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WhatsApp Adds End-To-End Encryption To Its Communication Services

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

That means only the sender and recipient of a message can view it. The people who run the popular messaging service cannot, and they cannot hand data over to law enforcement.

Industry Group Weighs In On New Fiduciary Rule

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The Labor Department rule regarding retirement planning is opposed by Wall Street. Renee Montagne talks to Jules Gaudreau, president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Obama Administration Wants Savers To Keep More Of Their Retirement Money

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The Labor Department unveils a rule imposing limits on how financial advisers and brokers may offer advice to people saving for retirement. The rule changes how these advisers can earn commissions.

Uber Drivers In Nairobi Discover Not All Taxi Drivers Welcome Competition

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

After steady complaints by taxi drivers in Kenya that the ride-sharing service Uber is stealing their business, six men were arrested last week and charged with attempted murder of an Uber driver.

Panama Papers Shed Light On Tax Havens, Shell Corporations

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

For years global organizations have been trying to rein in the abuse that cost governments hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Some progress is being made but there's a lot of work to do.

Wedding Cake Baker Finds Fault With Mississippi's Religious Objections Law

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The law allows individuals and groups to refuse services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if it violates their religious beliefs. Renee Montagne talks to baker Mitchell Moore.

Big Seed: Consolidation Is Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:07am

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. The story of one small seed company in Nebraska helps explain what drove the transformation.

Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Los Angeles can seem like a company town, dominated by the movie business. But the area is dotted with oil wells — landmarks of a key industry in the region. Now plunging prices are taking their toll.

Better Late Than Never: Olympic Champion Greg Louganis Gets His Wheaties Box

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:41pm

The openly gay gold-medal winner said the box "means so much more to me than it would have then because I feel like I'm being embraced as a whole person, not just for my athletic achievements."

How Will Trump The Brand Survive Trump The Candidate?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:32pm

There's some evidence Trump is losing favor with the high-end customers his businesses target.

Panama Papers Leak Is The Result Of Unprecedented Media Collaboration

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shaprio interviews Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Ryle coordinated with over one hundred media organizations around the world to read and analyze the 11.5 million files from the Panama Papers leak.

In Exposing Offshore Accounts, Panama Papers Could Catch Money Launderers

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Robert Mazur, a former U.S. drug agent who investigated the money laundering practices of drug lords, about how the Panama Papers could help catch money launderers.

Fallout From Panama Papers Echoes Around The World

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:19pm

International investigative reporting, powered by a data breach, links titans of business and politics to secret offshore bank accounts. The reports are prompting investigations and public backlash.

New Rules On Inversions Could Kill The Allergan-Pfizer Merger

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:52pm

President Obama calls the controversial practice "one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there." Now the Treasury Department has introduced rules aimed at reducing the incentives for inversions.

How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:28pm

At the Heartland Biogas Project, spoiled milk, old pet food and vats of grease combine with helpful bacteria in massive tanks to generate gas. It's all thanks to anaerobic digestion.

Laid-Off Tech Journalist Joins A Start-Up, Finds It's Part Frat, Part Cult

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:22pm

Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he lost his job reporting on the tech industry. He took a job at a start-up, where he was the old guy. His new book is Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.

Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:39am

The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.

Iceland's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Panama Papers Scandal

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:14am

Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is resigning his post — but not his role as the head of his political party — after he and his wife were implicated by leaked financial data.

IRS Could Help Find Many Uninsured People, But Doesn't

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 4:01am

Many low-income households that claim the earned income tax credit lack health insurance. That status on tax returns could provide a clue about people who would benefit from outreach.

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 3:54am

Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.

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