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Sep 1, 2016

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Apple's tax bill, SpaceX's explosive setback and a whole lot of "Minions" merch. Plus: A day after Trump's big immigration speech, a look at the immigration policies the next president will inherit.

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Apple to bring profits back: what's the tax bill?

Sep 1, 2016
The corporate tax rate is 35 percent - but some doubt Apple will pay that.
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks as she gives a press conference to order Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes, in Brussels on August 30, 2016. The European Union on August 30, 2016, ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal. 

 
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What will be the fallout from SpaceX blast?

Sep 1, 2016
Experts say the explosion probably won't derail the private space industry.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 carrying the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite on SpaceXs first deep space mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in February 2015. One of SpaceX's rockets exploded during a routine test the morning of September 1, 2016.

 
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Trump, Clinton and immigration

Sep 1, 2016
A look at the immigration policies the next president will inherit.
Hillary Clinton speaks during the 2015 integration immigration conference in Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 2015.
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Licensed merchandise is up $10 billion

Sep 1, 2016
There's even a license for an original paint color - Minion Yellow.
Spanish singer Abraham Mateo attends 'The Minions' photocall at the Hesperia Hotel in Madrid, Spain. The merchandise of popular movies like 'Minions' has amassed $10 billion, with licensed toys, shirts, games, mobile applications and more.

 
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What you didn’t know about Tetris

Sep 1, 2016
How an obscure Russian programmer made the world’s most popular computer game.
Tetris blocks are everywhere—you can see people playing the game across the world on smartphones, tablets and iPhones. 
Tetris Opener/Wikimedia Commons

Satan won't run for president on the FEC's watch

Sep 1, 2016
The Federal Elections Commission is sending letters to a bunch of hoax candidates, like God.
The Federal Elections Commission is cracking down on the filings of hoax candidates. This includes the scrutiny of paperwork for candidates like Satan.
David Ramos/Getty Images and Tony Wagner/Marketplace

Farm families in the west under pressure to sell their water

Sep 1, 2016
Farm water rights increasingly going to sustain condos and suburban lawns.
Auctioneer Spanky Assiter calls bids for land and water rights at a real estate auction in Loveland, Colorado. 
Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Apple’s tax bill, SpaceX’s explosive setback and a whole lot of “Minions” merch. Plus: A day after Trump’s big immigration speech, a look at the immigration policies the next president will inherit.

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