Trump's deadline on 'Dreamers' reverberates through health industries

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Karla Ornelas said she has "always had the idea of being a doctor, I've never seen myself doing anything else." The third-year pre-medical student at the University of California, Davis said she plans to become a family medicine physician and work in California's Central Valley, where there is a great need for doctors and especially bilingual ...Read more

Your Office Coach: After dustup with boss, start from scratch or move on

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Q: I recently got a new boss who is difficult and obnoxious. In my eight years with this company, "Carol" is the worst supervisor I have had. Ever since she arrived, she has treated me unfairly and underestimated my abilities.

After working with Carol for two weeks, I complained to human resources. At that time, I was going through a lot and ...Read more

Liz Reyer: Expanding business wants to stay unified as it grows

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Q: I've been growing a small business, and we're getting larger now, adding new locations and expanding the team. So far, we've all been based in the same office, but now I have to consider how to remain unified when some people work from home, and others have offices in different cities. What's the best strategy for us?

--Monique, 47, owner, ...Read more

Gov. Scott Walker signs $3 billion Wisconsin Foxconn bill and promises spring groundbreaking

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STURTEVANT, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Monday approved up to $3 billion in subsidies for a flat screen plant, binding the state's economic hopes and his own political future to the investment proposed by an Asian electronics giant.

The signing of the legislation clears the way for the Walker administration and Foxconn Technology Group ...Read more

Dollar Tree names new CEO

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dollar Tree, the parent company of Family Dollar, has named Gary Philbin as its new CEO. Philbin will maintain an office in suburban Charlotte, where Family Dollar is based, and will split his time between there and Chesapeake, Va., where Dollar Tree has its corporate headquarters.

Philbin's promotion is effective Sept. 18, ...Read more

Suit: Tesla, other automakers used illegal foreign workers to build plants

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Widening earlier claims of immigration fraud at a Tesla factory, a recently unsealed whistleblower suit says several other major automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen, illegally used foreign construction workers to build their U.S. factories.

The charges expand on an investigation by The Mercury News last ...Read more

Trump's chance to reshape the Federal Reserve could be his biggest economic legacy

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is betting he can turbocharge the U.S. economy with tax cuts and trade deals, but his greatest leverage to influence growth may rest with an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the world's most powerful central bank.

Because of a wave of vacancies, Trump will have the ability in the coming months to appoint ...Read more

Video streaming pioneer Roku aims to raise up to $252 million with IPO

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Roku Inc., the leading maker of devices for streaming internet video on televisions, hopes to raise up to $252 million with an initial public stock offering.

The Los Gatos, Calif., company's IPO registration filing Monday came the day after the growing popularity of streaming video platforms such as Netflix was evident at the Emmy Awards, where...Read more

Lawmakers push broad review of Equifax security

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WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are responding to Equifax Inc.'s loss of data on up to 143 million customers with a flurry of proposed legislation, demands for explanations, hearings and calls for regulators to investigate.

Democrats are leading the charge on legislation and investigations, while Republicans are joining in with demands for an ...Read more

Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion

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Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. is acquiring aerospace and defense firm Orbital ATK Inc. for about $7.8 billion in cash, a deal that would boost Northrop's presence in the space and missile businesses.

Orbital shareholders are to receive $134.50 per share in cash, a 22.2 percent premium over Friday's closing price. Northrop is to assume $1...Read more

General Motors workers on strike at assembly plant in Ontario

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DETROIT -- Workers at a General Motors plant in Ontario where the popular Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is made went on strike late Sunday as negotiators failed to reach agreement on a new contract.

The union, Unifor Local 88, posted an announcement on its website about the strike:

"Your master bargaining committee has not been successful in ...Read more

No 'It' factor among the new box-office releases

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LOS ANGELES -- "It" does it again.

Despite dropping 51 percent in earnings in its second weekend in theaters, the Warner Bros.' Stephen King adaptation kept the top spot in this week's box office charts, surpassing analysts' projections of $55 million by an estimated $5 million for a to-date total of $218.7 million in the U.S. and Canada.

The ...Read more

Detroit brand Shinola looks to bring manufacturing back to the US, and stakes a claim in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- Detroit, and the idea of jobs making a very different kind of motor in the Motor City, is a big part of upscale watchmaker Shinola's brand.

But Shinola also has strong Chicago ties. A local tannery supplies the leather Shinola uses in its watch straps. Three Shinola stores have opened or are opening in the Chicago area by this fall. ...Read more

The Saladworks saga: How a promising partnership got tossed

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PHILADELPHIA -- It seemed so promising in the beginning. Vernon W. Hill II, a hard-charging entrepreneur with money to spend, invested $7.75 million in Saladworks to get the franchise restaurant chain on the fast track.

"I like things to grow, and I like them to grow fast," Hill said at the time. And growth was just what John Scardapane had in ...Read more

Minnesota Vikings hire 18-year-old consultant to connect with Gen Z

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings, looking for new ways to connect with a new generation, recently announced the hiring of an 18-year-old consultant who calls himself a "Gen Z guru." Jonah Stillman, who finished high school earlier this year, co-authored with his father, David Stillman, "Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming ...Read more

Insurers cutting back on drug coupons amid concerns over consumer costs

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CHICAGO -- With many drug prices rising, consumers often pull out coupons or discount cards from drugmakers to save money when they buy medications at pharmacies.

But some insurers are limiting how those discounts may be applied amid concerns they're driving up health care costs for everyone. Curbing the coupons could mean more money out of ...Read more

Susan Tompor: New apps encourage millennials to round up spending to trim down college debt

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What if every time you ordered a spicy tuna roll or tried a new craft beer, you could set aside an extra dollar or so to put toward your student loan debt?

It's a strategy that might work for many millennials. A new app, for example, allows Fifth Third banking customers to link their debit cards to student loans held by more than 30 major loan ...Read more

Investment firm that started small carves out a big-time niche

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MIAMI -- In 2004, Coral Gables Trust Company was founded by a small group of Miami-area investors who put up $3 million in initial capital and started out with a handful of clients, mostly shareholders.

Despite competing against much larger trust companies and financial institutions like Northern Trust, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, the ...Read more

Gail MarksJarvis: The Equifax breach left many of us vulnerable. Here's how to protect yourself

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When your Social Security number has been exposed, you're vulnerable.

When the bad guys know your address, driver's license number and age along with your Social Security number, the risk is even worse.

Now that a massive data breach at Equifax has compromised that data for nearly half of Americans -- essentially giving away the keys to their ...Read more

East Coast Republicans join Democrats to lobby Trump against Atlantic oil exploration

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WASHINGTON -- State and federal lawmakers from both parties have joined East Coast business interests to persuade the Trump administration to halt its plan for fossil fuel development in the Atlantic Ocean.

It's a surprisingly diverse collection of power players: members of Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both red and blue states, nine ...Read more

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