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Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

The shooter in the attack at YouTube's offices was angry at the company. In social media postings, she claimed that her videos were being filtered, censored and demonetized, but it's not clear that was a motivation for her shooting spree. But the tragedy gets to a profound challenge at YouTube — deciding what content stays up and gets displayed prominently and what comes down or gets buried in search results.

American Business Groups Worried As China And U.S. Continue To Trade Tariff Threats

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jeremie Waterman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about what China and the United States can do to negotiate fairer trade practices without hurting businesses as concern about an impending trade war grows.

Martin Sorrell, Titan Of Advertising, Under Investigation For 'Misconduct'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:23pm

Sorrell runs WPP, the world's largest advertising company. He denies allegations which reportedly involve the misuse of company funds.

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Stop, Collaborate, And Listen

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:12pm

Cross-genre musical collaboration used be a small niche in the popular music scene. Today it's verging on domination.

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Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Data Grab May Be Much Bigger Than First Reported

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:51pm

Facebook now says Cambridge Analytica may have improperly accessed up to 87 million Facebook users. The initial figure was reported to be 50 million people.

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'Absolutely No Link' Between YouTube Attacker And People She Shot, Police Say

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:00pm

Police say they've found no evidence Nasim Najafi Aghdam targeted specific people during the attack that injured three. But authorities have determined a motive: "She was upset with YouTube."

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Markets Jittery Over U.S.-China Trade Fight

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:56pm

U.S. stock markets fell again after China announced its latest round of retaliation in the escalating tit-for-tat tariff fight. Investors are worried by prospects of a prolonged trade war.

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China's $50 Billion Tariff Threat Targets U.S. Soybeans, Cars, Whiskey

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:21am

China listed 106 items it could hit with tariffs, this time including America's biggest export to the country: soybeans.

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Spotify Is, For Now, The World's Most Valuable Music Company

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:57am

The Stockholm-founded company has become symbiotic with the recording business, but has eclipsed any one company's value by multiples. But they all still need each other.

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Impact Of China's New Tariffs Could Be 'Huge' On U.S. Soybean Farmers

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:45am

Grant Kimberly of the Iowa Soybean Association tells NPR that if long term, the effect of China's proposed tariffs on U.S. soybeans could be "devastating" to American soybean producers.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In Congress On April 11

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:42am

Welcoming the news, the top Republican and Democrat on a House committee said, "we look forward to him answering our questions" about protecting users' data.

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Dueling Tariff Announcements Blamed For Stock Market Volatility

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:16am

The U.S. and China have been making comments on trade and that seems to be driving movement in global financial markets. We review the causes and effects of the ups and downs of the markets.

Tariff Announcements Create Volatility In Financial Markets

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:28am

Noel King talks to White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who explains the administration's approach to trade and its next steps. NPR's Scott Horsley weights in on their conversation.

China Announces New Retaliatory Tariffs

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:01am

China announced new tariffs on U.S. products in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products.

The Paris Lawyer Who Gives Google Nightmares

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:01am

Dan Shefet won what may be the most powerful single case against Google: the right to get search results about himself removed. Now people and governments the world over are seeking him out.

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Can You Believe Your Own Ears? With New 'Fake News' Tech, Not Necessarily

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:01am

Advances in audio software mean fraudsters can create the most lifelike phony audio ever played, making it seem that people said things they didn't.

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Trump Administration Identifies Chinese Tariff Targets

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:55pm

The Trump administration has published a list of Chinese exports it plans to hit with steep tariffs, in response to allegedly unfair treatment of U.S. technological know-how.

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Suspect In YouTube Shooting Angry That Her Videos Had Been 'De-Monetized'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03pm

Police say a female suspect, identified as Nasim Aghdam, 39, died at the scene of the shooting. A San Francisco hospital received three wounded people from the incident, a spokesman says.

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Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite Over 80K Public Comments Against It

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:01pm

Many public comments cited a clash between corporate greed versus people and the environment, after Nestlé asked to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from a well in western Michigan.

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The Original Bailout

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 3:06pm

In 1907, America's financial system ran into trouble. Trust in financial institutions evaporated, and contagion swept through the economy. Then John Pierpont Morgan stepped in.

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