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Chris Arnold

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Postelection Stock Market Rise Shocks Prominent Economists

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Before the election, two prominent economists were predicting that the stock market would fall 12 percent lower if Trump won versus Clinton. But, as it often does, the market surprised everybody and went in the other direction.

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Federal Reserve Chair Throws Cold Water On Trump's Economic Plan

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Janet Yellen warned Congress Thursday the timing might not be right for infrastructure spending and questioned Donald Trump's assertions that the Dodd-Frank stock market rules stifle economic growth.

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America's 'Forgotten' Hear Trump's Economic Battle Cry, But Will He Deliver?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We're about to find out whether Donald Trump governs as a populist champion or as a more traditional Republican when it comes to the economy — or a new mix of both.

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In Economy As In Business, Trumponomics May Mean Building Big Things

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In his acceptance speech, Trump pledges investments for U.S. infrastructure, adding a little specificity to his vague campaign promises. Skittish business leaders will watch who he puts on his team.

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Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Workers

Friday, November 04, 2016

Elizabeth Warren and two other senators are asking the bank about reports of retribution against would-be whistleblowers. The senators cite NPR reports about workers who were fired or pushed to quit.

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Financial Markets Get The Jitters Ahead Of Election Day

Thursday, November 03, 2016

With less than a week to go to voting day for the presidential election, and the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, financial markets are starting to get the jitters. With the election almost upon us, the stock market is paying close attention — and that's unusual. Markets don't usually move too much based on who wins the presidency. But this time around it's a different story, and as Donald Trump's prospects have improved, stocks have been falling.

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Workers Say Wells Fargo Unfairly Scarred Their Careers

Friday, October 21, 2016

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and Wells Fargo fired them.

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Fired Wells Fargo Employees Allege Attempts To Blow The Whistle

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wells Fargo's CEO has said the banking scandal was the the fault of some bad apples at the company who have been fired. But former workers are now speaking out and telling NPR they were "good apples," and they were fired, too. Some were fired after calling the company's ethics line repeatedly to complain about the gaming and fraud and oppressive sales culture at the company. And some say being fired by Wells Fargo a few years ago has badly damaged their careers ever since.

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Steps Down

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is retiring, effective immediately, in wake of the scandal over the bank's sales practices. Stumpf has been under fire since federal regulators fined the bank $185 million.

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Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Wells Fargo workers blame a toxic high-pressure sales culture for pushing some workers to engage in deceptive practices — even in the bank branch at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

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The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.

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Wells Fargo Fires 5,000 Employees Over Fake Accounts

Friday, September 09, 2016

Wells Fargo Bank is to pay $185 million in penalties after thousands of workers were found to have earned bonuses by illegally creating accounts for customers without their knowledge.

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Wells Fargo Ordered To Pay $185 Million Fine Over Unauthorized Accounts

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Wells Fargo will pay $185 million in penalties following accusations the bank opened deposit accounts and credit cards for customers without their permission. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says bank employees opened more than 2 million accounts that may not have been authorized. The motive, according to regulator, was to hit sales targets and compensation incentives.

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Economists Point Out Abnormalities As Housing Market Appears To Heal

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's been almost a decade since the worse housing crash since the Great Depression. And while the housing market has healed in some ways, in others it's far from normal. Single family home construction is rebounding from the trough, but still far below historical norms and the homeownership rate just keeps falling.

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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

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There's A Home Renovation Boom, But Good Luck Finding A Contractor

Thursday, August 11, 2016

With rising home prices and low interest rates, Americans are spending a record amount of money fixing up their kitchens, bathrooms and man-caves. But a lack of skilled workers is limiting the boom.

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University Employees Sue Yale, MIT And NYU Over Retirement Plan Fees

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Three of the nation's most prestigious universities face class-action lawsuits alleging the schools allowed financial firms to prey on employees by charging high fees in retirement accounts.

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Wal-Mart Acquires Jet.Com For $3.3 Billion To Challenge Amazon

Monday, August 08, 2016

Wal-Mart is buying the discount e-commerce startup, Jet.com. With the $3.3 billion acquisition, Wal-Mart hopes to become more formidable in online shopping and mount a challenge to Amazon, the top online retailer.

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Two Women Play For Sonoma Stompers Baseball Team

Friday, July 01, 2016

Stacy Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore swing their bats against the barriers to women in professional baseball. They won't be the first such players but do join a very exclusive group.

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