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Today โ€” March 23rd 2019NPR Business

Too Much Video Streaming To Choose From? It's Only Going To Get Worse

By Laura Sydell
The Handmaid

It can be frustrating when viewers try to figure out which service has what they want to watch — Netflix, Prime, Hulu? It's about to get worse as more streaming services launch this year.

(Image credit: George Kraychyk/Hulu)

  • March 23rd 2019 at 15:00

Boeing Faces New Regulatory Scrutiny

By Scott Horsley

Boeing has long enjoyed great political influence in Washington. But the company is facing heightened scrutiny after a pair of deadly crashes involving its new 737 Max aircraft.

  • March 23rd 2019 at 13:15

The Ongoing Investigations Facing Trump

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the podcast Trump, Inc., from WNYC and ProPublica, about the legal threats facing President Trump beyond the Mueller investigation.

  • March 23rd 2019 at 13:15

Stock Indexes Drop As Bond Market Flashes Recession Warning

By Scott Horsley
Major U.S. stock indexes fell Friday as short-term Treasury yields exceeded those on long-term bonds, in what some analysts consider a sign that a recession may be coming.

The bond market flashed an ominous warning Friday, as the yield on long-term government debt dipped below that of short-term bills. That unusual situation often signals a recession on the horizon.

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  • March 23rd 2019 at 02:48

Leading Anti-Terror Technologist Says Suspend Facebook Live Following Mosque Shootings

By Aarti Shahani

A creator of anti-terror software says the re-uploading of the New Zealand mosque shootings video on Facebook is "absolutely inexcusable" because "we have the technology to stop it."

  • March 22nd 2019 at 21:18
Yesterday โ€” March 22nd 2019NPR Business

The Evolution Of Boeing's 737 Jetliner

By Mary Louise Kelly

Boeing's 737 Max jets remain grounded following two deadly crashes. It's a crucial moment for the world's bestselling jetliner, which was first introduced in 1967.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 22:29

We Want To Hear From You About Facebook Live

By Aarti Shahani
NPR wants to hear your thoughts on Facebook livestreaming.

Facebook Live has played a key role in the spread of violent images on social media. What do you think Facebook should do with this feature?

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 22:16

Are Neighbors Overrated? (And Other Questions)

By Stacey Vanek Smith
Overrated/Underrated

The latest edition of "Overrated, Underrated" with economist Tyler Cowen.

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 20:21

Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

By Jasmine Garsd
LGBTQ, immigrant rights and criminal justice reform groups, launched a coalition, Decrim NY, in February to decriminalize the sex trade in New York.

Opponents of decriminalization say the multi-billion-dollar industry exploits sex workers. But activists and academics say legalization would protect workers and benefit public health.

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 19:43

Trump To Nominate Stephen Moore To The Fed. Both Say It Raised Rates Too Much

By Jim Zarroli
Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the Federal Reserve.

Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the central bank. "The Fed is sucking the oxygen out of the economy," Moore has said.

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 19:30

Investigators Probe Software's Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes

By Martin Kaste

The probe of two Boeing plane crashes is focused, for the moment, on software. We examine how software has become a common fix for problems with hardware across industries, and how it can go too far.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 12:22

Stolen Gasoline Is Smuggled All Over The World, U.N. Says

By Sarah Gonzalez

Mexico's president is taking steps to stop cartels from stealing gas, but it is unlikely to make a difference. The U.N. says gas is smuggled in Coke bottles and by unmanned donkeys and pirate ships.

  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:05

It Will Take More Than Transparency To Reduce Drug Prices, Economists Say

By Alison Kodjak
One of the Trump administration

The Trump administration wants to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. But health economists say the administration's call to tie prices to what other nations pay might work better.

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 10:00

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text

By Sasha Ingber
Facebook said it found millions of user passwords stored in plain, readable text in its internal data storage systems.

The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.

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  • March 22nd 2019 at 04:44
Before yesterdayNPR Business

Lyft Going Public: The Dual-Class Share Dilemma

By Stacey Vanek Smith
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All shares of stock are not created equal. Stock can come in different classes now: Class A, Class B. Some of this stock comes with superpowers... and some of it comes with almost no power at all.

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  • March 21st 2019 at 21:46

Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

By David Folkenflik
Joseph Azam says he left his senior post at News Corp. in late 2017 over the coverage of Muslims, immigrants and race by Fox News and other Murdoch news outlets.

A former top executive for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. tells NPR he left his job because of relentlessly harsh depictions of Muslims and immigrants in Murdoch's media properties, especially Fox News.

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  • March 21st 2019 at 21:15

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated Over Ties To Boeing

By Mark Katkov
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan listens as President Trump speaks during a signing event for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office last month.

Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.

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  • March 21st 2019 at 16:07

Plane Safety Is A Shared Responsibility, Former FAA Administrator Says

As the Federal Aviation Administration comes under increasing criticism for its relationship with Boeing, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Huerta, the last permanent FAA administrator.

  • March 21st 2019 at 12:28

Meet Q, The Gender-Neutral Voice Assistant

By Dalia Mortada

Most digital personal assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa have the option to sound either male or female. The team behind Q aims to break through gender binary.

  • March 21st 2019 at 10:16

Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its Reputation

By Camila Domonoske
Boeing 737 Max jets are grounded at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on March 14.

Two high-profile plane crashes. The grounding of its bestselling jetliner. How did Boeing get here, and how can it recover from this crisis of confidence?

(Image credit: Matt York/AP)

  • March 20th 2019 at 22:33
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