This Morning from CBS News, August 19, 2016

Trumpian first

GOP nominee Donald Trump, speaking with teleprompters in front of him for the second rally in a row, expressed “regret” over his campaign conduct, just days after another major campaign shakeup and with his poll numbers continuing to fall. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing,” Trump said at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. “I have done that.”

Choosing “Alt”

The Trump campaign’s new CEO, Steve Bannon, has done quite a bit to promote the internet’s most notorious reactionaries -- generally known as the alt-right. Their numbers are hard to quantify, but they have a large social media presence, particularly on Twitter, which they use to harass journalists and conservatives, particularly Jewish ones. They also have a candidate they love in Trump, and a conservative news site of their own, Breitbart, which up until a couple days ago was run by Bannon.

Gaping gap

In the nearly three decades since Ronald Reagan left the White House, the American economy has almost tripled in size and stocks have risen more than sixfold. Yet, the vast majority of Americans haven’t reaped the benefits of that expansion: New wealth data shows the middle class just treading water and the poor sinking deeper into debt. As the presidential election nears, these numbers capture in dollars and cents the electorate’s mood of discontent.

“Ridiculous” problem

Macy’s recent announcement that it would close 100 stores highlights the ongoing shift in the balance of power between e-commerce players and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. But the closures, along with the financial woes facing many other chain stores, are symptoms of what’s emerging as the toughest competitive challenge yet for large retailers.

Crying wolf

Financial markets were jolted this week when key Federal Reserve officials said the central bank could move to hike interest rates as early as September. But investors can rest easy. Despite the Fed’s more hawkish tone of late, a range of factors weighing on economic growth are likely to keep policy makers in a holding pattern until 2017.

Zero sum

One of the biggest drawbacks to shopping online are those pesky shipping fees. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid them -- and we let you in on them.

Yummy variety

Ice cream comes in more flavors than ever, as brands big and small work to churn out more than your basic chocolate and vanilla.

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