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What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:04pm

Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.

Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:17pm

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.

Trump Tags Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.

Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.

AT&T CEO Defends Time Warner Deal Before Senate Antitrust Panel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will try to sell Capitol Hill on his company's planned merger with Time-Warner. Stephenson will present the merger as a way of disrupting the existing cable TV model, but with the president-elect already lined up with opponents, he may have an uphill climb.

Trump's Criticism Of Boeing Deal Signals Approach To Business

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has shown a willingness to browbeat American businesses to get what he wants — whether that's lower prices for the federal government or a pledge to keep jobs here in the United States. That's a departure from Republicans' traditional hands-off approach to business. But so far at least, Trump's not getting much resistance from his own party.

Trump Reportedly Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:31pm

Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."

Consumer Cost Emerges As Key Issue In Grilling Of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:53pm

A congressional hearing on the proposed $85.4 billion merger focused heavily on questions about the impact on consumer prices and how the companies might use their competitive advantage.

What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:25pm

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

At The Heart Of A Polish Christmas Ad, A Hard Kernel — And Some Happy Tears

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:53am

The sweet little story of an aging man learning the English language features a kid, a puppy — and a hopeful take on a journey made by hundreds of thousands of Poles.

Doctors And Hospitals Tell Patients: Show Us The Money Before Treatment

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:01am

As patients' share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.

Challenging D.C.'s Tradition Of Unpaid Government Internships

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:42am

The White House and other government agencies are not required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to paying interns. Many interns struggle to survive in the nation's capital.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:59pm

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Tech Companies Create Shared Database To Track, Remove 'Violent Terrorist Imagery'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:46pm

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced they are cooperating to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and violent images in order to remove them from search results and social media.

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Trump Sold Stocks In June, Lifting Some But Not All Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:57pm

But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals.

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:51pm

After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

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