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FTC Confirms It's Investigating Facebook For Possible Privacy Violations

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:31pm

The agency will look at whether the social network violated a 2011 consent decree when users' data was revealed to political strategists.

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'March For Our Lives' Cost $5 Million; 'Several Million' Left For Lobbying

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 3:37pm

Student activists put on highly choreographed event in just five weeks — with help from celebrities and other donors.

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Why The Firearms Industry Is Suffering A Downturn

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 3:37pm

Firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor Brands has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why the industry is suffering a downturn.

Are Tariffs The Best Way To Force China To Change Its Ways?

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 3:24pm

President Trump says the U.S. will levy $60 billion worth of trade tariffs against China. The move is seen as way to curb China's predatory trade practices, but it also risks a trade war.

How Facebook Users Are Responding To The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 3:24pm

Listeners tell NPR what changes — if any — they are making to how they use Facebook. This comes after news that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica used the 50 million users' data.

Dollars for Data

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 3:24pm

From Google Maps to Yelp to Instagram, the internet gives us access to all sorts of services without having to pay a cent. But are they really free?

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How American Corporations Had A 'Hidden' Civil Rights Movement

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 1:35pm

Law professor Adam Winkler says that in the past 200 years, businesses have gone to court claiming constitutional rights that were originally intended for people. His new book is We the Corporations.

Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 1:18pm

Across a diverse set of industries, contract work is booming, and that is raising concerns about a lack of anti-discrimination, harassment and other legal protections for those workers.

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Why To Care If There Are Tariffs

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:06am

Where is the collateral damage in a trade war?

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U.S. Stock Market Rebounds On Report Of Trade Talks With China

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:02am

Major stock indexes were up about 2 percent Monday morning after The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. and China have "quietly started negotiating" to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets.

As Big Beer Moves In, Activists in Mexicali Fight To Keep Their Water

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 7:00am

Constellation Brands, which makes beer like Corona, is building a new plant in Mexicali. Local activists say its cozy relations with the government threaten residents' already-limited water supply.

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Tariffs On China Raise Concern About The Future Of U.S.-China Relations

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 6:13am

Is there any other way besides tariffs — and potentially a trade war — to get China to play fair on trade? David Greene talks to former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers for his insight.

Remington Declares Chapter 11 Amid 'Trump Slump' In Gun Sales

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 6:06am

The 200-year-old firearms manufacturer has struck a deal to stave off creditors as it tries to reorganize amid falls in sales and louder calls for gun control.

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Uber Backs Out Of Southeast Asia, Selling To Regional Rival 'Grab'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:44am

Analysts say the narrow margins in Asia would have made it difficult for Uber to compete against home-grown ride-sharing services in the region.

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Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In 'Contraception Deserts'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:00am

For some U.S. women who buy hormonal contraception via an app, it's all about convenience — birth control pills in the mail, without an office visit. But in Texas there's much more to it.

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A NASA Astronaut Stays In Orbit With SpaceX And Boeing

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 9:00pm

Sunita Williams was the second female commander of the International Space Station. Now, she says her new job working with private companies to develop space technologies feels like a new frontier.

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Words You'll Hear: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 4:10pm

Stocks plunged last week after President Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese imports. NPR's Sarah McCammon asks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution what that means for the U.S. economy.

More States Move To End 'Tampon Tax' That's Seen As Discriminating Against Women

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 7:01am

In many states, menstrual products are subject to a sales tax whereas items like ChapStick are not. It's just one example of women paying a premium, known as the "pink tax," for various products.

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How Does Cambridge Analytica Flap Compare With Obama's Campaign Tactics?

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 6:15am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Betsy Hoover, the online organizing director for Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign. Conservatives have drawn parallels between the work of Cambridge Analytica to the data operation of the Obama campaign.

Questions Of Race, Fairness Complicate Student-Athlete Pay Debate

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 6:15am

With March Madness in full swing, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Gene Demby talk about whether student athletes should be paid, and the role of race in big-time college sports.

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