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Trump's tariff plan hits a hurdle: Congressional Republicans

Trump said he'd impose a 35 percent tax, called a tariff, on companies that close US factories, cut American jobs, then relocate overseas and try to sell their products back to the United States. The answer would be we're going to have tax reform. "This is not a fight he can win", said Jim Manley, a lobbyist and former adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.


Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

Stein sued Pennsylvania election officials in federal court, demanding a statewide recount. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is trying to force recounts in three states. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday on those actions. It would require any candidate who loses by more than 5 percentage points to pay 100 percent of the estimated cost of the recount.


Court blocks expansion of overtime pay rule after states sue

Court blocks expansion of overtime pay rule after states sue

The new rule would have doubled the salary threshold necessary to be exempt from overtime requirements. In a last-minute decision, a judge in Texas has put the nationwide overtime rule on hold just days before it was set to go into effect December 1, 2016.



Figures show Cyber Monday still the year's biggest sales day

They saw more discounts early this year and use services like buying item online and picking them up in the store, Cannata said. Between midnight and 10:00 a.m. "I'm shopping soon rather than later, to get it over with and not having to worry about things being sold out", Agnello said. Don't sleep on this day of online deals though.



Syrian government: Aleppo truce must include rebel pullout

The global community has also struggled over how to respond, despite widespread concern over the fate of tens of thousands of civilians still in rebel-held areas. Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko condemned the blocking by Russian Federation and China of the resolution on a week-long truce in Aleppo , comparing the situation in Syria with what has been happening in Donbas.



N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory concedes election

The state elections board website showed Cooper in the lead by about 10,200 votes as of Monday afternoon. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is finally governor no more. "We were ordered to recount the ballots and so we are recounting the ballots". Many of those complaints were dismissed by the Republican-controlled county election boards.