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Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:30pm

The CFPB's interim chief is moving to disband a board designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

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What The Controversy Over Facebook's Privacy Policy Reveals About The Company And Us

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 3:24pm

Revelations keep rolling in about how Facebook shares its users' data without their consent. These scandals and others do not seem to be hurting Facebook's bottom line much, so how much do we actually know or care about our privacy on Facebook and other platforms?

Social Insecurity

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:55pm

Social Security has traditionally paid for itself, with money leftover. Until this year. Social Security has a funding problem and it's getting bad quickly.

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Aisle, Middle ... Or Video? Emirates President Predicts Windowless Planes Are Coming

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:01pm

Tim Clark says he thinks that windows on passenger jets will be replaced with video screens — which are already used in some Emirates first-class suites. Windowless planes would be lighter and faster.

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Say Goodbye To Some Paper Investment Reports

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:59pm

Investors and retirees who now get lengthy paper reports on how their mutual funds are doing will have to go online for the same updates. The change is frustrating consumer watchdogs.

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Facebook Data-Sharing Deals Include China's Huawei — Under U.S. Suspicion Since 2012

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:28am

"Huawei worked with Facebook to make Facebook's services more convenient for users," the smartphone-maker tells NPR. "Huawei has never collected or stored any Facebook user data."

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Delaware Legalizes Sports Gambling, And Governor Makes First Bet

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:08am

After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the federal government cannot stop states from legalizing sports betting, Delaware didn't waste any time taking advantage of the opportunity.

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IHOP Says 'IHOb' — And The Internet Says, What?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 8:30am

The company wrote, "There's so many obtions, what could it b?!" — and one Twitter user replied, "Can you not blease?"

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China's ZTE Reportedly Strikes Preliminary Deal To Lift U.S. Ban

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:03am

The cellphone maker was sanctioned by the Commerce Department for illegal sales to Iran and North Korea. However, President Trump last month said he wanted to resolve the issue to save jobs in China.

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Facebook Says It Shared Users' Data With Chinese Companies

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Facebook shared user data with Chinese companies including Huawei, a company American intelligence officials view as a security threat.

News Brief: Primary Results, Facebook In China, '3-Parent Babies'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

We look at results after eight states had primary elections Tuesday. Also, Facebook gave data access to Chinese companies, and a look inside a controversial Ukrainian clinic making embryos.

What Americans Told Us About Online Shopping Says A Lot About Amazon

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Of Americans who shop online, 92 percent have shopped on Amazon, according to a new NPR/Marist poll that shows the company creating new shopping habits and retaining a striking amount of trust.

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GOP Senators Want To Limit Trump's Power On Trade

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:00am

Worried about a possible trade war with Canada, Mexico and the EU, some Senate Republicans want to give Congress the power to approve certain trade actions.

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Do You Have $400?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 3:56pm

Unemployment is low, wage growth is picking up, the stock market is strong; by most measures the economy is doing pretty well. And yet, millions of Americans live on the edge of financial ruin.

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Mexico Responds With Tariffs After U.S. Imposes Duties On Steel And Aluminum

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 3:18pm

Mexico says it will retaliate with its own tariffs, after President Trump imposed duties on imported steel and aluminum from the country. It seems unlikely that Mexico can gain much from an all out trade war with the U.S., but it looks like Mexican officials aren't backing down.

David Koch, Billionaire Political Donor, Announces Retirement

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:19am

One of the founders of Koch Industries and its ubiquitous political network said he is leaving public life amid health concerns.

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Can't Stand The Heat? Tell Us How You're Coping With Rising Temperatures

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:51am

Have hotter days (and nights) changed your daily routines or long-term plans? Has your business had to adapt to higher temperatures?

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Solo: A Trade Wars Story

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:06am

Who's afraid of a trade war? And who should be?

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Mexico Hits U.S. Steel And Farm Products With Tariffs, Retaliating For Trump Move

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 7:09am

Mexico is putting tariffs on imports of U.S. steel and farm products – including pork and cheese – as it hits back at the U.S. for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum products.

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'We Never Move Off Of Our Values,' Apple CEO Tim Cook Says

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Apple's CEO about his announcements that kicked off the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, and issues around the future of mobile technology and privacy and immigration.

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