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Retailers To Online Shoppers: Be Patient With Delivery, Get Perks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:34:26 -0500

In reaction to a recent decision by UPS to add a peak holiday delivery surcharge, some retailers are adding rewards and discounts for customers who choose "no hurry" slower delivery options.

Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:54:00 -0500

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

Companies Are Trying To Get Shoppers Back In The Stores With Doorbusters

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:00 -0500

Stores are bringing back doorbuster deals that are available in-store only — a gambit to get more people physically shopping on the Thanksgiving weekend. One of the best discounts this year is 4K televisions.

What The End To Net Neutrality Means For Internet Streaming

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu talks to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about what the FCC decision to end so-called net neutrality means and what it will mean to consumers of internet streaming.

FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:10:00 -0500

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

Working In A World After Weinstein

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:06:30 -0500

What will it take to convince people with power and influence to make a permanent change?

Don't Compromise Your Personal Information This Holiday Shopping Season

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:01:45 -0500

Consumers say they're worried about identity theft this holiday season, but they say these concerns won't affect how they shop. Here are steps you can take to protect your data online and in stores.

FCC Chairman Defends Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:17:00 -0500

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who has proposed repealing the commission's strict regulations on Internet service providers from 2015.

'Job-Sharing' In Germany

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:14 -0500

Berlin-based startup Tandemploy aims to promote "job-sharing" as an employment model in Germany. The company uses technology to match part-time job-seekers to apply to share one full-time position.

News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:14 -0500

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

Tax Cuts And The Deficit

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

Critics of the tax cuts now being debated in Congress say they would cause the budget deficit to soar. But Republicans often have claimed that tax cuts lead to more growth and pay for themselves.

Uber Paid Off Hackers In Cover-Up

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

Uber has revealed its database was hacked over a year ago and that confidential data on 57 million customers and drivers was compromised.

Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:41:00 -0500

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover-up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:46:00 -0500

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:29:00 -0500

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.