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:59am

The United Kingdom is making plans to leave the European Union. They'll do it using the EU's own constitutional rules. Our Planet Money teams looks into why the EU has a built in exit clause.

Dakota Pipeline Protesters, Nearby Residents Brace For 2017

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:54am

While some protesters are staying in North Dakota to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents feel mixed about their new neighbors. One Bismarck resident says she just wants her "hometown back."

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