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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., listens as Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, not pictured, speaks during a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Prime Minister Modi plans on connecting 600,000 villages across India using fiber optic cable as part of his "dream" to expand the world's largest democracy's economy to $20 trillion. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg begins war on fake news with Facebook’s new censorship policy

Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday. The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during…
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Republicans move to cut social security benefits

  • December 15, 2016
The GOP unveils a 'permanent save' for Social Security — with massive benefit cuts Amid all the hand-wringing over Republican plans to eviscerate Medicare and Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the GOP has the knives out for Social Security too. The latest reminder…
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Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a rally at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. President Barack Obama's top business ambassador dismissed Trump's call for a wall along the Mexico border, saying the U.S. is focused instead on expanding business with one of its biggest trade partners. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Growing calls for electoral college to challenge Donald Trump’s presidency for violating emolument clause of constitution and for being demagogue sponsored by foreign governments

  • December 12, 2016
Trump promises to bring to the presidency precisely the 'tumult and disorder' that Hamilton warned against Since Nov. 9, Donald Trump has been described as our “President-elect.” But many would be shocked to learn that this term is actually legally meaningless. The Constitution sets out a specific hurdle for Trump…
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Electoral College could challenge Trump presidency

  • December 11, 2016
A Change.org petition, now signed by more than 4.3 million people, encourages members of the Electoral College to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton when the college meets on Dec. 19. The petition argues that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” and that “Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and…
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Trump rejects reports of Russian hacks during election

  • December 11, 2016
CIA officials told senators it is now “quite clear” that electing Donald Trump was Russia’s goal. In an interview on Fox News Sunday on Dec. 11, President-elect Trump denied the CIA's assessment.  President-elect Donald Trump said he does not believe the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to…
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Donald Trump just took a shot at Boeing in Trump Tower

  • December 10, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump unexpectedly started negotiating with Boeing over the price of a new Air Force One on Tuesday morning. First over Twitter, Trump threatened to cancel the order for a new Air Force One, which would be used for future presidents. He said the cost of the new 747…
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Donald Trump wants to end food stamps program

  • December 9, 2016
In a recent interview, president-elect Donald Trump was asked about his thoughts on welfare In a recent interview, president-elect Donald Trump was asked about his thoughts on outgoing President Barrack Obama's signature legislation Obamacare. When he was prodded about the controversial subject of healthcare, Trump veered slightly off topic while giving his answer.…
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Donald Trump will do reality tv show while in office

  • December 8, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is staying on as an executive producer President-elect Donald Trump is staying on as an executive producer of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice” despite his impending responsibilities as leader of the free world, Variety reported on Thursday. The popular program, which propelled the businessman to national prominence…
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Trump Tweets bound to Instigate a diplomacy Crisis with China

  • December 6, 2016
Trump’s unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday prompted a diplomatic protest with the United States on Saturday, although Vice President-elect Mike Pence downplayed its significance, saying it was a “courtesy” call, not intended to show a shift in U.S. policy on China. Trump, who vowed during his…
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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees banks benefiting from faster growth

  • December 6, 2016
Rising interest rates and the incoming administration's pro-growth policies will help major financial institutions in the coming years, Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian said on Tuesday. "Faster growth, that's good for Bank of America. Higher interest rate structure, that's good for Bank of America," Moynihan said in a…
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Intensified protests pushes US to plan re-routing Dakota pipeline

  • December 6, 2016
  Cannon Ball (United States) (AFP) - The US Army Corps of Engineers nixed plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests. The pipeline had been set to cross under the Missouri River and…
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Trump Administration wants to privatize Indian Land Reservations for Oil Extraction

  • December 6, 2016
Trump planning to privatize oil-rich Native American reservations A team of advisers in the Trump administrations are planning on trying to privatize oil-rich Native American reservations. The reservations the Trump administration is planning on stealing are ruled by Native Americans as sovereign nations.  Native American reservations cover just 2 percent…
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Bigger trade deficit suggests trade will drag on growth

  • December 6, 2016
The U.S. trade deficit increased in October as exports fell amid declining shipments of soybeans and other goods, suggesting that trade would be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that the trade gap widened 17.8 percent to $42.6 billion. September's trade deficit…
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US productivity growth rebounds sharply to best level in two years

  • December 6, 2016
U.S. worker productivity rebounded sharply in the third quarter as initially estimated, marking its quickest pace of growth in two years, but the trend remained weak. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that non-farm productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, rose at an unrevised 3.1 percent annual rate. The…
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McDonald’s to keep up to 25 percent stake in China, HK stores

  • December 6, 2016
McDonald's Corp is looking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion with the sale of its China and Hong Kong stores after the U.S. fast-food chain decided to keep "a significant minority stake in the business," a person with direct knowledge of the plans said on Tuesday. The company has…
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