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Spending Bill Protects Tipped Workers From Sharing With The Boss

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:14pm

The president signed a spending bill Friday that, among other things, safeguards workers' tips. It blocks an earlier Trump administration move that may have allowed restaurant owners to pocket them.

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The Oil Rig Count

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:04pm

One of the best gauges of the state of the oil business is a pretty simple one: just count the drilling rigs.

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Craigslist Shuts Down Personals Section After Congress Passes Bill On Trafficking

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 2:52pm

Craigslist says it made the change because of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, which is meant to crack down on sex trafficking of children. Free speech advocates are critical of FOSTA.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:06am

The U.S. and the U.K. have differing messages for Vladimir Putin.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 9:06am

Zuckerberg apologized and Marlon Bundo topped the charts.

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Asian, European Markets Off Sharply Amid Concerns Over U.S. Tariffs

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 6:58am

Japan's Nikkei was off 4.5 percent, while Shanghai's Composite Index slumped 3.5 percent. Trading was also off in London, Frankfurt and Paris.

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American Executives In China Respond To Tariffs

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:01am

NPR's Noel King talks to William Zarit about how U.S. businesses in China are reacting to the new U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods. Zarit heads the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

News Brief: John Bolton's National Security Views, Chinese Tariffs, Gun Control March

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump says John Bolton, noted for his hawkish views, will be his new national security adviser. Also, Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports and we preview a march for gun control.

Illinois Town Tries Hard To Wean Off Of Steel

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 7:08pm

Residents of Granite City, Ill., are celebrating the new tariffs on imported steel, which are jump starting the local economy. But they also worry about being too dependent on that steel mill.

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In Mexico, Candidates Move Away From Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 5:25pm

The data-mining firm has been involved in Mexican politics since last year, and presidential candidates want its activities investigated amid concerns the firm is inappropriately swaying voters.

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Mozilla Announces End To Advertising On Facebook Amid Cambridge Analytica Breach

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:31pm

Mozilla says it won't advertise on Facebook until it sees proof that the social media giant has tightened data-privacy controls. This is the latest fallout from news that a political data-mining site improperly acquired data from 50 million Facebook profiles.

How Social Security Numbers Became A Form Of National Identification

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:36pm

The Social Security number was never meant to be a form of national identification. And yet, here were are: Nine digits that rule our lives and ruin our lives if they wind up in the wrong hands.

AT&T And Justice Department Meet In Court Over Potential Time Warner Deal

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:36pm

After months of build-up, lawyers for AT&T and the Justice Department squared off in court Thursday over the potential $85 billion deal for Time Warner. The Justice Department says it will hurt competition and drive up cable TV subscription prices.

What Newly Proposed Tariffs On China Mean For The U.S. Business Community

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:36pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Erin Ennis, Vice-President of the US-China Business Council, about the White House proposal for tariffs on China. She talks about how the proposed tariffs concern American companies doing business with China.

Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:19pm

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

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Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:19pm

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose stiff tariffs on Chinese imports.

Too Small To Fail

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:12pm

Independent bookstores are experiencing a surprising renaissance.

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Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-Winner And NABJ Founder, Dies At 76

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 1:41pm

He committed himself to improving conditions for African Americans saying "I saw myself as a kind of lead pipe in the hands of people who did not otherwise have a weapon to counter such things."

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How The Trump Organization Mixes Business And Politics In India

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 1:25pm

Journalist Anjali Kamat spent a year investigating Trump's business deals in India. Her report is in the New Republic and on the WNYC podcast, Trump Inc., which is co-hosted by Andrea Bernstein.

'Consumer Reports' Finds Dangerous Dressers In All Sizes And Shapes

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:24am

Furniture tip-overs kill multiple children every year. A nonprofit group tested a range of dressers, and found there was no way for consumers to tell by looking whether a dresser would be stable.

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