Chris Arnold

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Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

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Despite Proven Technology, Attempts To Make Table Saws Safer Drag On

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's unclear whether the Consumer Product Safety Commission will finally pass a rule requiring all new saws to have an active injury prevention monitoring system built into them.

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Who Snatched My Car? Wells Fargo Did

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wells Fargo is facing another scandal. This time, the bank acknowledges it signed up nearly 500,000 auto-loan customers for insurance they didn't need. Thousands lost their cars to repossession.

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As Oil Prices Predicted To Remain Low, Energy Firms Seek Ways To Adapt

Friday, July 28, 2017

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell this week said it now expects oil prices to remain low forever. The global oil glut of recent years shows no sign of diminishing. Energy demand has leveled off.

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New Rule Clears The Way For More Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

At issue are so called "arbitration clauses" that companies have used to block customers from joining class actions.

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Wells Fargo To Pay $142 Million To Customers Hurt By Bogus Accounts

Monday, July 10, 2017

The bank could pay customers more if an independent expert overseeing the compensation process deems it necessary.

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How To See If Home Prices Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live

Friday, July 07, 2017

In much of the U.S., the housing crash hangover lingers. New tabulation of home price data lets you zoom in on hundreds of metro areas and counties around the country.

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Why Isn't The Housing Market Booming The Way Experts Expected?

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Interest rates are near historic lows and consumer confidence is high, but the market isn't booming. One reason may be mobility: people moving from state to state is half what it was two decades ago.

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The 'Oracle of Omaha' Condemns Republican Health Care Bill At Berkshire Meeting

Saturday, May 06, 2017

At what's become an annual tradition that some call a "Capitalist Woodstock," Warren Buffett held forth on a wide range of issues, including Wells Fargo's scandal, tax cuts and driverless cars.

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Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Obama-era policy allowed states to offer retirement savings plans. Retiree and worker protection groups say the state-designed plans benefit employees of small businesses that lack 401(k) plans.

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U.S. Economy Grows At Weakest Rate In Past 3 Years

Friday, April 28, 2017

The U.S. economy stalled in the first quarter, growing at a tepid 0.7 percent. But economists say the ragged quarter was an aberration and predict growth will rebound during the spring and summer.

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Wells Fargo Fake Bank Accounts Scandal Haunts Shareholder Elections

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo shareholders will vote on whether to fire the vast majority of the bank's board members. That would be an extremely rare event in corporate America.

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The United Airlines Fiasco: How Game Theory Could Help

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The fiasco with United dragging a passenger off its plane illustrates the problem of enticing people to voluntarily give up their seats. We talk to game theorists about some options.

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5 Things To Know About Trump's Delay Of The Financial Adviser Rule

Monday, April 10, 2017

Americans are losing billions of dollars from retirement accounts to excessive fees. The Obama administration passed a rule to stop that. But President Trump has delayed the rule.

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News Brief: U.S. Strategy On Assad Lacks Details, North Korea Aggression

Monday, April 10, 2017

The White House is sending mixed messages about how to handle Syria's president. And, a U.S. Navy group is moving toward the Korean peninsula as concerns mount over the north's missile program.

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Trump Administration Quietly Starts Review Of China's Trade Status

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The move is surprising to U.S.-China watchers, and comes just days before President Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in person for the first time.

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Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.

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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For Average Americans?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates affects every day Americans. Their payments on home equity lines of credit will be going up, and mortgage rates will be rising.

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Trump Adviser's Warning About Food Supply Takeover Met With Skepticism

Friday, March 10, 2017

Peter Navarro, top trade adviser to the president, worries that foreign takeovers of U.S. food and defense companies could make America less secure. But economists see no signs of that happening.

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