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U.K. Lawmakers Pave The Way For May To Commence Brexit

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:03pm

By a large majority Wednesday, the British House of Commons gave Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to begin talks to leave the EU. It's not the last vote, but it may be the most important.

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Facebook Helps Regular People Make Money In The Internet Economy

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:01pm

The technology sector is being criticized for killing jobs by having robots and algorithms replace human labor. Facebook developed a way to help regular people make money in the Internet economy.

Trump Gets His Man At The State Department

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:22pm

Rex Tillerson, the former oil company CEO, will now head America's foreign policy, as skeptical diplomats wait for what's next.

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Senate Republicans Defy Democrats' Boycott To Advance Trump Nominees

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 9:42am

Republicans suspended committee rules this morning to advance the nominations for Health and Human Services and Treasury. Democrats staged another boycott over Trump's pick for the EPA.

Despite Turmoil, Latinos In California Are Prospering

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 9:36am

California has the country's largest Latino population. And they are tied to the state's economic prosperity. A new study analyzes how they're doing.

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VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 6:23am

The plan would cover nearly 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that contain what U.S. regulators have called a cheating mechanism.

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After Immigration Order, Airlines Scramble To Reroute Some Crew From The U.S.

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Airlines employ people from all over the world, including staff from countries barred by Trump's immigration order. Now they're hurrying to reroute any crew members who could be affected.

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Even Without A Headphone Jack, iPhone 7 Boosts Apple's Sales

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:59am

The iPhone is coming through for Apple following a year of slow sales. It looks like the iPhone 7 is a hit — despite some initial anger over its lack of a headphone jack.

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Administration Orders Easement For Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:54pm

Members of the North Dakota congressional delegation say the acting secretary of the army has ordered the Corps of Engineers to proceed with an easement needed to complete the pipeline.

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Searching For 'Facebook Customer Service' Can Lead To A Scam

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 7:34pm

Say you got kicked off Facebook and need to get back on — to talk to friends or run your small business. A Google search for "Facebook Customer Service" can lead to a surprise. A bad one.

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Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His 'America First' Agenda

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:45pm

Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.

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Senate Democrats Block Committee Votes On 2 Trump Nominees

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:54am

Democrats boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday morning, preventing the panel from voting on nominees to lead the departments of the Treasury and health and human services.

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White House Says Obama's Order On LGBTQ Rights Will Stay In Effect

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:01am

President Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House says.

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Volkswagen Overtakes Toyota As World's Largest Automaker

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Toyota had held the top spot since 2012. Strong demand for VW vehicles in China was more than enough to overcome the PR fallout from VW's emissions cheating scandal.

U.S. Businesses Rebuke Trump Over Immigration Ban

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

U.S. employers are reacting to Friday's temporary ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries. Many are drastically curtailing business travel by some of their workers.

Sales Of Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:00am

Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:55am

People continue to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage, even as huge questions loom about where millions of people will find health care in a year.

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Is Today's Google Doodle A Poke At The Trump Administration?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:16pm

Fred Korematsu fought the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Today he would be 98. But Google's choice to make him the Doodle focus doesn't seem like a total coincidence.

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Labor Unions Appear Set For More State-Level Defeats In 2017

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:12pm

Kentucky has already enacted a bill that would prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union. Lawmakers in Missouri and New Hampshire are debating similar bills.

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Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:17pm

How can you stay digitally connected without feeling intruded upon? WNYC's five-day plan hopes to take the mystery out of digital privacy and improve lives both online and off.

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