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If Congress regulates Facebook, who else gets caught up?
Apr 1, 2019

If Congress regulates Facebook, who else gets caught up?

CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out the case for regulating his own company, but regulating one tech giant will likely mean regulating others. First we do the numbers on Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company. Plus: what you need to know about a big snack food merger.

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One Texas non-profit's idea to help curb climate change

Apr 1, 2019
Landowners would pay to “store” carbon.
Texas Coastal Exchange says preserving coastal marshland could be key to battling climate change.
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The London choir singing out against Brexit

Apr 1, 2019
Raised Voices sings its opposition.
The Raised Voices political choir taking part in the anti-Brexit "People's Vote" rally in central London on March 23, 2019.
Mimisse Beard for Marketplace

Saudi oil company profits impress

Apr 1, 2019
What’s the most profitable company on earth? We’ll give you three guesses. Nope, not Apple. Google? Try again. Exxon Mobil – wrong. It’s the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. Known as Saudi Aramco, it’s the runaway leader, according to new numbers put out by the company. These number are the first since … well, […]

U.S. cuts aid to Central America over immigration; critics say that will backfire

Apr 1, 2019
In an effort to slow the flow of Central America migrants into the U.S., President Trump said he’s cutting direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The U.S. sends money to those countries to help them combat drug trafficking, gang violence and to promote economic growth. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]
Honduran migrants leave the Metropolitan Center of San Pedro Sula, 300 kms north of Tegucigalpa, to travel to the Guatemala border.

How Mark Zuckerberg wants the U.S. government to regulate Facebook

A New York Times reporter says the CEO's plan is "self-serving."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post, which details the procedures he would like the government to use as its regulation standard.
David Ramos/Getty Images

New Boeing 737 Maxes are stacking up in Washington state

Apr 1, 2019
Airlines aren't taking delivery of the grounded planes, but no orders have been formally canceled yet.
At Boeing's Renton, Washington, factory, 737 Max airplanes are still coming off assembly lines at a record rate.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Old Graffiti Bibio
The World Is Yours Will Sessions
Midas Era Lord Finesse
Mobius Streak Hiatus Kaiyote
Turnmills Maribou State

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer