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The immediate economic future looks bright, barring a few bumps down the road

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 20, 2018
The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, which was up 0.3 percent in March, indicates the economy looks pretty good heading into summer and fall. The index crunches forward-looking measures like building permits, factory orders and unemployment claims to predict where…

A rise in foreign industrial trawlers off the coast of Senegal is causing local fishermen to lose their livelihoods

by Lucia Benavides Apr 19, 2018
West Africa loses $1.3 billion a year as a result of illegal fishing from foreign trawlers. Senegal, the country hardest hit, loses $300 million a year, or 2 percent of its GDP.
A beach in Dakar is full of unused pirogues, or wooden fishing boats. Senegal loses an estimated $300 million a year as a result of competition from foreign industrial trawlers that fish off its coast.
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What happens when you download your Facebook data

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 16, 2018
You might be unpleasantly surprised by how much information you find.
Facebook's corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
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Farmers are "excited" by the prospect re-entering the TPP

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 13, 2018
Keith Alverson says farmers like him are after the 95 precent of consumers outside the U.S.
The photographer holds an ear of corn he found on the ground next to a corn field during harvest on September 13, 2012 near Teltow, Germany. 
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The Data Economy: Policy (or lack thereof)

by Molly Wood 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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U.S. limits on Chinese investment could have big effect

by , and Mar 22, 2018
The White House announced today a series of actions aimed at countering what it calls unfair Chinese trade practices. We got tariffs on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods each year, and we got litigation, with the U.S planning to…

Facebook and other tech stocks plunge as U.S. indexes skid

by Associated Press Mar 19, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – A sharp loss for Facebook is dragging technology companies lower Monday as U.S. stock indexes skid. The social media company is facing new criticism related to privacy issues following reports that a data mining firm working…
A employee eats lunch in the canteen at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, at Rathbone Place in central London on Dec. 4, 2017. 
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Violent video games have come under scrutiny... again

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Mar 19, 2018
The game industry is reacting after scrutiny from the White House.
An Xbox One controller is used at the Microsoft Xbox booth during the Electronics Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Holmes surrenders Theranos, pays $500K after "massive fraud"

by Associated Press 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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The three richest American musicians are all rappers

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Mar 6, 2018
Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z built multimillion dollar empires around their music careers.
Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z (L-R) used to compete in the rap wars of the '90s. Now, their companies are rivals.
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