Jun 6, 2018

"You can’t barbecue your way out of this problem"

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If only. President Donald Trump likes to talk about the trade deficit, the difference between what the United States sells to other countries and what it buys from them. It shrank between March and April, according to the latest report,…

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Feral swine, "the worst invasive species we'll ever see"

Jun 6, 2018
The hogs will eat just about anything, and landowners in Texas are at their wits' end. The USDA is developing a poison. "We’re out of options,” an agency researcher says.
Jackie Brister's ranch hand, Roberto Olvera, caught this feral hog running through his boss' wheat. He'll sell it to a meat processor one county over.
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Here's why some of Trump's policies have been pretty good for Hollywood so far

Jun 6, 2018
Motion Picture Association of America CEO Charlie Rivkin talks about the business of making movies and more.
“My industry and me in particular, we were one of the first out in support of the tax deal that [President Donald Trump] put forward," says Charlie Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Above, he speaks at CinemaCon in April in Las Vegas.
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If only. President Donald Trump likes to talk about the trade deficit, the difference between what the United States sells to other countries and what it buys from them. It shrank between March and April, according to the latest report, something the White House would say is good news. But it’s still higher than it’s been in years, and when you take a closer look at the numbers, you can see how the current trade disagreements are changing the global economy. Then: What the bond market has to do with Republican tax cuts. Plus, the barbecue problem: Wild hogs. (06/06/2018)