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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.

(Image credit: Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

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.

(Image credit: Todd Bookman/New Hampshire Public Radio)

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."

(Image credit: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)

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