Trump promises to block funding to sanctuary cities

Nov 14, 2016
Several have pledged to remain safe places for undocumented immigrants.
People wave and call "We are here" and "You are not alone" in Spanish to immigrant detainees at the Metropolitan Detention Center during one of several May Day marches in Los Angeles earlier this year.
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Federal agencies bracing for big cuts under Trump

Nov 14, 2016
During the campaign, the president-elect said he would 'drain the swamp.' Will he follow through?
House Speaker Paul Ryan, right, listens to President-elect Donald Trump speak to the press at the Capitol.

Will Hollywood write a new script for the Trump era?

Nov 11, 2016
Donald Trump delivered quite the plot twist this week.
"The priorities of the industry are always to make money," media critic Brian Lowry said.

The power of the pen

Nov 11, 2016
Executive orders aren't all they're cracked up to be.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump discussing transition plans in the Oval Office.

What immigration reform means to small businesses

Nov 10, 2016
How will Donald Trump's decisions on immigration reform affect small businesses?
A worker harvests cantaloupes on a farm near Firebaugh, California. 

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Trump remembers his friends and his enemies, says Observer editor-in-chief

Nov 10, 2016
The Observer's Ken Kurson doesn't expect Trump to be friendly to Wall Street, which he says was on Clinton's side.

Six surprising measures on the ballot today

Nov 8, 2016
Yes, marijuana legalization is a big issue for lots of states, but what about other measures that affect the economy?
Voters cast their ballots.
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Minimum wage pumps up Florida voters

Nov 4, 2016
A state pay-hike proposal didn't make it on the ballot, but the campaign continues.
People line up to vote at an early polling center in Miami.

How wearing a Bernie Sanders onesie affected this man's business

Nov 4, 2016
Differing political opinions can drive away customers.
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Election year polls aren't just about the numbers

Nov 2, 2016
An election can provide advertising for lesser known universities and businesses.
The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has been tightening in crucial swing states as November 8 approaches
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