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A new poll found most Americans give President-elect Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt on potential conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, Trump selected a China ambassador today, and many workers are getting overtime pay even though the White House's new rules are on hold. Plus: Silicon Valley thinks it may have a solution for the job destruction it helped create. 

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How to support yourself after the robot revolution

Dec 7, 2016
Tech elites are experimenting with a basic income to subsidize those left behind.
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Video stores are back from the dead

Dec 7, 2016
In a world of streaming, video stores preserve films that will likely never make it online
A UPS driver makes a delivery at Blockbuster store on September 23, 2010 in Glendale, California. That year, the video-rental business filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, facing rigorous competition and reportedly more than $1 billion in debt. But in a thriving nostalgia market, many stores like Blockbuster may see an unexpected resurgence.
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Delayed overtime rules sow uncertainty

Dec 7, 2016
A federal judge's injunction put the rules on hold, but some employers have raised salaries and reclassified employees to receive overtime anyway.
A federal judge's injunction put the rules on hold, but some employers have raised salaries and reclassified employees to receive overtime anyway.

 
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Pandora Premium takes on Apple Music and Spotify

Dec 7, 2016
The internet radio pioneer will launch a subscription service in early 2017.
 

 
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China welcomes Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador

Dec 7, 2016
China’s Foreign Ministry today welcomed President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to China. Branstad is a long-time friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping. And, as a farm-belt governor, he knows the value of agricultural trade with China, one of our top agricultural export markets. Last year, China imported […]
President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad raise their glasses in a toast at a State Dinner at the state Capitol in February 15, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Starbucks is opening 12,000 more stores

Dec 7, 2016
Half here, half in China.
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Americans weigh in on Trumps’ business dealings

Dec 7, 2016
A post-election poll gives Trump benefit of the doubt.
US real-estate magnate Donald Trump is seen playing golf on a billboard at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on August 12, 2015. 

 
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A new poll found most Americans give President-elect Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt on potential conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, Trump selected a China ambassador today, and many workers are getting overtime pay even though the White House’s new rules are on hold. Plus: Silicon Valley thinks it may have a solution for the job destruction it helped create. 

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