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Ex- Head Of Twitter News: Social Media Companies Alone Shouldn't Regulate 'Fake News'

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

What role, if any, should social media companies play in monitoring fake news? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Vivian Schiller, former head of Twitter's news operation.

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Investors And Marketers Line Up

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 5:52am

The fledgling legal market for marijuana is around $7 billion, and the recent passage of legalization measures in eight states has sparked a surge of interest from investors in an expanding industry.

Post-Election, Overwhelmed Facebook Users Unfriend, Cut Back

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 5:34am

We asked how your social media habits changed after the election. More than 150 of you replied — and most are tired, deleting apps, unfriending people, tuning out politics or worried for family ties.

'Misinformation' On Facebook: Zuckerberg Lists Ways Of Fighting Fake News

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:12am

Computer detection of potentially false stories; labeling news that might be false; cutting ad revenue: Those are steps Facebook could use to combat fake news.

A Trump Reversal On Obama's Arctic Oil Drilling Ban Won't Be Easy

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The Obama Administration has removed the Arctic Ocean from any new off shore oil and gas leasing for the next 5 years. Environmentalists wanted the move due to concerns over climate change.

New Balance On Damage Control After Trump Statement 'Taken Out Of Context'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The running shoe company was never a big fan of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal pursued by the Obama administration. But after Trump won the election, New Balance found itself in a pickle.

This Week In Race: Sisterhood, Immigration, And The 'Official Shoe Of White People'

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 5:36pm

What's popping with race this week? Here are few hardy racial matters to chew on as you head into Thanksgiving week.

Episode 736: Messy Nobel

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:18pm

What happens when a creativity guru meets the winner of this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in economics? You get life lessons in making art, and negotiating contracts.

New York Attorney General Says Trump Agrees To Trump University Settlement

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:02pm

Eric Schneiderman called the settlement "a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university."

Many Auto Industry Leaders Fear Potential Trade Conflicts Under Trump

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump claimed the American car industry was moving jobs to Mexico. The industry is heartened by Trump's views on Environmental Protection Agency regulations but worried about potential changes in trade policy. NPR takes a look at how a Trump administration will shape the cars you drive.

Trump's Presidency Poses Potential Threat To Labor Unions

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:26pm

Organized labor has been a driving force in Democratic politics for decades, especially in the industrial Midwest. Last week's election results were a blow for that political movement, raising serious questions about the future.

Will Legal Marijuana Lead To More People Smoking Tobacco?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:36am

California boasts one of the lowest rates of tobacco smoking in the nation. Researchers worry that pot smoking will lead the way to cigarette smoking.

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings And FanDuel Agree To Merge

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:11am

Both sites have faced recent legal challenges centering on whether their contests amount to games of skill or gambling. They hint that reducing legal costs was a factor in the decision to join forces.

Trump Claims Credit For Keeping Ford Lincoln Production In Kentucky

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:51am

President-elect Donald Trump says he's forced Ford Motor Company to back down from moving Lincoln MKC production to Mexico. Ford still plans to move its small-car production south of the border.

Where Coal Was King, Pa. Voters Hope Trump Rejuvenates Their Economy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.

Airbnb Eyes Services That Compete With Travelocity, Yelp And TripAdvisor

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Airbnb is expanding beyond short-term home rentals with plans to offer services like guided tours, flights and car rentals. Is it a hedge against anticipated restrictions on its core business model?

Trump Needs A++ People On His Cabinet, Fund Manager Scaramucci Says

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.

Federal Reserve Chair Throws Cold Water On Trump's Economic Plan

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:25pm

Janet Yellen warned Congress Thursday the timing might not be right for infrastructure spending and questioned Donald Trump's assertions that the Dodd-Frank stock market rules stifle economic growth.

Construction Firms Consider Costs Of Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

Concrete and construction firms along the U.S.-Mexico border are already crunching the numbers on what it would take to build a thousand mile wall. It is a huge undertaking.

The Son-In-Law Rises: Jared Kushner's Influence In The Trump Camp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:18pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah Ellison, writer at Vanity Fair, about the role of Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the president-elect's inner circle.

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