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Cramer says Trump has to remove incentives from businesses operating in Mexico.
President-elect Donald Trump attacked General Motors, claiming the auto giant is making a Chevy Cruze model in Mexico and then sending them to U.S. dealers tax free.
GM tells CNBC that only about 4,500 of the 190,000 Cruzes sold in the U.S. in 2016 were made in Mexico.
Republicans will arrive with a long and aggressive to-do list, emboldened by majorities in the House and the Senate and the promise of President-elect Donald Trump.
Analysts had forecast a 0.4 percent increase in November.
Economists polled by Reuters expected the Consumer Confidence Index to hit 109 in December.
US home prices hit a new peak in October, though the data-provider warned that the pace of growth cannot continue forever.
The Index of Consumer Sentiment hit 98.2 in December, the University of Michigan reported on Friday.
The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales increased 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units last month.
"It's going to be very difficult for them to resist," the newly named counselor to the president tells CNBC.
The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its best performance in two years.
The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.2 percent after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in October.
"I think the market is focused on the candy — lower tax rates — and not the spinach that's needed to pay for it," says one analyst.
The number of Americans filing for benefits rose sharply, but remained below a level that is associated with labor market strength.
New orders for U.S.-made capital goods rose more than expected in November amid strong demand for machinery and primary metals.
Some retailers may be taking a hit from changing consumer habits, but that doesn't mean the consumer is suffering, Martin E. Franklin says.
Small business optimism is on the rise in the U.S. Entrepreneurs weigh in on how a Trump presidency will affect their businesses next year.
Meet Otto, a start-up recently acquired by Uber.
Cheap, low-sulfur coal from one state feeds the West, but the region is shifting to natural gas and renewable energy.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen also cited steady job creation and increasing job openings.
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