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Content Guy’s Note: Stories in this section are, in my estimation, important and relevant to business. However, they are relegated to this slot because some MNB readers have made clear that they prefer a politics-free MNB; I can't do that because sometimes the news calls out for coverage and commentary, but at least I can make it easy for folks to skip it if they so desire. I'm flexible.

• The Seattle Times reports that “the leaders of Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks joined other corporate executives in asking President Donald Trump to keep in place a program that shields from deportation young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children.

“The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects about 800,000 ‘Dreamers,’ is said to be a target for repeal as Republican attorneys general threaten to sue to push the Trump administration to carry out the president’s hard-line pledges on immigration.

Supporters of DACA include, the story says, “hundreds of corporate executives, lawyers and other organizations” who make largely economic arguments, suggesting that “dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy.”
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