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What Free Speech Has To Do With Skim Milk, Condoms And Corporate Political Spending

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:54am

Many modern free-speech cases have less to do with citizens speaking to government power than with the reach of businesses and organizations into Americans' lives. We look at a few highlights.

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Kremlin Calls Facebook's Takedown Of Russian Pages And Ads Censorship

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:49am

Facebook is targeting the Russia-based Internet Research Agency — the "troll factory" that's under indictment for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Facebook Says 87 Million Users' Data May Have Been Improperly Accessed

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:23am

Rachel Martin talks to David Ingram, tech correspondent for Reuters, about the data grab by Cambridge Analytica that may have been much bigger than first reported.

The Business Of Being Cardi B

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 5:00am

With a major label debut looming, the Bronx rapper's unchecked charm remains her biggest asset — her Swarovski-encrusted skeleton key to the halls of fame.

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Farmers Are In The Crosshairs Of Trade Threats By China

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

A quarter of the hogs raised in the U.S. get sold as pork overseas. But with China's new tariff on imports, farmers are watching to see what happens to one of their biggest markets.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Testify Before Congress

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas of California about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to appear before two House panels next week regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act: A Classic Economics Horror Story

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

The U.S. and China have announced new protectionist tariffs, in what some fear is a trade war. We bring you the story of a bygone era of American protectionism: the Smoot-Hawley tariffs of the 1930s.

News Brief: Border Security, Facebook User Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump signs a proclamation to send the National Guard to the border with Mexico to try to cut down on illegal immigration. More information is out about Facebook's handling of its user data.

U.S. Farmers Likely Among Hardest Hit By Chinese Tarriffs

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:17pm

China's retaliatory tariffs hit farmers harder than any other group, especially those raising hogs, nuts and fruit, which rely on exports to keep their business models going.

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USDA Defies Advisors, Allows Carrageenan To Keep Organic Label

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:00pm

The Department of Agriculture says organic food makers can keep using carrageenan, a thickener made from seaweed. It's the second time this year that it has reversed an organic board's recommendation.

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Episode 685: Larry vs. The IRS

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:09pm

What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.

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Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica May Have Obtained Data On As Many As 87M Users

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:02pm

The previous estimate was 50 million. Facebook also said "malicious actors" abused a feature that allowed users to find each others' phone numbers and email addresses. The feature is being disabled.

As Threats Of Additional Tariffs Continue, China Says U.S. Demands Are Unreasonable

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:14pm

China responded to a U.S. threat of additional tariffs with a long list of its own. The two sides will likely spend the next few months trying to negotiate a solution that will avert a trade war.

Trump's Infrastructure Strategist Is Leaving The White House

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:51pm

DJ Gribbin, architect of the president's $1.5 trillion plan, "will be moving on to new opportunities," according to an administration official. The proposals received a cool reception in Congress.

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Fact Check: Is The Post Office Losing Money By Delivering Packages For Amazon?

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service in recent days for acting as Amazon's "delivery boy" and implying the online retailer has been getting a sweetheart deal for delivery of its packages.

Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

The shooter in the attack at YouTube's offices was angry at the company. In social media postings, she claimed that her videos were being filtered, censored and demonetized, but it's not clear that was a motivation for her shooting spree. But the tragedy gets to a profound challenge at YouTube — deciding what content stays up and gets displayed prominently and what comes down or gets buried in search results.

American Business Groups Worried As China And U.S. Continue To Trade Tariff Threats

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jeremie Waterman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about what China and the United States can do to negotiate fairer trade practices without hurting businesses as concern about an impending trade war grows.

Martin Sorrell, Titan Of Advertising, Under Investigation For 'Misconduct'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:23pm

Sorrell runs WPP, the world's largest advertising company. He denies allegations which reportedly involve the misuse of company funds.

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Stop, Collaborate, And Listen

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:12pm

Cross-genre musical collaboration used be a small niche in the popular music scene. Today it's verging on domination.

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Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Data Grab May Be Much Bigger Than First Reported

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:51pm

Facebook now says Cambridge Analytica may have improperly accessed up to 87 million Facebook users. The initial figure was reported to be 50 million people.

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