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Cambridge Analytica Is Shutting Down After Facebook Data Controversy

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:24pm

The U.K.-based firm made headlines for using data from Facebook users without their permission. Video also showed its executives describing campaign tactics of entrapment.

How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:10am

For years, the nation's largest banks made millions off Puerto Rican debt as the island approached financial ruin. Then, with its infrastructure crumbling, a Category 4 hurricane barreled in.

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Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:09am

The federal government issued warnings to companies that sell vaping liquids, saying they are in violation of federal regulations due to packages that appear to market to children or teens.

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Frozen Food Sales Feel The Heat As Consumers Opt For Fresh

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 4:09am

Food from the frozen aisle accounts for only about 6 percent of grocery store sales — and that percentage has seen some declines over the past few years. The deli section, however, keeps expanding.

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States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:36pm

California is leading a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's plan to weaken car emissions standards. EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the rules, designed to fight climate change, are too strict.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Tries To Move Company Forward After Data Scandal

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:33pm

Facebook's annual developer conference kicks off Tuesday, as developers at the heart of Facebook's business model gather for the first time since the Cambridge Analytica scandal raised new questions about how much access developers get to Facebook users.

The Only Prescription Is More Transparency

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:29pm

Healthcare is expensive. Transparency in pricing might make it cheaper.

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It's A Date: Facebook Enters Online Matchmaking

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:10pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at a developer conference on Tuesday that the social media giant will soon release a dating feature. The news sent shares of's parent plunging.

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Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 3:00pm

The influential Saudi CEO discusses what she's done to get more women working.

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As Facebook Shows Its Flaws, What Might A Better Social Network Look Like?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:34am

Facebook has become ubiquitous in the last 14 years, but it may not dominate forever. Some technologists are already designing the next social networks — and they look a lot different.

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Gibson Guitars Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:30am

In a bid to stay afloat, the company that has outfitted many of the world's top musicians says that in its turnaround effort, it will focus on making guitars,

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Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein, Saying He Tried To Damage Her Career

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 6:02am

The 50-year-old actress said that after she rebuffed the producer's sexual advances, he badmouthed her to the filmmaker of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, costing her a prime role.,

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Slower Than Expected iPhone X Sales Likely To Hurt Apple's Earnings

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:15am

As Apple gets ready to release its first quarter earnings Tuesday, there's a lot of chatter among analysts that iPhone use is stagnating. The company has moved down a notch in popularity in China.

Updating The Community Reinvestment Act Is Fraught With Disagreement

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:15am

The 1970s law targets redlining in the banking industry. Regulators want to update the CRA so it reflects the way mobile banking has reshaped the industry. That's proving to be a difficult task.

Trade Imbalance Needs To Be Dealt With, Indiana Growth Official Says

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:15am

The White House delayed imposing most tariffs on imported steel and aluminum until at least June 1. David Greene talks to Tim Eckerle of the Economic Growth Council in Grant County, Indiana.

Michigan Releases Detroit From Financial Oversight

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 4:15am

The city has been monitored by the state of Michigan since December 2014, when city officials retook control after the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Trump Administration Delays Most Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:28pm

The Trump administration had faced a midnight deadline to suspend or impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from a number of friendly countries.

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Closing Arguments Heard In DOJ's Lawsuit To Block Potential AT&T, Time Warner Deal

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:39pm

Closing arguments in the Department of Justice's lawsuit to block AT&T from buying Time Warner were heard Monday. The trial marks the first time in 40 years the Justice Department has sued to block a merger between companies in different lines of business. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Wall Street Journal telecom reporter Drew FitzGerald.

Inflation Target Acquired

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:11pm

The Federal Reserve has hit its inflation target. Now comes the hard part - staying at two percent.

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Why Are Gas Prices Up? These Frenemies Get Some Of The Blame

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 1:26pm

Russia and Saudi Arabia have been longtime adversaries over geopolitics and military operations in the Middle East. Now, they've formed a surprising bond that is helping boost oil and gasoline prices.

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