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Tax Cuts And The Deficit

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Critics of the tax cuts now being debated in Congress say they would cause the budget deficit to soar. But Republicans often have claimed that tax cuts lead to more growth and pay for themselves.

'Job-Sharing' In Germany

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Berlin-based startup Tandemploy aims to promote "job-sharing" as an employment model in Germany. The company uses technology to match part-time job-seekers to apply to share one full-time position.

Uber Paid Off Hackers In Cover-Up

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Uber has revealed its database was hacked over a year ago and that confidential data on 57 million customers and drivers was compromised.

News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:41pm

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:46pm

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.

What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.

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Hundreds Of Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting File Lawsuits

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:58pm

Defendants in the suits include MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, and Live Nation, the organizer of the country music festival at which 58 people were killed last month.

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2,000 Women From Swedish Music Industry Sign #MeToo Letter

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:37pm

The women shared shocking stories of disrespect and physical abuse. Seemingly unrelated, a leading executive from one of the country's largest labels was suspended shortly after.

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:04pm

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

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Several Women Accuse TV Host Charlie Rose Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to Irin Carmon, one of The Washington Post reporters who broke the story. CBS has suspended Rose from the CBS Morning News and PBS said it would halt distribution of his show.

News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump administration called five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations. Just one facility in Texas will cost taxpayers $44 million per year.

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Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 8 Women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:59pm

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:43pm

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:18pm

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

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Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:00pm

Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as a high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.

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