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In Puerto Rico, Containers Full Of Goods Sit Undistributed At Ports

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:59pm

Authorities say truck drivers to move the food, water, medicine and other items around the island are scarce, as is diesel. Whether roads are too damaged is disputed. Crates are stacking up.

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Equifax Continues To Scramble After Massive Breach

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:54pm

The Equifax CEO resigned earlier this week, and now the interim CEO says consumers will be able to lock and unlock access to their Equifax credit files free of charge for life. While that will provide some protection, there are still ways to exploit the stolen data and harm consumers.

Americana: A 400-Year History Of American Capitalism

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:06am

Bhu Srinivasan came to this country as a wide-eyed eight-year-old, his head filled with all the possibilities America evoked.

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The Rolled Oyster, Louisville's Oddball Bar Snack, Is Tumbling Off Menus

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 9:26am

The softball-sized deep-fried morsels, which have been offered in this Kentucky city's restaurants for more than a century, are taking a hit due to low supply and high costs in the oyster industry.

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Software Glitch Causes Brief Delays At Airports Worldwide

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 9:08am

The Amadeus Altea booking and check-in software reportedly used by some 125 airlines globally experienced a problem, but the Madrid-based firm that makes the system said services are being restored.

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Trump Administration Waives Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:34am

The administration has waived the Jones Act for Puerto Rico. Under the law, only U.S.-flagged ships are allowed to move goods between U.S. ports.

Equifax Promises A New Lifetime Service, As New Leader Offers An Apology

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:01am

The company's interim CEO promises to "let consumers easily lock and unlock access to their Equifax credit files." The service would be "offered free, for life."

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Trump Expects Democrats To Support His Tax Overhaul, Will They?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:30am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas, the ranking member of the House Ways & Means Tax Policy Subcommittee. He expects only a handful of Democrats will support the tax plan.

As Scrutiny Of Social Networks Grows, Influence Attacks Continue In Real Time

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:01am

Trolls, bots and other mischief aimed at shaping the U.S. information environment have continued long after the presidential election even as Washington focuses on Facebook and Twitter.

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As Book Sales Drop, Guinness World Records Ltd. Adapts Its Services

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Guinness World Records is one of the best selling books in history. But book sales have been dropping. About 10 years ago, Guinness realized it needed a new way to make money.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Criticized For Planned Speech At Trump's D.C. Hotel

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch is to speak at a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Critics say it violates ethics rules because the hotel faces multiple lawsuits.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Criticized For Speech At Trump's D.C. Hotel

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Justice Gorsuch speaks Thursday to a conservative group at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. Critics say doing so doesn't look good because the hotel is at the center of multiple lawsuits.

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Who Would Benefit From Trump's Tax Overhaul?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about Republican proposed tax cuts for individuals and unintended consequences.

Protests Expected At Minnesota Hearing To Replace Oil Pipeline

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Regulators begin hearings Thursday on a proposed crude oil pipeline to replace a 50-year-old line across the northern part of the state. Opponents argue a new line would worsen climate change.

Republicans Propose Deep Cuts In Individual And Corporate Tax Rates

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump and GOP congressional leaders outlined plans for the most sweeping tax overhaul in more than three decades. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Dave Schweikert of Arizona.

News Brief: 'Middle Class Miracle' Unveiled, Puerto Rico In Dire Need Of Aid

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Questions remain about how President Trump and lawmakers are going to pull off the broad tax overhaul plan. Life in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is difficult — compounded by severe fuel shortages.

Paul Horner, Fake News Purveyor Who Claimed Credit For Trump's Win, Found Dead At 38

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:49pm

Horner made his living making bogus reports go viral and said he didn't expect for his stories to believed by Trump supporters. Authorities say they do not suspect foul play.

U.S. Slaps Hefty Tariff On Bombardier Jets, Angering Canada, U.K.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:17pm

Ruling on a complaint by Boeing, the Commerce Department has imposed a 220 percent tariff on the import of the Montreal-based company's top-end C-Series passenger jet.

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Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 1:04pm

The grocery industry is in an intense price war. Two German competitors — Aldi and Lidl — are a major driving force. They're known for very low prices, and they're planning scores of new U.S. stores.

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Twitter To Try Giving Users 280 Characters — Whether They Want Them Or Not

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:08pm

The company says it wants to give users more room to express themselves. But many users worry it will rob Twitter of its microblogging soul.

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