The fiasco with United dragging a passenger off its plane illustrates the problem of enticing people to voluntarily give up their seats. We talk to game theorists about some options.
Planet Money tries to make a program that reads Donald Trump's tweets and then trades stocks. The first step is training the program to interpret the tweets using something called sentiment analysis.
The Trump administration has a rule in the works that could make big changes in Obamacare health plans and eligibility as soon as this summer. Will it stabilize the insurance marketplace, too?
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After a belated apology to an abused passenger, United has offered compensation to everyone else on the flight. CEO Oscar Munoz also promises a review of company policy on removing ticketed customers.
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One man figured out how to reproduce the magic of an Irish pub, and ship it in a container to anywhere in the world.
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Arturo Di Modica is not happy that the Fearless Girl now staring down his Charging Bull has effectively turned it into a villain. He and his lawyer are now asking that the new statue be removed.
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The Mail will pay a reported $2.9 million, far less than the $150 million the first lady had sought. The lawsuits concerned an article that made false claims about her time as a model.
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Social media took a lot of blame for intensifying polarization and partisan acrimony during the presidential campaign. Now some startups and researchers are trying to burst ideological filter bubbles.
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The rise of organic produce has sparked a new interest in using biopesticides like fungi to kill insects, instead of traditional synthetic ones. But they are still just a tiny segment of the market.
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Private companies touting their wares at an annual border security conference in Texas are more upbeat than usual. Some say they can't remember when border security has ever gotten so much attention.
Companies touting their wares at an annual border security conference in Texas are more upbeat than usual. The expo features cameras mounted on telescoping poles, spotlight weapons and lots of drones.
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Big investment firms on Wall Street are replacing human stock pickers with computer programs. That has created a big demand for data to feed into the computer programs.
A new ride-hailing service in Boston called Safr is aimed at getting female customers and employing female drivers. Some women drivers and passengers felt unsafe using other ride-hailing apps.
Lawyers for the magazine have reached a confidential settlement with Nicole Eramo over a story about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia, according to The Washington Post.
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Bears have a taste for honey but are really after the bee "brood": eggs, larvae, and pupae — a source of protein and fat. Bee experts note that after a bear attack, a colony is unlikely to survive.
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After a man was dragged down the aisle of a United Express flight, the airline initially blamed the man for refusing to leave the flight. Now the CEO has issued a fuller apology for the incident.
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While Trump Model Management "enjoyed many years of success," the Trump Organization said in a statement that it was choosing to focus on its core businesses of real estate, golf and hospitality.
The Trump Organization is shutting down its New York-based modeling agency. The agency became the target of a boycott by some fashion industry directors, make-up artists and stylists.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to George Hobica, editor-in-chief and founder of airfarewatchdog.com, about what rights passengers have on airlines and how airlines are responding to the United incident.
United Airlines is still dealing with a public relations disaster after video went viral of a passenger being dragged off a flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.