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Apr 18, 2017

04/18/2017: Who is ‘Two Buck Chuck’?

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President Trump was in the heart of American manufacturing territory today: Kenosha, Wisconsin. He gave a big speech and signed two executive orders: One directing the federal government to make good on his campaign promise to "buy American, hire American" and…

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This Wisconsin dairy farmer knows what wages sent to Mexico can do

Apr 18, 2017
Legislators want to tax remittances to pay for a border wall. But for John Rosenow, they are a point of pride, not politics.
Wisconsin farmer John Rosenow looks at a Google Earth rendering of the area in Veracruz, Mexico, that many of the workers at his dairy farm call home. With him are Roberto, a worker, and Shaun Duvall, a local Spanish teacher.
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In the police body camera business, the real money's on the back end

Apr 18, 2017
Departments that agree to a proprietary software system can then be chained to a product to manage the data.
Axon body cameras that just came off the production line.
Jimmy Jenkins

Why boom-bust oil prices may be here to stay

Apr 18, 2017
Robert McNally's 'Crude Volatility' looks at the cycle in a historical context.
“I think the sort of the next rude shock perhaps in the oil markets is that we will be thirstier for oil for a lot longer than folks hope and expect,” says energy analyst Robert McNally.
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How Charles Shaw wine became Two Buck Chuck

Apr 18, 2017
It wasn't always cheap, and it wasn't always sold by Trader Joe's.
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Why companies differ over 'proxy access'

Apr 18, 2017
Investors in IBM will vote next week on whether to give themselves more rights to influence company decisions. Many companies have already embraced a kind of governance called “proxy access,” where shareholders can nominate company officials. But other corporations, including…

Trump wants to rethink worker visas

Apr 18, 2017
At a factory in Wisconsin today, President Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to focus on buying American goods and order a review of the H-1B visa program. That’s the visa companies use to hire skilled foreign workers. During…

Big Coal: an unlikely advocate to stay in the Paris climate agreement

Apr 18, 2017
Senior Trump administration officials cancelled a meeting today to talk about whether the U.S. will stay committed to its emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement. Trump has promised to take the U.S. out of agreement. A surprising group wants…

President Trump was in the heart of American manufacturing territory today: Kenosha, Wisconsin. He gave a big speech and signed two executive orders: One directing the federal government to make good on his campaign promise to “buy American, hire American” and other concerning H1-B visas. Candidate Trump was no fan of the program, which allows American companies to bring in skilled foreign workers, but President Trump might have his hands tied. Plus, we’ll follow the money in the police body camera business. Competition is heating up, and there’s big money to be made on the back end. Then: You probably know “Two Buck Chuck” as the super-thrifty wine at your local Trader Joes. But Charles Shaw was a real guy, and he made good wine and made good money Napa before he lost it all.

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N.Y. Doves
Tape Machine STRFKR
Came out of a Lady Rubblebucket
Afria Talks to You Delicate Steve
Confetti (Edit) Cold Cave