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Elon Musk Settles With SEC, Agrees To Step Down As Tesla Chairman

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:59pm

The Tesla CEO reached a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve a securities fraud case. As part of the deal, Tesla and Musk agreed to pay $40 million in penalties.

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What NAFTA Without Canada Would Mean

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 7:00am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, how a NAFTA replacement that excludes Canada would affect U.S.-Canada relations.

No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 6:37am

For free coffee, students can provide their names, phone numbers, email, majors and interests. This information is then provided to corporate sponsors who want to "diversify students' career choices."

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Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Information Of 50 Million Users In Latest Data Breach

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:36pm

Facebook announced a new data breach on Friday. Hackers accessed the information of 50 million Facebook users, as Facebook remains under pressure for misuse of users' personal data.

Airport Workers in New York, New Jersey To Receive Minimum Of $19 Per Hour

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:12pm

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners announced its unanimous decision on Thursday. Businesses will be required to pay the increases in stages over five years.

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The Case Of The Pricey Frito

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:50pm

Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!

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SEC Lawsuit Seeks To Remove Elon Musk As Tesla CEO Or Officer In Any Public Company

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter Max Chafin about the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Elon Musk announced on Thursday.

Drugmakers Play The Patent Game To Lock In Prices, Block Competitors

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:00am

Pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, often win patents for incremental changes with debatable value. Now there's a twist involving an opioid addiction treatment.

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SEC Sues Elon Musk Over Tesla Tweets

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:58am

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Elon Musk over statements he made on Twitter about taking Tesla private.

A 'Turning Point' In The Housing Market

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:58am

Ever since the end of the financial crisis, rents have been rising all across America. A recent report could signal a turning point in the housing recovery.

SEC Sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 3:52pm

"Musk's false and misleading public statements and omissions caused significant confusion and disruption in the market for Tesla's stock and resulting harm to investors," the lawsuit says.

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Baby Got Buybacks

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 2:06pm

Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.

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Europe's Copyright Reforms Are More Than (Just) A Boring Policy Change

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:51am

Two weeks ago, the European Commission approved new rules that will change how tech companies are required to deal with copyright infringement on their platforms. Unsurprisingly, it was controversial.

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Uber Pays $148 Million Over Yearlong Cover-Up Of Data Breach

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:13am

Instead of reporting the hacking intrusion as required, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 after learning of the breach in late 2016.

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Head Of Australian Broadcasting Corp. Quits Amid Editorial Independence 'Firestorm'

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:25am

Justin Milne stepped down as chairman of taxpayer-funded ABC following reports he ordered the firing of journalists whose coverage had been the subject of complaints by the government.

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Hannah Storm, Part Of First All-Women NFL Broadcast Team, Is Set For Kickoff

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:03am

On Thursday, Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will become the first all-women broadcast team to call an NFL game. To critics of the pair, she says it's "myopic" to think that football is only for men.

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Is Rent Control An Answer To California's Housing Crisis?

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:01am

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, due largely to the state's lack of affordable housing. In November voters will decide whether or not rent controls will help solve the problem.

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Why So Many Brands Are Rebranding

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 5:14pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with branding expert Allen Adamson of the company Metaforce about the news that Weight Watchers will now be known as "WW" and Dunkin Donuts as Dunkin'.

Dunkin' Deletes Donuts From Its Name

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 4:29pm

The name change is one part of a large-scale makeover that company officials say "will keep our brand relevant for generations to come" as it continues moving toward a "beverage-led" retailer.

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Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 2:20pm

The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.

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