Jan 28, 2016

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How the Zika virus is impacting business and travel; schools and children in Flint face the worst of the water crisis; and an interview with GM's Chief Electric Vehicle Engineer about the new Chevy Bolt. 

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Facebook figures out Wall Street

Jan 28, 2016
The social network's latest earnings report shows big gains in mobile
Mobile ad revenues were responsible for 4.5 billion dollars of Facebook's earnings in the latest quarterly report.
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Flint schools face a long-term lead problem

Jan 28, 2016
Flint's public schools already faced a $10 million budget deficit before the lead crisis.
Justin Roberson, age 6, and Mychal Adams, age 1, wait on a stack of bottled water at the Heavenly Host Baptist Church January 17, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.
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Those who heat homes with oil welcome price drop

Jan 28, 2016
But lower home heating oil prices may also slow the conversion to other fuels
Home heating oil delivery driver Andy Kane fills the tank at a Connecticut home. 
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Contrary to Trump's tweets, Fox ad rates are fine

Jan 28, 2016
Fox will still maintain steady ad revenue, in spite of Trump's absence at the debate
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waits to be introduced during a campaign event at the University of Iowa on January 26, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Thousands of former students apply for debt relief

Jan 28, 2016
A little-known provision of federal law may offer widespread loan forgiveness
California Attorney General Kamala Harris points to a map as she speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Harris announced the filing of a lawsuit against the for-profit Corinthian Colleges and its subsidiaries for alleged false advertising, securities fraud, intentional misrepresentations to students and the unlawful use of military insignias in advertisements. 
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Depressing durable goods don't spell doom

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Jan 28, 2016
While manufacturing is slowing, the services side of the U.S. economy is vibrant.
A shopper looks around at Ikea.  
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WHO warns Zika virus could infect 4 million

Jan 28, 2016
Trade is unlikely to be affected but the travel industry is already seeing impact.
Health workers fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Two two-man teams were fumigating in the city today. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms.
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Gas prices are down, but electric vehicles are in

Jan 28, 2016
GM's Pam Fletcher sits down with Kai Ryssdal to discuss investing in electric vehicles
General Motors Company CEO Mary Barra and Mark Reuss, executive vice president arrive in a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at a press conference at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 11, 2016. 
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How the Zika virus is impacting business and travel; schools and children in Flint face the worst of the water crisis; and an interview with GM’s Chief Electric Vehicle Engineer about the new Chevy Bolt.