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House Passes Bill To Crack Down On Online Sex Trafficking

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:03pm

The bill would give prosecutors and victims more power to hold websites accountable for sex trafficking on their platforms. Parts of the bill have riled some tech companies and digital rights groups.

Is It Real Diversity If Brands Don't Want The Opinions That Come With New Faces?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:03pm

Beauty brands are being criticized for promoting one brand ambassador while shunning another. In Revlon's case the Israeli actress Gal Godot, a vocal supporter of the Israeli Defense Forces. In L'Oreal's the model Amena Khan, who was praised as the first hair-care ambassador in hijab, only to resign under fire for pro-Palestinian tweets.

The Case For Overshooting

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:02pm

We have a new Federal Reserve Chair. His name is Jay Powell. Here's what we can expect.

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Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:16pm

Passage of paid family leave laws in states like Washington is spurring federal lawmakers from both parties to float their own proposals, but so far support is not bridging party lines.

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New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:56am

The central bank remains on track to boost rates gradually, Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday in his first testimony as Fed chairman. He said he's seen the economy picking up since December.

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As Milk Prices Decline, Worries About Dairy Farmer Suicides Rise

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:31am

The nation's dairy farmers are facing their fourth year of depressed milk prices. The outlook is so bleak, it's increased worries about farmer suicides. One recent outreach effort drew criticism.

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Education Department Wants To Protect Student-Loan Debt Collectors

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:40am

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to an internal document obtained by NPR.

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A Hip Charleston Restaurant Where Women Are The Boss

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:00am

The #MeToo movement has forced many restaurants and chefs to confront sexual harassment in their own ranks. At Cannon Green, where women mentor other women, the atmosphere seems much less turbulent.

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NFL To Demand Cowboys Owner Reimburse Legal Fees, Reports Say

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:01am

The NFL wants Jerry Jones to pay more than $2 million in fees after he threatened to derail Commissioner Goodell's contract extension and engaged in other battles, according to published reports.

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Rapper 50 Cent, Who Bragged About Owning Bitcoin, Now Denies It

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:09am

Last month, the artist, whose is filing for bankruptcy, said he "forgot" he owned the cryptocurrency, which by some estimates would have been worth nearly $8 million.

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Thanks To 'Trump Slump,' Shops Have More Guns Than Buyers

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

After a dramatic increase in sales, an over-saturated market and politics are contributing to lagging gun sales. Some manufacturers are reporting drops of up to 70 percent.

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Mary Pickford: Darling Of The Silver Screen To Major Hollywood Force

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Mary Pickford, movie star, producer and studio head, made her mark on Hollywood in the early 20th century. As the industry reckons with inequality and sexual misconduct, her career merits a new look.

New Front In Data Privacy At The Supreme Court: Can U.S. Seize Emails Stored Abroad?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court to decide whether a U.S. warrant can compel Microsoft to turn over a user's emails stored in Ireland.

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Georgia's Lt. Gov. Threatens To Kill Tax Break For Delta Airlines Amid NRA Spat

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:01am

Republican Casey Cagle says he will "kill" pending legislation to give Delta a tax exemption on jet fuel after the carrier said it was ending its discount for NRA members.

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Pension Funds Under Pressure To Sell Off Investments In Gun-Makers

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:34pm

Since the mass killing at a Parkland, Fla., earlier this month, many teachers have called on funds to sell their stakes in gun-makers. But some fund managers say that may not lead to industry change.

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Productivity With A Side of Chicken

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:10pm

Why productivity could be the most important data point in the economy... and how did KFC manage to run out of chicken in the UK - for an entire week?

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An Anarchist Explains How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:42pm

On the TV show Mr. Robot, the lead character is a hacker who breaks into computer systems to promote a cause. Real-life hacktivist Barrett Brown served time for being part of Anonymous.

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Pepper Co-Op Helps Kosovo's War Widows Reclaim Their Lives

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:23pm

After losing hundreds of their husbands and sons in the Balkan War, one village of war widows is taking charge of its finances and well-being by jarring and selling the region's famous pepper spread.

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Automakers Say Trump's Anti-NAFTA Push Could Upend Their Industry

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:33am

As the administration seeks to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, the industry is watching the talks closely. Automakers say changes could drive up costs, making them less competitive.

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The Long, Obvious Path To Corporations Being People

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:06am

A new book argues that "Citizens United" was decades in the making.




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