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Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 2:27pm

Strawberry growers are so worried about the farmworker shortage that they're testing a strawberry-picking robot. But while picking strawberries is easy for humans, machines struggle with the task.

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Reporter's Notebook: Theranos And The Mysterious Walgreens Fire Alarm

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 1:58pm

When a health care reporter asked patients about their experience getting blood tests at a Walgreens in Palo Alto, Calif., the interactions with Theranos representatives became strained.

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What's On Your Mind, Facebook User?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 9:06am

Lawmakers want to know what really happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in 2016, but they may be too late.

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Massachusetts Begins A Probe Into Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:43am

Noel King talks to Massachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey, who has launched an investigation into Facebook and the data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica.

Cambridge Analytica CEO Suspended, One Day After Release Of Hidden Camera Report

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:44am

The board of directors announced Alexander Nix's immediate suspension after after the video's release. Also, Britain's information minister has demanded access to the company's servers.

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Uber's Self-Driving Tests Are Suspended After Pedestrian Is Killed

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. It could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy Months After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to LA Times reporter Ryan Faughnder about the firm also releasing employees from non-disclosure pacts. Co-founder Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

Facebook Is Losing Users' Trust, Tech Investor Says

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

Demand is growing for more regulation to hold Facebook accountable for the misuse of millions of users' data. Noel King talks to Roger McNamee, an original investor in Facebook.

Facebook Scrutinized For Its Data Sharing With Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:00am

To discuss the misuse of Facebook data by third parties, Noel King talks to Rebecca MacKinnon, of Ranking Digital Rights, a non-profit that analyzes firms based on how well they protect user data

Arizona Governor Helped Make State 'Wild West' For Driverless Cars

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 3:18am

Three years ago, Gov. Doug Ducey embarked on a plan to lure companies experimenting with driverless vehicle technology to the state and in 2016, he lured Uber away from neighboring California.

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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:18pm

The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.

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Uber Say It Will Cooperate With Investigation After Pedestrian Killed In Arizona

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

Uber says it is cooperating with an investigation into a fatal accident involving one of its self-driving vehicles over the weekend. A woman in Tempe, Arizona, was struck and killed as she was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.

Research Shows Black Boys Are Most Likely To Be Stuck In Cycle Of Poverty

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That's according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.

The Reinvention Of The IPO

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:23pm

Having disrupted the music business, Spotify is trying the same trick with the stock market.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:38pm

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

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After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am

A food activist seeks to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people, and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well capture the global eye.

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Venezuelan City Launches Its Own Currency Amid Cash Crunch

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:15am

The city of Elorza is selling its own bills featuring the image of an independence leader from the area. Venezuela's national currency has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year.

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Some Retailers Are Holding Your Returns Against You

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:40am

Some major retailers use consumer shopping behavior to determine if they are a risk or should be authorized to make returns.

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In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 9:00am

Walmart has partnered with the app Handy to link customers with home-services professionals. Major retail companies are in a big movement, trying to become more than just places that sell you things.

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Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:39am

The Associated Press working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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