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Sinclair TV Host Resigns After Vulgar Tweet Threatening Parkland Survivor

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:14am

After the furor over Laura Ingraham's tweet, Jamie Allman's crude message drew wider notice. At least three advertisers pulled their ads, and on Monday, Sinclair said it had accepted his resignation.

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Is Facebook's Problem The Fact That It's Free?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:20am

If you aren't a paying customer, then you're the product.

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Top Trump Trade Adviser Touts Tariffs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:06am

Peter Navarro urged the president to impose tariffs on China. Is it a trade war he wants?

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Women Can't Have Prior Salaries Used Against Them, Court Says In Equal Pay Case

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:55am

America's continuing gender pay gap is "an embarrassing reality of our economy," the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.

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Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:00am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees on Tuesday and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

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When The U.S. Deports Migrants, Remittances To Family Stop

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Central American communities that have grown used to the remittances sent back from migrants living in the United States often experience a painful readjustment when the migrants are sent home.

Activist Took On Facebook And Won, Long Before Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Facebook's CEO will testify before congressional lawmakers this week. Noel King talks to Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer whose lawsuit against Facebook led to EU digital privacy regulations.

Maker Of Bratz And Little Tikes Seeks To Save Toys R Us

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:04am

Toy mogul Isaac Larian, head of MGA Entertainment, has launched a $1 billion GoFundMe campaign to save the bankrupt toy chain. "I will make Toys R Us a fun place again," he tells NPR.

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Xi Says China To Lower Trade Barriers As Beijing Files WTO Complaint Against U.S.

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:22am

The Chinese president told a group of investors and regional leaders gathered in Hainan that his country would "significantly" lower tariffs on imported automobiles and other products.

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Ky. Lawmakers Didn't Consult Federal Experts About Limiting Black Lung Claims Reviews

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:40pm

The federal agency that certifies physicians who diagnose black lung confirms it was not consulted, while medical groups call for repeal of the state law that they say will hurt sick coal miners.

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How Facebook Has Changed Since NPR First Reported On It 13 Years Ago

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:33pm

Facebook was first mentioned on NPR on Aug. 19, 2004 in a story about a Harvard University website called "The Facebook." Two months later the name "Mark Zuckerberg" first appeared in a story about a site called connectyou.com and the legal battle that ensued.

Denim Companies Stretch To Compete With Leggings

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:18pm

Last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed imports of denim jeans for the first time. Big brands like Levi's are now changing their designs to reclaim customers.

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Backpage Founders Indicted On Charges Of Facilitating Prostitution

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:49pm

A federal grand jury indicted seven people behind the website. Known for adult services ads, Backpage has for years prevailed in lawsuits accusing it of facilitating sex trafficking of children.

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'Denver Post' Editorial Board Publicly Calls Out Paper's Owner As More Layoffs Take Place

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:24pm

The Denver Post editorial board is taking on the paper's hedge fund owner amid dozens of newsroom layoffs. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Chuck Plunkett, the paper's editorial page editor.

Financial Analyst Says Most Consumers Don't Realize How Their Data Is Used

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:24pm

The core business model of Facebook and other tech companies has revolved around user data and advertising. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with financial analyst Brian Wieser about how — and if — that could change in light of the Cambridge Analytica news.

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:24pm

When a Chinese wind turbine maker stole vital trade secrets from American Superconductor, the damage was enormous. The theft cost the firm hundreds of millions of dollars and resulted in mass layoffs.

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Mind The Pay Gap

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:07pm

Why do men still make 20 percent more than women in the U.S.?

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Report: Facebook Suspends Another Data Analytics Firm As Scandal Widens

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:38pm

As the company prepares to notify 87 million users whose data was misused by Cambridge Analytica, CNBC reports that Facebook is suspending Cubeyou over similar allegations.

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'Denver Post' Calls Out Its 'Vulture' Hedge Fund Owners In Searing Editorial

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:02pm

"If Alden isn't willing to do good journalism here, it should sell The Post to owners who will," the newspaper's editorial board wrote, as 25 staffers are laid off from the newsroom.

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Sen. Blumenthal On Syria Chemical Attack, Zuckerberg's Testimony

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:20am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal about how the U.S. should respond to the apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria, and Facebook's CEO appearing before Congress this week.

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