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Senator To Ex-CEO: Equifax Can't Be Trusted With Americans' Personal Data

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:02pm

Republicans and Democrats alike are upset about the massive hack of Social Security numbers and other sensitive information at the consumer credit reporting company.

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At A Time We All Need Comfort, Pie Bars Serve It By The Slice

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 1:55pm

In the past year, sales of pie — and the opening of pie bars — has taken off. One possible reason? Pie brings people together, bakers say, especially in times of tragedy and political discord.

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Ben & Jerry's Signs Deal To Improve Migrant Dairy Workers' Conditions

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:15pm

Farm worker advocacy group Migrant Justice and the behemoth ice cream company have been negotiating for two years to agree on a worker-led initiative that ensures "just and dignified" practices.

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Who Will Benefit Most From GOP Tax Plan? Early Report Suggests The Wealthy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans in the White House and Congress have billed their tax proposal as a boost for the middle class. But a nonpartisan analysis finds the richest Americans would see the most immediate gains.

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19pm

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:16pm

The platforms promoted the name of a man falsely accused of being the shooter by surfacing less-credible sites. The companies say they're working on fixes, but analysts say the challenge is massive.

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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk bragged about producing more than 1,000 of its new lower-priced Model 3 cars a month, the company struggled to make 300.

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Every Yahoo Account That Existed In Mid-2013 Was Likely Hacked

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:12pm

Yahoo says the massive hack, previously said to have affected 1 billion accounts, in fact likely compromised 3 billion accounts. However, the company says corrective actions have already been taken.

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Wells Fargo, Equifax Officials Left To Answer Tough Questions From Lawmakers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

Top executives of Wells Fargo and Equifax faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill to answer questions about ongoing scandals at both companies.

Tech Companies Urge Congress To Help DREAMers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Senate committee holds a hearing on the fate of DACA recipients. Tech industry insiders say they're not optimistic the Senate will move on a bill. A business coalition pushes alternate strategies.

A 'Yellow Dog Contract' And Other Jabs During Supreme Court Opening Arguments

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:32pm

Up first for the high court's new term: a case about nonunion employees' right to take action against alleged illegality by their employer.

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Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:15pm

Facebook turned over thousands of ads it said ran from 2015 to 2017, and vowed to change its policies to make its service tougher to use again for such interference.

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Taco Bell Promises Its Fashion Line Will Be 'Hotter Than Diablo Sauce'

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:42am

The restaurant chain is collaborating on clothing with Forever 21. The Taco Bell themed clothing will include tops, bodysuits, hoodies, and sweatshirts. The clothes will be available online too.

The Rise Of The Slime Economy

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:01am

Making and playing with slime has gone from a fun activity to a moneymaking endeavor for many online. Sales of Elmer's, a key slime ingredient, jumped and stores have seen shortages of the glue.

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On NBC's Megyn Kelly, Authenticity, And The Elephant In The Room

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:08am

Kelly's first week as host of NBC's 9 a.m. Today show was rocky. The former Fox News anchor has time to steady the ship, but the transformation she's seeking to make is a big one.

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Trump's Tax Plan Has Echoes Of The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:00am

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said the 2012 tax cuts would deliver a "shot of adrenaline" to the state's economy. Instead, revenues crashed, spending cuts, borrowing and accounting tricks followed.

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Why Changing Business Taxes Is So Difficult

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:02am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the trickiness of tweaking business taxes.

The Pitfalls Of Social Media Advertising

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:02am

Many companies are investing money in social media to advertise new products. But they could be paying a hidden price for those ads.

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