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How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:53 -0500

The economy has improved, health insurance prices continued to climb, and far fewer people have been stopped at the southwestern border. However, not all of it is the president's doing.

U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:17:25 -0500

President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.

What's The Best Way To Help Refugees Land A Job?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:34:00 -0500

Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab has created an algorithm to predict where a refugee has the best chance of finding employment.

Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:00 -0500

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

Here Are The 20 Cities Still In The Running For Amazon's Second HQ

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:43:00 -0500

Amazon says it reviewed 238 proposals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It says it will invest $5 billion in building the new headquarters, which could create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:00 -0500

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:26:00 -0500

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

Finding Your Lost Bitcoins

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

The digital currency bitcoin used to only be a big deal in small circles of libertarians, but has exploded over the last year. Some early investors are now trying to find bitcoins they lost.

Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs With New Campus

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.

How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

Toyota Announces Makeover Of Its Flagship Car

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

Toyota is investing in a major makeover of its Avalon sedan. It's an interesting choice because Americans are bypassing sedans in favor of SUVs. And while the Avalon is reliable, its styling is considered stodgy, at best.

The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:00:20 -0500

You asked, we answered: Will the GOP tax plan boost economic growth? Not much (if at all), say many economists.

How Trump's Corporate Tax Cut Is Playing Out For Wal-Mart

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:47:00 -0500

Companies like Wal-Mart say tax cuts are making it possible for them to boost wages. But other economic factors could also be contributing to pay increases.