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We're talking a lot about Trump's infrastructure plan: what are his priorities and would his voters support it? Plus, high housing starts, low oil prices and Too Big To Fail.

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Uncertainty surrounds Trump's infrastructure promises

Nov 17, 2016
One thing is clear: Infrastructure spending is popular with the public and business
A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station on November 8, 2016 in Cave Creek, Arizona.

 
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Voters in the south sold on Trump's infrastructure plan

Nov 17, 2016
Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barge Line, talks about his hopes under a Trump presidency
Donald Trump supporters listen to him speak at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on January 2, 2016 in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

 
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Home building’s up, but mortgage costs could go up too

Nov 17, 2016
Today's housing start numbers are a sign there's demand in a market that's still feeling the financial crisis and the housing bust.
 

 
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The two sisters who became doctors against the odds

Nov 17, 2016
The story of Emily and Elizabeth Blackwell, sisters who became doctors and opened their own hospital in the 19th century.
A scene depicting an anatomy lesson for female medical students is shown in "Sala di Anatomia al Woman's Medical College of New York Infirmary", first printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 16, 1870.
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Sanctuary campus demonstrations pick up across the country

Nov 17, 2016
Students, faculty and staff walked off campuses this week in a call for colleges and universities to protect their undocumented students.
Students at the University of Chicago participate in a walk-out and rally to protest President-elect Donald Trump on November 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 

 
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Neel Kashkari wants to end Too Big To Fail

Nov 17, 2016
The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says he has a plan to drastically reduce the chances of another bailout of big banks.
Neel Kashkari, US Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, discusses the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the federal government's $700 billion bailout program, in a forum at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business on January 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. 
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Low crude prices are finally squeezing refineries’ margins

Nov 17, 2016
A combining of two smaller refinery operators show consolidation is under way.
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Janet Yellen is not quitting anytime soon

Nov 17, 2016
The president-elect has accused her of being corrupt without providing any evidence, but she's planning to serve out her term.
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen waves to members during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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We’re talking a lot about Trump’s infrastructure plan: what are his priorities and would his voters support it? Plus, high housing starts, low oil prices and Too Big To Fail.