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The Data Economy: Policy (or lack thereof)

Apr 12, 2018
The U.S. has few policies around privacy and data. That's great, until it's bad.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.
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Holmes surrenders Theranos, pays $500K after "massive fraud"

Mar 14, 2018
The settlement comes two years after the SEC began looking into claims at Theranos that it had developed potentially revolutionary blood-testing technology.
Elizabeth Holmes (L), founder and CEO of Theranos being interviewed by Matthew Herper, a senior editor for Forbes Media, at Forbes Under 30 Summit on Oct. 5, 2015.
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Apple offers first iPhone near the $1,000 mark

Sep 12, 2017
Apple unveils three phones, pitching the priciest, at about $1,000, to the faithful. The price might be high, but according to analysts, the Apple faithful will buy.    Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

"Star Wars" movie directors are more brand shepherds than auteurs

Sep 6, 2017
Directors need to be creative but also be able to make a movie in the style that is already established.
(L-R) Actors Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Director Rian Johnson, actors Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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The Kushner Cos.’ big problem in Manhattan

Aug 31, 2017
Jared Kushner, son-in-law of the president of the United States and a senior adviser to him, has a problem. It sits on Fifth Avenue smack in the middle of Manhattan, and on it hangs the fortunes of Kushner family business — and some questions about how Kushner is getting the money to pay the mortgage. David […]

Charities are canceling their big events at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

Aug 21, 2017
What does this means for Trump's businesses?
President Donald Trump walks down the stairs after arriving on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend part of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 17, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Ahead of the controversial election, the scene in Venezuela is chaotic

There’s an election in Venezuela this Sunday that’s bringing the years of political and economic crisis to a head. Venezuela has suffered through general strikes and economic downturn, with skyrocketing inflation rates. And more than 100 people have been killed in violence related to political protests since April. Now President Nicolas Maduro wants to elect a new national […]

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First the handbag, now shoes to match: Michael Kors buys upscale shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion

Jul 25, 2017
Jimmy Choo has been among the biggest names in high-end shoes for decades, but the company put itself up for sale in April. Today, fashion house Michael Kors announced it’ll buy the British footwear brand for $1.2 billion. Kors has been struggling recently and announced in May it’s closing more than 100 stores. Can this […]

What does the uncertainty around health care mean for insurers?

Jul 21, 2017
How insurance companies feel about the market has a big impact on consumers.
The Biden administration is offering free coverage until New Year's to people who have received jobless benefits in 2021.
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It's Facebook and Google versus the newspaper industry

Jul 10, 2017
An alliance of news outlets wants special permission to bargain collectively when dealing with Facebook and Google.
"Some of these business problems are of the businesses own making," says Marketplace senior tech correspondent Molly Wood. "And ganging up to negotiate better with Google and Facebook doesn't really help those fundamentals."
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