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Facebook Is Losing Users' Trust, Tech Investor Says

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

Demand is growing for more regulation to hold Facebook accountable for the misuse of millions of users' data. Noel King talks to Roger McNamee, an original investor in Facebook.

Facebook Scrutinized For Its Data Sharing With Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

To discuss the misuse of Facebook data by third parties, Noel King talks to Rebecca MacKinnon, of Ranking Digital Rights, a non-profit that analyzes firms based on how well they protect user data

Arizona Governor Helped Make State 'Wild West' For Driverless Cars

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:18am

Three years ago, Gov. Doug Ducey embarked on a plan to lure companies experimenting with driverless vehicle technology to the state and in 2016, he lured Uber away from neighboring California.

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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:18pm

The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

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Uber Say It Will Cooperate With Investigation After Pedestrian Killed In Arizona

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

Uber says it is cooperating with an investigation into a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles over the weekend. A woman in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed as she was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.

Research Shows Black Boys Are Most Likely To Be Stuck In Cycle Of Poverty

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That's according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.

The Reinvention Of The IPO

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:23pm

Having disrupted the music business, Spotify is trying the same trick with the stock market.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:38pm

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

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After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am

A food activist seeks to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people, and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well capture the global eye.

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Venezuelan City Launches Its Own Currency Amid Cash Crunch

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am

The city of Elorza is selling its own bills featuring the image of an independence leader from the area. Venezuela's national currency has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year.

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Some Retailers Are Holding Your Returns Against You

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:40am

Some major retailers use consumer shopping behavior to determine if they are a risk or should be authorized to make returns.

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In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:00am

Walmart has partnered with the app Handy to link customers with home-services professionals. Major retail companies are in a big movement, trying to become more than just places that sell you things.

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Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:39am

The Associated Press working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:02pm

Celina Raddatz worked in eldercare for about 30 years, until her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she quit her job to take care of her. Now Raddatz works as a paid caregiver for her mother.

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Report: Cambridge Analytica 'Harvested Private Information'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times about Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested information from millions of Facebook users without their permission.

Snapchat's Stock Sinks After Rihanna Denounces Domestic Violence Ad

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:40pm

The ad asked would you rather "slap Rihanna" or "punch Chris Brown." Snapchat pulled the ad, but its stock prices were still down by week's end.

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Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 4:59pm

Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta — all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.

Facebook Suspends Political Data Firm Used In Trump Campaign

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 2:18pm

Cambridge Analytica concedes it improperly received Facebook users' personal information but denies using it for the campaign. Facebook said the company may not have deleted the data as promised.

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Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 7:00am

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.

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The Bear Necessities

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:03pm

The man who wrote the book on the collapse of Bear Stearns talks about what happened a decade ago and where we are today.

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