Mar 24, 2017

03/24/2017: A possible end to Obama-era privacy rules

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The Senate has voted to put a stop to rules from the Obama administration that would prevent internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from selling your browsing data. We'll look at how these regulations were supposed to protect your privacy. Next, we'll talk about Wells Fargo's decision to allow customers to withdraw money from ATMs using their phones, and then explore the federal government's difficult recruiting young tech workers.

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New York plans to boost broadband infrastructure

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No ATM card? Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw using their smartphones

Mar 24, 2017
Starting next Monday, customers of Wells Fargo bank will be able to make ATM withdrawals nationwide without a card using a smartphone. The trend could spread quickly to other banks around the country as consumers grow more used to advanced banking technology. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might […]

Senate votes to end Obama-era privacy rules

Mar 24, 2017
Most congressional headlines are focused on health care this week, but another bill is on the move that could kill off internet privacy protections. The Senate voted Thursday to put a stop to Obama administration privacy rules that would prevent internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from selling consumer browsing information. The bill looks likely […]

03/24/17: The Fed's interest rate hikes have consequences for automobile purchases

Mar 24, 2017
There's been another sharp drop in the markets this week, following a delayed vote on the GOP's health care bill. FTN Financial's Chris Low joins us to explain why there's a connection between the two. Next, we'll talk about one indie music label's investment in vinyl records, and then look at the effect that interest rate hikes from the Fed will have on the automobile market.

The Senate has voted to put a stop to rules from the Obama administration that would prevent internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from selling your browsing data. We’ll look at how these regulations were supposed to protect your privacy. Next, we’ll talk about Wells Fargo’s decision to allow customers to withdraw money from ATMs using their phones, and then explore the federal government’s difficult recruiting young tech workers.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC