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News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump administration called five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations. Just one facility in Texas will cost taxpayers $44 million per year.

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Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 8 Women

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:59pm

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:43pm

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:18pm

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

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Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:00pm

Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as a high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.

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Journalist Explains How Panama Papers Opened Up The World's Illicit Money Networks

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 1:17pm

Reporter Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is Secrecy World.

U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:56pm

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:53pm

Ethics experts question new Trump hotels being built during his presidency. The new Trump-associated line looks to capitalize on a nearby Grammy museum — and is also running into local politics

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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:55am

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to approve the controversial pipeline — albeit not on the route preferred by TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL.

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Special Report: A Cultural Turning Point On Sexual Harassment?

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:12am

After dozens of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came out, a torrent of survivors' stories seemed to emerge — in sports, in business, in politics and in the media, including at NPR.

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Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.

As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:20am

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

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'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

A new book called The Longevity Economy argues businesses are failing to design things that older consumers want to buy because they're relying on outmoded ideas about what it means to be old.

Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

The Trump Organization is unveiling a new line of four-star hotels. The first one is due to open soon in a tiny Mississippi Delta town.

Reckoning With Sexual Harassment

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:19am

Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine talks with Scott Simon about this post-Weinstein moment, in which many of us are considering how we've been complicit in, and affected by, sexual harassment.

Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

There are significant differences between the Senate and House versions of the tax overhaul. NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both plans would offer a very large tax cut for corporations and that cut would be permanent, and what that would mean.

FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:02pm

On Thursday, The FCC rolled back rules meant to prevent single media companies from dominating the news in local markets. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Professor Lewis Friedland of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about what that could mean for cities and towns across the country.




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