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Facebook Takes Steps To Block Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway on the app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news is not a problem, but the company is taking steps to block it.

SEC Chair White Says She Will Step Down At The End of Obama's Term

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 9:20pm

A political moderate, White oversaw the implementation of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, but was also criticized for not being aggressive enough against Wall Street.

Pump Up The Sound, Regulators Tell Makers Of Electric And Hybrid Cars

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:28pm

The U.S. government has finalized rules requiring so-called "quiet cars" to make alert beeps when traveling at low speeds. Officials hope pedestrians will be safer if they can hear vehicles coming.

Army Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline Route

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:55pm

The Army Corps of Engineers reviewed the pipeline route after members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protested its construction. Going forward, the Army invited input from the tribe.

Critics See Legal, Political Risks If Trump Keeps Ties To His Businesses

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:24pm

Donald Trump has said he will turn management of his business interests over to family members. An adviser says the president-elect should consider removing himself completely from running his firms.

Tech Leaders Vow To Resist Trump, But They Also Hope To Find Common Ground

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:51pm

With issues ranging from privacy to trade, many leaders find themselves at odds with the president-elect's campaign stances. But CEOs say they'll look for ways to work with his administration.

Gwen Ifill, Host Of 'Washington Week' And 'PBS Newshour,' Dies

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 1:08pm

Ifill was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008.

New Wave Of Chinese Restaurants Challenges 'Cheap' Stereotype

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:48pm

Chinese food has long been seen as cheap takeout. Now a new generation of deep-pocketed immigrant restaurateurs aims to offer an updated spin on the Chinese restaurant, with prices to match the decor.

Internet Freedom Wanes As Governments Target Messaging, Social Apps

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:55am

Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram are the latest to face crackdowns, a new report says. Two-thirds of Internet users live in countries that censor criticism of the government, military or rulers.

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:26am

Ad campaigns of the first and second World Wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. Despite a rocky history of breakups, the chemistry between these two flavors cannot be denied.

Trump Administration To Put Economic Issues On the Front Burner

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:00am

As Donald Trump begins his transition into the White House, David Greene talks to Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Peter Morici of the University of Maryland.

Mexicans Mixed On Trump's Plan To End NAFTA

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 4:19pm

Donald Trump says he would undo NAFTA, which he calls the "worst trade deal ever." Economists say many jobs depend on U.S.-Mexico trade, but others say NAFTA has been bad for Mexico's economy.

Who Benefits From Donald Trump's Tax Plan?

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 7:18am

The plan laid out by the president-elect is detailed — but different from what he promised during the campaign. His economic team says it will boost the middle class; several experts beg to differ.

With Trump Tapping Into Economic Fears, Wisconsin Turns Red For First TIme Since 1984

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 7:18am

The last time Wisconsin voted for a Republican for President was 1984. That all changed on November 8. We go to Kenosha County to ask why.

Feeling Left Behind, White Working-Class Voters Turned Out For Trump

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 7:18am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about his reporting in white working class areas of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and how the opioid epidemic played into voters' decisions.

Startups Turn To Seniors For Product Feedback

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Young entrepreneurs developing products for older adults have found a way to get instant feedback. They move into senior housing so residents can test their products on the spot.

After Big Promises, Where Do Trump's Plans For Economy Stand?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

The president-elect vowed faster economic growth through business tax cuts and leasing federal lands for energy developments. Scott Simon speaks to economist Stephen Moore, one of Trump's advisors.

Economy, Not Gender, Played A Big Factor For Many Midwest, Females Who Embraced Trump

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

In Michigan and other Midwest states, many women say they'd love to see a female president someday, but a candidate's gender shouldn't be a reason to vote for her.

Indiana Working-Class Voters Hope Trump Will Deliver On Jobs Promises

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana was even bigger than expected. Now, blue collar workers have high hopes that Trump can bolster manufacturing and bring back jobs from overseas, as promised.

For Startups Marketing To Seniors, A Novel Idea: Move In With Them

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Young entrepreneurs who develop products for older adults have found a way to get instant feedback: They simply move into senior housing, where residents can tests those products on the spot.

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