In a gracious early morning victory speech in New York City, Trump said Hillary Clinton conceded. He congratulated her on a hard-fought race, and vowed to be "president for all Americans." (CNBC)
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Trump and expressed hope for joint work to restore Russia-U.S. relations in sentiments relayed in a telegram, according to the Kremlin. (Reuters)
Trump should remain committed to a key international nuclear deal with Iran, that country's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said this morning. (Reuters)
Tech billionaire and Facebook director Peter Thiel, who took heat in Silicon Valley for supporting Trump, congratulated the Republican victor. In a statement to CNBC, Thiel called for the country to come together.
In contrast, venture capitalist and Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar told CNBC before the results were in that he wants to help California to secede from the U.S. in the event of a Trump win.
Clinton broke with tradition early this morning, declining to speak publicly after the Democratic nominee's election defeat. Instead, her campaign chairman, John Podesta, broke the news to supporters. Clinton is expected to speak today. (Huff Post)
Republicans also maintained control of the Senate and the House, which could mean that after years of trying to repeal Obamacare, the days could be numbered for President Barack Obama's health-care law. (Vox)
Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Washington and Maine were poised to approve an increased minimum wage, well above the federal pay floor of $7.25 per hour, which has held steady since 2009. (CNBC)
Residents in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize marijuana, three more wins for the state-driven shift towards legalizing a substance the federal government still categorizes as a "most dangerous" drug. (NBC News)