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Today โ€” July 21st 2018NPR Business

Paramount President Fired Amid Allegations of Racially Charged Comments

By Cameron Jenkins
Former President of Paramount Television Amy Powell has been ousted from the company following an incident in which she allegedly made racially insensitive remarks.

Amy Powell's five-year run as head of Paramount's television division has come to a halt. She is alleged to have made insensitive remarks regarding black women.

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  • July 20th 2018 at 23:21

The Market For Air

By Stacey Vanek Smith
Katz

How something that's all around us came to be worth millions of dollars.

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  • July 20th 2018 at 22:53
Yesterday โ€” July 20th 2018NPR Business

Trump Is Ready To Go All In On Trade War With China

By Uri Berliner
A worker inspects imported cars at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on May 23.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, President Trump threatened to accelerate and expand tariffs on all goods that come from China.

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  • July 20th 2018 at 16:21

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

By Laura Ratliff
A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.

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  • July 20th 2018 at 14:02

Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On

By Stacey Vanek Smith
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Three worrying indicators to keep an eye on — less complicated than the yield curve, but something you can talk about at the water cooler.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 23:38

'Brady Bunch' House Is Ready For A New Story

By Cameron Jenkins
The house that played the home, at least from the outside, of the Brady family from the sitcom The Brady Bunch is currently for sale in the Los Angeles neighborhood Studio City.

Does this house look familiar? It appeared during the beginning and ending credits of The Brady Bunch and is now for sale.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 23:21
Before yesterdayNPR Business

How 1 Tweet From Tesla And SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Affected His Companies

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk caused an uproar last weekend when he tweeted that one of the British divers involved the Thai cave rescue was a "pedo." NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ashlee Vance, a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, about the tweet and its fallout.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:28

President Trump Criticizes Federal Reserve For Raising Interest Rates

By Jim Zarroli

President Trump broke with a longstanding tradition of presidents not commenting on monetary policy on Thursday when said he's "not thrilled" with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

How The Campaign To Ban Plastic Straws Got Its Start

By Stacey Vanek Smith

As more companies announce bans on plastic straws, NPR's Planet Money talks to one of the originators of the campaign against plastic straws to learn the strategic choices that made this campaign catch on.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

Fresh Facebook Controversy: Zuckerberg Defends Rights Of Holocaust Deniers

By Jasmine Garsd

Mark Zuckerberg is seeking to clarify remarks in which he defended the rights of Holocaust deniers to publish falsehoods on Facebook. In an interview, he attempted to explain why Facebook is reluctant to censor posts that are both untrue and offensive as long as they are not intentionally misleading.

  • July 19th 2018 at 22:22

Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

By Avie Schneider
President Trump looks on as his nominee for Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, speaks at the White House on Nov. 2. On Thursday, Trump said he is "not thrilled" about Fed interest rate hikes.

Presidents usually don't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition Thursday, saying, "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest rate increases.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 20:16

Democratic Senators Slam Trump's Pick To Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Chris Arnold
Kathy Kraninger, President Trump

Elizabeth Warren and other senators fired tough questions at Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 19:25

Zuckerberg Looks To Clear Up Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust

By Bill Chappell
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he "didn't intend to defend the intent of people" who deny the Holocaust occurred, after his remarks on fake news and hoaxes were criticized this week.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 19:24

Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid

By David Folkenflik
Comcast withdrew from the bidding for 21st Century Fox, leaving the Walt Disney Co. as the victor.

Disney is poised to take over most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. The new mega-studio is to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. A fight still looms over Sky.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 18:12

Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol

By Laura Sydell
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 18:00

Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?

By Steven Findlay
Proponents of hospital mergers say the change can help struggling nonprofit hospitals "thrive," with an infusion of cash to invest in updated technology and top clinical staff. But research shows the price of care, especially for low-income patients, usually rises when a hospital joins a for-profit corporation.

After 130 years as a nonprofit hospital with deep roots in North Carolina, Mission Health is seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 15:26

Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes First Flight

By Bill Chappell
The Airbus BelugaXL, built to transport large aircraft pieces, took off on its first flight Thursday from France

The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin." For several hours on Thursday, the whale soared over southern France.

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  • July 19th 2018 at 14:56

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

By Cameron Jenkins
An autonomous tank is demonstrated in France last month. Leading researchers in artificial intelligence are calling for laws against lethal autonomous weapons. They also pledge not to work on such weapons.

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

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  • July 18th 2018 at 23:26

Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

By Cardiff Garcia
Adam West brings out his alter ego, Batman, for the filming of a 1967 road safety ad for children.

It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.

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  • July 18th 2018 at 23:10

Google Fined $5 Billion By EU For Breaking Antitrust Rules

By Laura Sydell

The European Commission alleges that by forcing device-makers to install Google apps on Android devices it gains a significant advantage over competitors. Google plans to appeal.

  • July 18th 2018 at 22:45
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