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Trump campaign promises: President falls short in first 100 days

Voters who wish to hold Trump to the contract would do well to read the fine print. But he believes Trump will ultimately get judged on the "big-ticket" pledges that require congressional action — namely tax reform, health-care changes and infrastructure funding. "What people are focused on are jobs — beyond the executive orders — health care, the broader economy, taxes," Hudak said. It's hard to hang a presidential legacy on executive orders." Here's a summary of how Trump has fared on some of

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Stop complaining with this 1 simple tip

Sometimes, you can't help yourself — those dirty dishes have piled up in your sink, or that annoying coworker has forgotten to do his part of the meeting prep again. Finally, you relent, and give in to a good complaining session. Part of your annoyance may be due to something called the "negativity bias," happiness expert Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Happiness Project," told TODAY. More from TODAY:8 steps to make this a happier dayHow to be happy: 8 ways to find m

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As the Nasdaq closes in on 6K, it has Apple, Microsoft and the ‘big five’ tech stocks to thank

The Nasdaq Composite was up more than 1 percent mid-day Monday, edging close to a record 6,000 points, as the Nasdaq 100 hit another all-time high. And the "big 5" technology companies — Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon — were in the lead. Stock indexes have made broad gains since the election, and Nasdaq is no exception. "Are they leading because they are big, or are they big because they are leading? Companies like Google and Facebook are investing aggressively in the what's nex

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Trump congratulates record-breaking astronaut on International Space Station

President Donald Trump called the International Space Station on Monday to congratulate astronaut Peggy Whitson for staying in space longer than any other American. Whitson, who has been at the ISS for 534 days and counting, is scheduled to stay there for at least another five months. Her record surpasses that of fellow American astronaut Jeff Williams. "That is an incredible record to break, and on behalf of our nation," Trump said during a call to the ISS on Monday morning, "and frankly on beh

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Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him. The Trump Organization is a private, family-run business that owns billions of dollars' worth of hotels, office buildings, golf courses and management and licensing agreements. Because overseas markets hav

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US bank stocks are soaring on French election relief

Global banking stocks rallied after it was announced Sunday that centrist Emmanuel Macron will advance in the French election to take on Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate. Investors rushed into bank stocks, fleeing safe havens like government bonds and gold as interest rates moved higher. This was the scenario nervous traders going into the weekend wanted most, and it removed a heavy uncertainty overhanging global markets and the euro since the start of the year. The yield on the 10-year Trea

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Full interview with Fidelity’s Jurrien Timmer on the French election, his favorite idea

Fidelity's Jurrien Timmer shared his market views in an interview Monday on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." On the tail risks: "There are always tail risks. There's always a 1 in 3 chance that the market goes down 10 percent and a 1 in 5 chance the market goes down 20 percent, but yet over the long term the stock market goes up 10 percent a year about 70 percent of the time," Timmer said. … It's nice to get this one [French election] out of the way." To watch the broadcast interview in its entire

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How WhatsApp founder Jan Koum went from welfare to billionaire

Roughly one in seven people on earth have Jan Koum, and his company WhatsApp, to thank for their ability to call and text their friends and family free of charge. Over one billion people use the free mobile messaging app worldwide; it is particularly popular across Europe, South America and Africa. To put the WhatsApp's monumental success into context, Twitter only has 313 million monthly active users. Yet perhaps even more impressive than WhatsApp's popularity is the success of WhatsApp's CEO a

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The makings of the next credit crisis could be in your driveway

"This is a credit bubble in autos that is very reminiscent of the subprime mortgage crisis," Larry McDonald, head of global macro strategy at ACG Analytics, said Friday in an interview on CNBC's "Trading Nation." and highlighted weak March auto sales as a potential warning sign for the auto sector. Still, Meyer wrote that so far the slowdown in the pace of auto sales is "manageable" for the economy. Still, the concern over autos may not be as pronounced for some experts who track credit. For aut

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The 10 best colleges for learning to code

During the last few years, coding boot camps have been popping up all over the United States. The high demand is mostly due to students wanting a more streamlined approach to their education. And depending on what kind of program you enroll in, you could end up paying less, just as much, or perhaps more than you would at a regular university studying computer science. To give you a jump start, PayScale crunched the numbers so you can see what colleges and universities currently offer the best va

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