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Abigail Summerville

Discussion about Trump’s travel ban continues

The freeze on President Trump’s travel ban remains intact with a U.S for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruling against the ban on Thursday. The three-judge panel, that ruled 3-0 against the ban, questioned the motive of the ban and whether it is for terrorism prevention or religious discrimination, specifically against Muslims. After the ruling, Trump tweeted “see you in court, the security of our nation is at

DeVos is confirmed as education secretary without bipartisan support

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as education secretary by the Senate on Tuesday after a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. The Senate was split on Trump’s controversial nominee, and it was the first time in history that an education secretary has been confirmed without bipartisan support: no Democrats voted in favor of DeVos. The main concerns about DeVos are her inexperience and her narrow focus on charter schools and vouchers.

Ford to invest in self-driving cars

Ford announced Friday that it will donate $1 billion over the course of five years into self-driving cars. The money will go to new startup Argo Al, based in Philadelphia. This investment is part of Ford’s strategy to transform the car company into a more mobile, software-based company.

Whole Foods faces competition from mass-market retailers

Whole Foods is struggling, and has had its sixth consecutive quarter of falling sales. The huge organic grocery store will have to close nine stores and reduce prices. The problem is that the trend of organic food has become mainstream, and Whole Foods must compete with more mass-market retailers, such as Costco and Walmart, who have started selling organic foods.