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Drillers Are Optimistic As U.S. Oil Production Booms

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

Oil prices have edged up over the last few years and now domestic drilling is booming. The U.S. is expected to break oil production records set in the 1970s.

Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:05pm

Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.

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U.S. Blocks Chinese Company's $1.2 Billion Takeover Of MoneyGram

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:21am

The rejection comes despite Chinese billionaire Jack Ma's attempts to form ties with the Trump administration; he visited Trump Tower in January of last year.

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U.S. Coal Mine Deaths Rise After Record-Low 2016

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:24am

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says 15 workplace deaths occurred in 2017 after only nine the previous year. Most of the deaths occurred in West Virginia.

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2018 Administration Priority: Overhauling U.S. Trade Policy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

One of President Trump's top priorities for the new year is overhauling U.S. trade policy. Ailsa Chang talks to Wendy Cutler, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President Obama.

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

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Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:51pm

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.

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'Los Angeles Times' Newsroom Employees To Vote On Unionizing

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:13pm

This week newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times will vote on joining a union. The paper has not fared well since it was first sold to the Tribune company in 2000, with rounds of layoffs and buyouts that continued under new ownership called Tronc. Now, fresh concerns are surfacing over the paper's new editor-in-chief, Lewis D'vorkin.

Vice Media Suspends 2 Executives After Allegations Of Harassment

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:12pm

In late December, The New York Times published a report alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment at the edgy company. Now its president and chief digital officer have been placed on leave.

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The Next Debt Crunch

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:02pm

The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.

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Hoda Kotb Named Co-Anchor Of 'Today' Show, Replacing Matt Lauer

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:53pm

Kotb has filled in for Lauer since he was fired in late November for inappropriate sexual behavior. Now it's official: Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are Today's first all-female anchor team.

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Ballet Master Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:00am

In his letter to the company's board of directors, Peter Martins, 71, continued to deny he sexually harassed or abused members of the company. He had been on a leave of absence since last month.

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Economists Are Saying We Will Have A Happy — Really Happy — New Year

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:03am

Economists and market analysts are optimistic about the outlook for the new year. Most are predicting continued job growth, rising stock prices and healthy profits. But slow wage growth could hurt.

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Minimum Wage Goes Up In 18 States On New Year's Day

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:03am

Those hikes in the minimum wage range from just four cents in Alaska, to a full dollar in Maine. Advocates argue that's good for low-wage workers, but skeptics say it will cost jobs.

Chief Justice Roberts Promises To Evaluate Sexual Misconduct Policies

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:53am

In his annual report on the federal judiciary, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said recent events have "illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace."

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