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Costly Care In America

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:29pm

Americans spend more on healthcare than people in other high-income countries, and it's not because we use more of it.

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Lyft Officials Discuss How They're Addressing Gender Equality And Diversity

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:06pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lyft co-founder John Zimmer and Valerie Jarrett, a member of the company's board, about the issues of diversity and gender equality in the workplace.

South Korean Officials Say They've Reached Trade Agreement With Trump Administration

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:06pm

Officials in South Korea say they've reached a trade agreement with the Trump administration. While U.S. trade deals typically try to lower trade barriers, this one actually creates new ones.

European Commission Outlines Plan To Change How Internet Companies Are Taxed

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:06pm

The recent Facebook data-mining scandal is increasing public attention on the way big tech companies pay only minimal taxes in Europe. Now, the European Union wants to change that.

FTC Investigating Whether Facebook Violated Consent Decree

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 3:06pm

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Facebook violated a consent decree by enabling third parties to access users' information without their permission. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former FTC official Jessica Rich about the investigation, and other measures the government could take to police how tech giants safeguard users' privacy.

Arizona Suspends Uber's Self-Driving Vehicle Testing After Fatal Crash

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 1:49pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will suspend Uber's ability to test autonomous vehicles after a crash last week killed a pedestrian near Phoenix.

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Pollinator: Judgment Day

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:06am

A taste of honey. A mouthful of fraud.

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3 Reasons Gun Companies Are Under Pressure

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 8:51am

Remington Arms Co. has filed for bankruptcy, and other companies are struggling to find profits after President Trump's election, shrinking markets and misfires on new products.

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Atlanta Working 'Around The Clock' To Fight Off Ransomware Attack

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 6:47am

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says cybersecurity experts are trying to restore normalcy as quickly as possible after hackers encrypted some city data and demanded a $51,000 payment.

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Tumblr's Ban Of Russian Accounts Adds Detail To Targeting Of Black Americans

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:00am

The blogging platform has made public a list of accounts that it said were operated as part of the active measures campaign against the United States.

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Energy Supplies And Prices Have Grown More Unpredictable

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:00am

Energy analysts are getting worse at predicting how much oil and gas will come out of the ground in the future, a new study finds.

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More Lawmakers, Including Rep. Lance, Call On Zuckerberg To Testify

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Republican Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey, who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, about what he wants to hear from Mark Zuckerberg.

Talks Ease Concerns Over Potential Trade War With China

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:00am

The U.S. stock market rocketed higher as fears of a possible trade war with China eased. The two countries have begun talks aimed at avoiding tit-for-tat sanctions that could damage both sides.

Facebook Previously Failed To Keep Privacy Promises, Ex-FTC Adviser Says

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Tim Wu, who was a senior advisor at the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, when the agency settled with Facebook for failing to protect user privacy.

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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