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D.C. Restaurant Sues Donald Trump, Trump Hotel Over Unfair Competition

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

Two Washington, D.C., restaurateurs are suing Trump International Hotel and President Trump, alleging unfair competition in the D.C. market.

RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy. Again

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:49pm

The electronics chain closed thousands of stores in 2015 and restructured the remaining business in an attempt to stabilize sales. On Wednesday, the new parent company filed for bankruptcy.

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Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks Will Share CIA Code With Tech Companies

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:43am

WikiLeaks on Tuesday disclosed the hacking tools from the so-called Vault 7 series. Now Assange says his group will be working with big manufacturers to develop fixes.

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Questions Basic Facts About Climate Change

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:48am

In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.

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Iceland Plans To Become World's First Country To Require Equal Pay For Women

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:28am

"We may rank number one in the world at the moment, but the job is not done still," Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says.

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Trump Travel Ban Hits The Travel Industry

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

International business and tourist travel to the U.S. is down substantially in the month since President Trump's initial travel ban. Some argue that it sends the wrong message.

Episode 596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:42pm

Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.

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Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:25pm

Two congressmen met with President Trump seeking support for a bill to expand the government's ability to negotiate drug prices. But it's not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:51pm

Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.

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Ethics Watchdogs Want U.S. Attorney To Investigate Trump's Business Interests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:52pm

They say Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause by doing deals with entities linked to foreign governments.

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China OKs 38 Trump Trademarks; Critics Say It Violates Emoluments Clause

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:34pm

The Chinese Trademark Office had denied Trump those naming rights for a decade even as Chinese-owned businesses used his name without paying licensing fees.

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To Boost Trump Wiretap Claims, White House Leans On Unlikely Source

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House has cited Louise Mensch's reporting to substantiate President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on him. But Mensch never said that.

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How America's Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:07pm

Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There's no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

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Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:02pm

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.

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Analysis: GOP Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:39am

The House GOP health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:58am

To show the economic importance of women, organizers are encouraging them to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor and not to shop — except at women and minority owned and small businesses.

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Brazil's Recession The Longest And Deepest In Its History, New Figures Show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:51pm

Brazil's recession was already of historic proportions. Today, government figures from 2016 confirm that it has grown even worse. Nearly 13 million Brazilians are unemployed.

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'The New Yorker' Uncovers Trump Hotel's Ties To Corrupt Oligarch Family

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Business reporter Adam Davidson spent months investigating the Trump Hotel Baku deal, which the Trump Organization cut its ties with a month after Trump's election. In his detailed story for The New Yorker, Davidson writes that Trump did business with corrupt partners who also did business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. This would be in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Piro's Taco Trucks Are Beloved. Now He's Facing Deportation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has said immigration agents are singling out "bad ones" for deportation. So some Houstonians are asking why they took Piro Garcia, a Guatemalan who became an immigrant success story.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Court Challenge Denied, Oil Could Flow As Soon As Next Week

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:37pm

A federal judge denied a request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River tribes to halt construction on the final piece of the pipeline in North Dakota.

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