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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.

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




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