Dec 12, 2016

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We're getting more glimpses as what deal-making could look like under President-elect Donald Trump. First, the One China policy — where the U.S. does not recognize Taiwan as an independent state — has been seen as non-negotiable, but it could be a bargaining chip for Trump. Then, Lockheed Martin shares dropped after Trump criticized its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program on Twitter, but fixing his issues won't be easy. Plus, the war waging at your grocery store and why (one writer says) you should hate "Star Wars."

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Low unemployment in New Hampshire creates a labor shortage

Dec 12, 2016
Companies in the state are finding it hard to attract skilled and unskilled workers.
Derek Barka is senior director of technology at SilverTech, a digital marketing firm based in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Todd Bookman

Evictions on the rise as renters struggle

Dec 12, 2016
A new study from real estate company Redfin shows three million families are evicted annually.
Cinderblocks wall off the door and windows of a burned and abandoned rowhouse across the street from First Mt Calvary Baptist Church, in the Winchester-Sandtown neighborhood June 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. 
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The catch to the OPEC-Russia deal on oil? The U.S.

Dec 12, 2016
OPEC and Russia plan to cut oil production to raise prices – which could spur drilling in the U.S.
Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih walks alongside his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak during their meeting in Riyadh on October 23, 2016. 
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Latest Trump target: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program

Dec 12, 2016
Trump tweets that the defense program cost is out of control.
A Dutch Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet takes off at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on November 24, 2015. President-elect Trump has voiced his concerns over the costs of the Joint Strike Fighter program on his Twitter account.

 
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Trump suggests using Taiwan as a bargaining chip

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Dec 12, 2016
The president elect said he wasn't bound by the 37 year old One China policy.
President-elect Donald Trump looks on during at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
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The war behind grocery store shelves

Dec 12, 2016
Manufacturers pay steep fees to get their products on grocery store shelves, which can eliminate smaller companies from entering the market.
A worker places various household items on the shelf at a supermarket in Beijing 12 September 2005. China's consumer inflation rate slowed in August, with prices rising just 1.3 percent from a year earlier compared with an increase of 1.8 percent in July, while in August last year, inflation was running at 5.3 percent year-on-year, sparking fears the economy was beginning to get out of hand.
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"Star Wars" and the rise of the money making movie

Dec 12, 2016
The Star Wars film franchise changed this history of film, for better or for worse.
A member of staff demonstrates a Star Wars Jedi 'Lightsaber' themed umbrella at the 'Toy Soul 2015' exhibition in Hong Kong on December 19, 2015. The exhibition which runs from 18-20 December is geared towards local artists and toy developers showcasing new products.
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We’re getting more glimpses as what deal-making could look like under President-elect Donald Trump. First, the One China policy — where the U.S. does not recognize Taiwan as an independent state — has been seen as non-negotiable, but it could be a bargaining chip for Trump. Then, Lockheed Martin shares dropped after Trump criticized its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program on Twitter, but fixing his issues won’t be easy. Plus, the war waging at your grocery store and why (one writer says) you should hate “Star Wars.”

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