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Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.

NBC Investigation Finds Employees Did Not Feel Comfortable Registering Complaints

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

NBC Universal released report critical of climate at NBC News in wake of the Matt Lauer scandal, saying employees did not feel comfortable registering formal complaints. It also said current news leadership did not have knowledge of allegations.

Google's New Voice Bot Sounds, Um, Maybe Too Real

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:31pm

The company touts AI that peppers its conversation with "uh" and "hmm" to imitate the tics of human speech. Many observers took issue with how the bot apparently tricked a human on the phone.

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Indicator and Beyond

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:10pm

It's the 100th Indicator! To celebrate, we look to the future... and to alternate futures. The Indicator takes a break from economics to tackle infinity.

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NBC Investigation Finds Matt Lauer's Accusers Credible, Executives Unaware

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:05pm

Lawyers for NBC Universal investigated allegations of inappropriate behavior by the former Today host. They found the allegations were credible, but were never reported to managers or to HR.

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House Rolls Back Guidance On Auto Lending

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

NPR's David Greene speaks to Rep. Jeb Hensarling and the Center for Responsible Lending's Debbie Goldstein about the vote to repeal CFPB guidance meant to protect car buyers from discriminatory loans.

In The Coal Counties Of Central Appalachia, Will Trump's Promises Come True?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:00am

Donald Trump promised coal miners: "You're going to be working your asses off!" NPR spent more than a year in the coal counties of central Appalachia and found hope, cynicism and some surprises.

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Oil Prices Rise After Trump's Iran Speech, But Supply And Demand Also Fueling Increase

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump's announcement that he would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is just one reason drivers will pay more for gasoline this summer.

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Congress Rolls Back Anti-Discrimination Auto Loan Rule

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:26pm

The House voted Tuesday to roll back CFPB guidance issued in 2013, which was intended to limit discrimination in the car loan industry. The vote could lead to further repeals of federal regulations.

The Weinstein Co. Gets Court OK To Sell Itself To Lantern Capital Partners

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:47pm

The bankruptcy judge approved a $310 million deal that doesn't promise a fund to compensate alleged sexual abuse victims of company co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Administration Rejects Proposal For Lifetime Medicaid Cap

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:58pm

The Trump administration laid out limits on how much flexibility it would allow states in running Medicaid. Work requirements are in and lifetime caps are out.

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Crude Oil Prices Could Increase As U.S. Leaves Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:30pm

Crude oil prices have been rising for months and could climb higher now that the United States is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

The Good, The Bad and The Tax Cuts

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:24pm

The corporate tax cut passed in December was supposed to compel businesses to boost investment. Is it working, or are companies just passing the savings on to their owners?

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Carson And HUD Are Sued Over Delaying Anti-Segregation Rule

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:06pm

The suit, which also names HUD Secretary Ben Carson, was filed Tuesday morning, citing the agency's postponement of a rule that targeted segregation.

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How Prized Bull Semen And DNA Testing Are Reshaping America's Beef Herd

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:15am

Cattle ranchers know that making the best steak starts with the genetic makeup of the herd. Now those genetics have taken a historic leap thanks to new, predictive DNA technology.

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Likely 2020 Democratic Candidates Want To Guarantee A Job To Every American

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:00am

Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and others back "job guarantee" programs, to assure jobs for all who want them. It's another sign of top Democrats embracing further left positions.

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Bank Of America Loan Calls Into Question Its Recent Weapons Pledge

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

Bank of America has pledged to stop making loans to the manufacturers of "military-style" weapons, but it is also one of the banks providing financing to help Remington Outdoor emerge from bankruptcy.

Can A New Business Model Save Small-Town Papers?

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

GateHouse Media is thriving in the beleaguered newspaper industry. Critics say GateHouse makes money by decimating news operations. The company says it's saving newspapers with efficiencies of scale.

Strike By University Of California Workers Disrupts Medical Appointments

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

It's day two of a three-day strike for service workers in the University of California system. At UC San Francisco, the strike means rescheduling more than 12,000 medical appointments.

Reports: Intel Firm Was Hired To Discredit Former Obama Iran Deal Negotiators

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:07pm

Obama foreign policy adviser Colin Kahl was reportedly targeted by the Israeli company Black Cube: "It's especially awful that they not only went after me, but that they went after my family."

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