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State Department Iran Specialist On Restoring Sanctions

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:15am

Brian Hook, a State Department adviser on Iran, talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about why the administration thinks reimposing sanctions on Iran is an effective policy.

Short Sellers' Impact On Markets

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:15am

Short sellers — investors who bet against companies — get a bad rap, but research suggests they help keep markets running smoothly.

Gab Server Subpoenaed By Pennsylvania Attorney General

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 6:59pm

Tweets by Gab, a social media site used by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, show that the site's new server host, Epik has been served a subpoena by the Pittsburgh Attorney General.

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All Aboard The Bankmobile!

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:36pm

How one bank gave a whole new meaning to the term "mobile banking."

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Tesla Names New Chair As Elon Musk Steps Down

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:02am

Robyn Denholm, a former Tesla board member and technology executive, is the company's new chair after CEO Elon Musk stepped down as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Robyn Denholm Replaces Elon Musk As Tesla's Board Chair

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:15am

Tesla announced Robyn Denholm as the new board chair today. She will step down from her current role as CFO and Head of Strategy at Telstra, which is Australia's largest telecommunications company.

Your Lifetime Value Score

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:54pm

You may not know it, but companies are silently scoring you... and using that score to figure out how to treat you.

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Stacey And Cardiff Answer To The People

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:03pm

We answer questions from our listeners and issue a couple of mea culpas.

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Motel 6 Agrees To Pay Millions After Giving Guest Lists To Immigration Authorities

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 2:57pm

The hotel chain has reached a tentative $7.6 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Motel 6 employees in multiple locations provided guests' names to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Runaway Train Blazes Through Western Australia For More Than 50 Miles

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 2:35pm

The train had nobody on it. It was eventually deliberately derailed, creating a dramatic crash scene with huge lengths of crumpled, twisted metal on the desert sand next to the train track.

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Amazon Plot Twist: 2 Cities Will Split The 2nd Headquarters

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:02pm

The surprising decision to divide the win is an anticlimactic ending for a much-hyped, Olympic-style search. The plan promised up to 50,000 new high-paying jobs and drew 238 bids.

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Lowe's To Shutter 51 Under-Performing Stores

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:11pm

The list includes 20 U.S. locations in 13 different states and the rest are in Canada.

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Ode On A Grecian Tax

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 3:51pm

Taxes get a bad reputation, but they were central to the formation of representative government, says financial historian William N. Goetzmann.

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Supreme Court Won't Review Decision That OK'd Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 1:57pm

In addition to the telecom companies, the FCC itself was in favor of voiding the decision that upheld its 2015-era rules, according to Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat on the commission.

The Bots Aren't Coming For The Midterms … They're Already Here

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:06am

Twitter and Facebook are trying to make sure fewer people see misinformation online…but it's still there.

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U.S. Imposes 'Toughest Ever' Sanctions Against Iran

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:01am

The U.S. officially imposed sanctions against Iran that are meant to curb Tehran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and contain its growing influence in the Middle East.

New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Go Into Effect

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 2:56am

The sanctions, which follow the Trump administration's pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, are aimed at striking at the heart of Tehran's economy.

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Cranberry Farmer Says Harvest Is Great, But Business Is Struggling To Survive

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 7:00am

Massachusetts cranberry growers are halfway through the harvest. It's been a good crop, but they're worried about low fruit prices. We visit with one farmer and discuss the struggling industry.

Beyond Plastic Bans: Creating Products To Replace It

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 7:00am

Beyond straw bans, there's mounting pressure on companies to not use plastic packaging. That's creating a budding market for alternative products.

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Retaliatory Tariffs Loom Over 'America's Oldest Ice Cream Company'

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 4:35pm

Bassetts Ice Cream in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market bills itself as the oldest U.S. ice cream maker. Owner Michael Strange worries about the trade war hurting his business.

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