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It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:24pm

When a Chinese wind turbine maker stole vital trade secrets from American Superconductor, the damage was enormous. The theft cost the firm hundreds of millions of dollars and resulted in mass layoffs.

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Mind The Pay Gap

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:07pm

Why do men still make 20 percent more than women in the U.S.?

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Report: Facebook Suspends Another Data Analytics Firm As Scandal Widens

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:38pm

As the company prepares to notify 87 million users whose data was misused by Cambridge Analytica, CNBC reports that Facebook is suspending Cubeyou over similar allegations.

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'Denver Post' Calls Out Its 'Vulture' Hedge Fund Owners In Searing Editorial

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:02pm

"If Alden isn't willing to do good journalism here, it should sell The Post to owners who will," the newspaper's editorial board wrote, as 25 staffers are laid off from the newsroom.

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Sen. Blumenthal On Syria Chemical Attack, Zuckerberg's Testimony

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 6:20am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal about how the U.S. should respond to the apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria, and Facebook's CEO appearing before Congress this week.

Annual Rating Shows Airlines Improve Performance In 3 Of 4 Categories

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:06am

An airline quality report card out Monday shows that airlines are improving in some service areas, but that doesn't mean passengers find flying commercially any more enjoyable.

Tariff Battle Heats Up Between China And The U.S.

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to William Zarit, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Beijing about the escalating tariffs to find out how things are playing out in China.

Lobbyists, Campaign Cash And Think Tanks: How Silicon Valley Tackled Politics

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:00am

Facebook didn't open an office in Washington, DC until it was five years old and already worth billions. Last year, the company spent $12 million lobbying lawmakers and the federal government.

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As Views Of Tech Turn Negative, Remorse Comes To Silicon Valley

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:54am

News about smartphone addiction, false stories and election interference have some tech executives regretful about what they've created. Some in the industry are turning to fixing the problems.

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A Career Trucker Helps To Steer The Path For Self-Driving Trucks

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 4:53pm

Jeff Runions has spent almost four decades in the trucking industry. Now, he's helping drive the industry's shift toward automation, as a test driver for a self-driving trucking company.

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Fox News Is President Trump's Favorite TV Channel

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

President Trump promotes Fox News on Twitter and seems to take policy cues from the shows. Fox News has massive influence on the president.

Why Future Trade Between The U.S. And China Is Uncertain

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

President Trump announced tariffs on Chinese goods and accused China of stealing American intellectual property. China retaliated. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Jim Phillips, CEO of NanoMech.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Readies To Testify On Capitol Hill

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 6:15am

Zuckerberg will testify in Congress about the shockingly vast access that political operatives had to data of its users. The news broke during another crisis, Facebook's role in the 2016 election.

Rep. Ro Khanna On Silicon Valley And Facebook

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg heads to Congress next week. NPR's Scott Detrow talks to Rep. Ro Khanna, Democrat of California, who represents Silicon Valley.

The Ethics Of Tech

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with former Google engineer Yonatan Zunger. He argues the tech industry should operate with a "higher standard for care."

China And Intellectual Property

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks about intellectual property theft and tariffs with Dan Eberhart, CEO of Canary, an oilfield services company. It manufactures precision valves in the U.S. and China.

When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:11am

On a growing number of dairy farms, cows, not people, decide when they need to be milked. Robots can do the job day or night. For some farm families, the robots free them from rigid milking schedules.

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What It Takes For An American To Do Business In China

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:44pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Claire Reade from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the newest round of proposed tariffs mean for U.S.-China trade relations going forward.

What To Make Of The Numbers From The March Jobs Report

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:44pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Cardiff Garcia, co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, about Friday's jobs report. In it, the Labor Department cited a 4.1 percent unemployment rate.

Where The Jobs Are

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:02pm

Chinese tariffs could threaten more than 1.8 million American jobs.

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