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Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony

44 min 26 sec ago

Sundar Pichai, in his public debut in Congress, is expected to address privacy, allegations of anti-conservative bias, a censored search tool for China and a scuttled Pentagon contract.

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With 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed On Google+, Google Quickens Shutdown

2 hours 21 min ago

Users' name, date of birth, email address, work history, and other information were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says.

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'Fearless Girl' Finds New Home Facing The New York Stock Exchange

5 hours 20 min ago

"Fearless Girl" is on the move. The sculpture, which once stared down the "Charging Bull" statue, has officially moved a few blocks over to face an even bigger beast, the New York Stock Exchange.

With #MeToo In Mind, Employers Balance Workers' Privacy With Transparent Probes

5 hours 45 min ago

Google pledged to make its sexual harassment investigations more transparent, after its employees protested its handling of past cases. Workers want more accountability but there are privacy concerns.

Local Newspaper Closures Come With Hefty Price Tag For Residents

5 hours 45 min ago

Hundreds of newspapers have closed across the country. The loss of local reporting means fewer investigations into fraud and waste. That has had an impact on the budgets of cities and towns.

Unto The Brexit

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 4:39pm

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:29pm

Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

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Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Indicted On Charges Of Underreporting Income

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 9:59am

Ghosn was arrested last month — and ousted as chairman of Nissan — after he was accused of concealing income from the Japanese government.

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How 1 Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 4:01am

A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that.

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Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 6:00pm

The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.

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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 6:52am

California has some of the strictest building codes in the country for homes built in areas with wildfire risk. But recent fires show that even the most fire-resistant homes will burn.

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Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 6:32pm

An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers.

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Russia Joins OPEC In Agreement To Cut Oil Production By 1.2 Million Barrels A Day

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 4:34pm

Oil prices jumped higher Friday on news of a deal between OPEC and Russia to cut production. Global oil prices have fallen 30 percent in recent months.

More Jobs, Less Pay

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 4:32pm

In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Discusses Trade Issues With China

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about America's trade relationship with China, and what he hopes the tariffs on Chinese goods will accomplish.

The Business Of Posting Mugshots Online And Charging People To Take Them Down

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:21pm

Many websites make a business of posting mugshots, then charging those people to take them down, but it's hard to stop. The reasons have to do with how First Amendment freedoms are protected.

The Effects U.S. Soybean Farmers Have Felt From Trade Negotiations With China

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Josh Gackle, a soybean farmer in Kulm, N.D., about how the United States' ongoing trade negotiations with China have impacted crops this year.

How The 'Golden Age' Of Corporate Musicals Used Songs To Boost Sales

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:27pm

Sheldon Harnick, John Russell and Steve Young discuss "industrial musicals," Broadway-style productions written and performed at the behest of corporations. Originally broadcast Nov. 5, 2013.

Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:12am

Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in the past month.

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Jessi Arrington: How Can Thrifting Clothes Help The Environment — And Your Style?

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 8:28am

Fast fashion is wreaking havoc on the environment. That's why Jessi Arrington makes a point of (almost) never buying anything new. She explains how she builds a sustainable wardrobe that looks great.

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