Dec 27, 2016

12/27/16: And now the presents go back

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Christmas shopping is over but Christmas returns are just getting started. An estimated 10 percent of holiday presents will be returned. We look at the logistics of sending gifts back and how brick-and-mortar stores might profit. Also: The nation's second-largest union, the…

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Tech trends to watch in 2017

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Encryption, voice commands and 'intelligent things' will be big in the new year.
The Amazon Echo Dot uses voice activated technology. 
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Revamping a billion-dollar brand: Cinnabon

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The maker of gooey rolls wants to attract millennials with its new look.

Trumps picks need strong vetting, Democrats say

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Senators are asking for tax returns and financial disclosures.
Key cabinet nominees, top row, from left: Rex Tillerson, secretary of state; Tom Price, health secretary; and Rick Perry, energy secretary. Second row: Betsy DeVos, education secretary; Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary; and Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary.
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Ten percent of holiday gifts end up getting returned

Dec 27, 2016
But retailers might actually want you to return gifts
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Unions tighten belts ahead of Trump administration

Dec 27, 2016
The Service Employees International Union is bracing for big changes.
Members of the Service Employees International Union call for an increased minimum wage.
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An ode to Carrie Fisher

Dec 27, 2016
The late actress had an remarkable career beyond Star Wars
Carrie Fisher at the premier of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in central London on December 16, 2015. 
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Christmas shopping is over but Christmas returns are just getting started. An estimated 10 percent of holiday presents will be returned. We look at the logistics of sending gifts back and how brick-and-mortar stores might profit. Also: The nation’s second-largest union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) plans to cut its budget by 30 percent over the next year. Unions expect to defend workers’ rights effectively with less spending when it also believes those rights may be threatened by Republican control of the federal government. Finally: An ode to Carrie Fisher and the many jobs you might not know she had.