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Obama’s candid views on race

By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer Updated 1:28 PM ET, Wed December 7, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Fareed Zakaria examines the triumphs and struggles during President Barack Obama’s time in the White House. Watch “The Legacy of Barack Obama” on Wednesday…

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Fannie Mae: Americans again expect home prices to start rising

Consumers became more optimistic about the housing market immediately following the election, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index. What’s more, the share of Americans who expect home prices will only continue to increase grew four percentage points to 35%, reversing the three-month downward trend. The HPSI decreased in November for the fourth consecutive month,…

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Zakaria: How Obama changed America

Story highlights Fareed Zakaria: Presidential legacies also exist above and beyond laws and policies But in a wide range of areas, many of Barack Obama’s policies could be rolled back by a Trump administration, Zakaria says “But as the conversation progressed,” Time reported, “it became clear to several in the room that Obama” was most…

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Time Person of the Year is named

Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year — calling him “President of the Divided States of America.” “I don’t think that we have ever seen one person, operating in such an unconventional way, have an impact on the events of the year,” said Time editor Nancy Gibbs. She called this year’s…

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AAA survey: American drivers don’t trust car repair shops

Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images American drivers don’t trust auto mechanics, according to a new AAA survey. The auto association found that 66 percent of drivers do not trust car repair shops in general, though 64 percent indicated that they have found a repair shop with a reliable mechanic whom they can trust. The survey shows that “one-third…

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Earthquake in Indonesia kills 25

The 6.5-magnitude quake damaged many homes and buildings in the district of Pidie Jaya, Rudianto, the head of the Aceh Red Cross (who goes by one name), said in a phone interview with CNN Indonesia. No tsunami warnings or advisories have been issued. The epicenter was 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of the town of…

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Taiwan reacts to controversial Trump call

Story highlights Taiwanese lawmaker says he’s delighted by President-elect Trump’s call But some more conflicted on consequences of historic conversation “I am not a fan,” he said, particularly when it comes to the incoming US President’s comments on women and ethnic minorities. It’s not that surprising, given that Lim, lead singer in a popular heavy…

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Commissions, Inc. acquires TigerLead from Move

Earlier this year, Fidelity National Financial, the nation’s largest title insurance company, acquired Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for residential real estate agents and agent teams, pledging to grow the company’s business. When the companies announced the deal, Fidelity National Financial Chairman William Foley said that CINC’s “strong…