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U.S. Deficit Largest in 6 Years

(CNN) - The Federal Government went $215-billion deeper into the red last month. The Treasury Department number represents the largest monthly deficit in six years. The federal spending went up by $7 billion compared to February last year and tax…

CDC: Opioid Overdose Rates in U.S. Still Increasing

(CNN) - The opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the nation shows no signs of abating. In fact; according to the Centers for Disease Control it's getting worse. The CDC says emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses jumped by roughly 30…

Toys R Us to Close More than 180 Stores

(CNN) -There will soon be less Toys R Us stores in the U.S. The retailer, which declared bankruptcy in September, plans to shutter about 20% of its outlets. Lawyers for the company say shutting down stores is due to increased…

Twitter to Tell Users About Kremlin-Linked Trolls

(CNN) - Twitter will reach out to users who were taken in by Russian troll farms during the last presidential race. The company says it will e-mail notifications to about 700,000 Americans. They either followed an account linked to the…

America's Missing Out on a Tourism Boom

(CNN) - The United States is missing out on a hefty tourism boom. That's according to new projections from the U.N. World Tourism Organization. They show that while the number of trips by global travelers surged 7% last year; trips…

Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Hear DACA

(CNN) - The Department of Justice says it is appealing the recent federal court decision blocking president Trump's end to DACA. That's the Obama-era program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. In addition to filing the appeal…

Nestle Selling U.S. Candy Brands to Nutella Company

(CNN) - Nestle is exiting the U.S. candy business. The Swiss company is selling its American candy brands to Italian candy maker Ferrero, which is best known for making Nutella. The nearly three billion dollar sale includes more than 20…

Consumer Confidence Remains Near 17 Year High

(CNN) - The business group "The Conference Board" says consumer confidence remains high in the U.S. It hit 122.1 in December; slightly below the 17-year-high of 128.6 the index hit in November. The group says a strong job market, the…

U.S. Auto Sales to Fall for 1st Time Since Recession

(CNN) USA Today reports that auto industry experts believe 2017 will likely mark the first drop in U.S. auto sales since the great recession. The news comes on the heels of sales in November that were solid, but definitely not…

White House Replaces Ban with New Restrictions

(CNN) - The Trump administration plans to unveil more specific restrictions on travelers from certain countries. It's a rollout that would serve as a replacement of the president's controversial travel ban. The restrictions would cover a range of options; anything…