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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

Feb 08, 2017
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.
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Economy

U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

Feb 06, 2017
NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.
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Business

After Travel Ban, Airlines Scramble To Reroute Crew Members From The U.S.

Feb 01, 2017
Airlines employ people from all over the world, including staff from countries barred by Trump's immigration order. Now they're hurrying to reroute flight attendants who could be affected.
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Shots - Health News

Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

Jan 31, 2017
People continue to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage, even as huge questions loom about where millions of people will find health care in a year.
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Shots - Health News

Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

Jan 27, 2017
One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing that support would mean.
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Politics

Can Groups Sue Over Trump's Business Conflicts Even If They Weren't Harmed?

Jan 26, 2017
Many groups are raising questions about President Trump's conflicts of interest, but do they have the "standing" to challenge him in court? Some legal experts say Trump's business competitors might.
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All Tech Considered

Apple Looks To Compete With Netflix Originals, But Making Hits Is Hard

Jan 25, 2017
Apple is about to join Amazon and Netflix and get into the content-making business, sources say. Apple stands to boost revenue, analysts say, but finding success in Hollywood isn't easy.
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News

President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' — How Real Is That?

Jan 24, 2017
The president greeted business leaders on his first full weekday in office by promising to eliminate three-fourths of federal regulations. Easier said than done. Much easier.
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Politics

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

Jan 23, 2017
Eleven states with GOP governors expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Now those governors want to make sure the expansion isn't unwound if the ACA is repealed.
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Business

Boeing To Start Trump Era With New Wave Of Downsizing

Jan 19, 2017
Aviation giant Boeing, a corporate sponsor of the inauguration and one of the country's largest exporters, is planning new buyouts and layoffs on top of nearly 11,000 job cuts last year.
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Shots - Health News

California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

Jan 12, 2017
A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?
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Business

Trump D.C. Hotel Contractors Say They're Owed Millions

Jan 11, 2017
Liens filed by construction firms against the Trump Organization's new luxury Washington hotel claim they're owed more than $5 million for unpaid work. The federal government holds the building lease.
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Business

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

Jan 05, 2017
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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The Salt

Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Jan 03, 2017
Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.
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Shots - Health News

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Jan 02, 2017
Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.
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Parallels

In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

Dec 30, 2016
The town of Sunderland, where jobs depend on a foreign employer, Nissan, voted resoundingly for Britain to leave the EU even though that could work against its economic interests.
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Economy

Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

Dec 29, 2016
It's taken years since the Great Recession, but wages are showing signs of climbing — though not very quickly. Economists say there are reasons to believe wage growth could continue into 2017.
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Law

New Jersey Banking On Shift From Bail Money To Risk Assessment

Dec 27, 2016
Next month, courts in New Jersey will all but stop using a money-based bail system. Advocates say the new approach is fairer to poor defendants, and could be a national model. But what about the cost?
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Business

Trump's Businesses Could Be Tripped Up By A 2012 Insider Trading Law

Dec 22, 2016
The STOCK Act bars presidents and members of Congress from trading securities based on the kind of insider information they routinely have access to.
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The Salt

Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It's Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?

Dec 21, 2016
Some members of Congress are calling on the government to crack down on food labels like soy milk or hemp milk. They say the "milk" label is legally reserved for only one beverage source: cows.
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Business

Trump's Immigration Plan Could Undermine Promise To Boost Economy

Dec 20, 2016
Donald Trump says he will double the U.S. growth rate; that requires getting more people into the workforce. The president-elect also plans to limit immigration, the biggest source of new workers.
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The Salt

No Bitterness Here: Craft Beer Boom Boosts Spain's Hops Growers

Dec 15, 2016
When Germany halted exports in WWII, Spanish brewers asked farmers in a town in northern Spain to plant hops. Now, the town produces 99 percent of the country's hops used by the craft beer industry.
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Business

United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

Dec 12, 2016
United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.
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Politics

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Dec 02, 2016
Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.
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Parallels

Trump's Loans From Troubled German Bank Pose Conflict Of Interest

Dec 01, 2016
His new hotel's $200 million renovation was financed by Deutsche Bank. The Justice Department is set to impose a multibillion-dollar fine on the bank. And Trump will oversee the Justice Department.

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