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Ford Issues Recall On 350,000 SUVs And Trucks, Citing Problems Putting Them In 'Park'

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:55am

Drivers might not realize their vehicle isn't in park, Ford says. The recall includes 2018 models of Ford's F-150 pickup and Expedition SUV.

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The Russia Sanctions Saga: Weapons Dealers, Mobsters And Suitcases Full Of Cash

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:02am

The Treasury Department's announcement of new sanctions on powerful Russians describes a global soap opera about power and money at the highest levels.

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The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:27am

This story has been temporarily removed pending an editorial review.

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U.S. Economy Added Only 103,000 Jobs In March

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 7:40am

The American job market recorded its 90th consecutive month of net growth in March — but growth was much slower than analysts had expected.

As Vermont's Milk Industry Continues To Free Fall, Canadian Dairies Are Thriving

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 7:00am

Dairy farmers on the U.S. side say they're getting paid less than what it costs to produce the milk. The Canadian system balances milk supply with consumer demand through production quotas.

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Trump Threatens To Slap $100 Billion In Additional Tariffs On China

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 6:34am

The president directed his trade representative to look at adding tariffs on Chinese goods. In West Virginia, he said the tariffs were necessary to stop Chinese companies from stealing U.S. research.

We Did Not Do Enough To Protect User Data, Facebook's Sandberg Says

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 6:14am

COO Sandberg talks about the miscalculations that made it possible for the research firm Cambridge Analytica to collect data on as many as 87 million users without their permission.

News Brief: Sheryl Sandberg Speaks To NPR, China Responds To More Tariff Threats

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

NPR spoke with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Also, China says it will respond to any new tariffs proposed by President Trump.

Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

It started as tariffs on steel and aluminum. Are China and the U.S. now in a trade war? NPR's David Greene puts this question to Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Full Transcript: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg On Protecting User Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:31pm

Facebook has been under fire in recent weeks a political consulting firm gained access to millions of users' data. Sandberg tells NPR about the company's missteps, and what it's doing to correct them.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg On Data Privacy Fail: 'We Were Way Too Idealistic'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:51pm

The chief operating officer tells NPR that she is sorry for not doing more to protect users and that the company is looking into whether user information has been compromised by other firms.

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Trump Suggests More Tariffs May Be Coming

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:50pm

Trump has told his trade representative to prepare for another round of tariffs against Chinese goods.

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Facebook Will Notify 87M Users Whose Data May Have Been Used By Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:45pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the company's responsibility to safeguard users' data, in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. More of the interview airs Friday on Morning Edition.

Morbidity, Peak Child, And Collective Pessimism

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:25pm

Five interesting facts about our world that you probably didn't know.

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Chinese Tariff Threats Rattle Airplane Giant Boeing

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:28pm

China exempted many of Boeing's airplanes from proposed tariffs. Experts say that's because Chinese companies can't keep up with the growth of domestic air travel. But Boeing is still nervous.

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You Might Be Eating Halal Meat And Not Even Know It

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 1:42pm

As the U.S. Muslim population grows, so does demand for meat from animals slaughtered according to Islamic law. But some grocers don't use the halal label because of fears of an Islamophobic backlash.

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Australian Authorities Open Investigation Into Facebook's Improper Sharing Of Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 1:39pm

More than 300,000 Australians may have had their data improperly shared by Facebook with Cambridge Analytica. Australia is investigating whether Facebook broke the law.

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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.

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