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Donald Trump’s breaks with the GOP on a border tax

11 hours ago

President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants a big border tax on imported goods to encourage corporations to set up factories in the U.S. Republican leaders in Congress don't love the idea, and they've come up with their own plan.

It’s called a border-adjusted tax. However, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said the GOP plan is too complicated, opening a potential rift with the party. 

Molly Wood

If you're tired of superhero sequels and "Star Wars" dominating the box office, get ready for an onslaught of musicals.

Hollywood has been afraid of the genre for decades, but thanks to some recent successes, execs are changing their tune. According to the New York Times, studios have at least 20 new musicals in the works.

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is in the hot seat this evening, the latest Cabinet pick to face a Senate confirmation hearing. DeVos is a billionaire whose family has given millions of dollars to support conservative Christian causes and Republican politicians, including five senators on the committee overseeing the confirmation process. Though she has no experience working in schools, DeVos has had a long career as an education activist, pushing for more choice for families who want to opt their kids out of traditional public schools.

Autodesk CEO on 3D printing and human inferiority

13 hours ago
Molly Wood and Robert Garrova

A lot of the things around us — cars and the planes and buildings — were designed using a piece of software called AutoCAD. The 'CAD' stands for Computer Aided Design. And the program has been the go-to for designers since the 80s. It used to be the most-used design software in the world. Now, decades after its founding, Autodesk has expanded from helping people make buildings to helping people make all kinds of things with the help of 3D printers.

Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass on why 3D printing is a good investment:

Molly Wood and Bridget Bodnar

Ray Kroc is the man behind McDonald’s unprecedented rise from local burger joint fast food giant, but he didn’t come up with the idea that was the McDonalds brothers.  John Lee Hancock’s new film “The Founder” examines how Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, became partners with the brothers and eventually bought them out of their business.

John Lee Hanock on why he wanted to do this story:

What the Equinox CEO knows about your lifestyle goals

15 hours ago

Equinox Holdings is the company behind the fitness clubs of the same name, as well as SoulCycle and a chain of no-frills gyms called Blink. Now, they're getting into the hotel business. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak about what he realized about the way we work-out way before anyone else did, and what that means for the way we want to live.

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To wrap up our yearlong series "How The Deck is Stacked," we travel to Erie, Pennsylvania, a community built on manufacturing. Erie represents much of the economic dissatisfaction that helped swing the presidential election. We're kicking off a week of coverage from there with a bunch of stories from a local watering hole. Plus, the latest on Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump's promised border tax.

A visit to Erie's Polish Falcons

17 hours ago
Marketplace

For the past year, we've been working on "How the Deck Is Stacked" with "Frontline" and "PBS NewsHour," a series about the economy and the election, and what one means and has meant for the other.

Here's what we were looking for to wrap up this series: a not-coastal county, not too big, not too small, founded on what built this country — manufacturing — trying to find its way in a changing economy.

But we had one more criterion: We wanted to find a place that had voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Trump in 2016.

As part of a nationwide expansion, Wal-Mart is adding 10,000 jobs this year. But in 2016, the retail giant announced thousands of cuts. With all of this job shuffling, what should we make of this announcement? Also on today's show: a new report from Oxfam that reveals eight of the world's richest men are wealthier than 3.5 billion of the world's poorest people, and a look at how social media is changing the way activists coordinate.

Wal-Mart touts new jobs in 2017

19 hours ago

In a press release Tuesday, Wal-Mart announced it’s adding 10,000 jobs in 2017, as part of 59 new stores or expansions around the country. But the announcement comes on the tail of a year of job cuts and retooling at America’s biggest private employer. It announced hundreds of store closures in January 2016, and in September said it would eliminate some 7,000 office positions.

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