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After Equifax Hack, Calls For Big Changes In Credit Reporting Industry

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

The largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history has lawmakers, law enforcement and identity theft victims angry. They're calling for better security and other changes in the system.

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against Trump, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents, perhaps including tax returns.

To Protect Children From Identity Theft, Parents Must Be Proactive

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017

Experts say children's personal information is especially valuable for identity thieves, but there are steps parents and legal guardians can take to mitigate the risk of identity theft.

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A Trump Golf Course Said It Gave Millions To Charity. Here's What The Numbers Say

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 12:49 p.m.

Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, fell far short of its bold claims of philanthropic giving, according to an NPR analysis. The documents are no longer posted on the club's site.


Episode 581: Free Money

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 12:33 p.m.

Bob Peterson claims to have found the thing people have sought for thousands of years — an investment guaranteed to double in value. He keeps it in a storage locker in Utah.

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Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 10:49 a.m.

While the technology is moving rapidly, insurance, regulatory, and supply challenges make it harder for patients to quickly access the latest medical advances to manage their condition.

Technology | Nation | Election | Business

'A Major Distraction': Is A Megadeal Like Amazon's HQ2 Always Worth It?

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 10:22 a.m.

Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. — but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?

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Lane County Workers Start Strike

The Register-Guard | Oct. 18, 2017 10:17 a.m.

Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, the first employee walkout at the county by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in 38 years.  

Entertainment | Business

Amazon Studios Exec Roy Price Resigns Following Harassment Allegations

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 9:38 a.m.

Price was suspended last week after producer Isa Hackett, who works on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, said he had "repeatedly and persistently" propositioned her.

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West Linn Paper Company To Close After 128 Years

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

West Linn Paper Company, the city's sole industrial business and a staple of the community for 128 years, is shutting its doors.

News | Technology | Transportation | local | Business

New Proposal Calls For Dedicated Lanes On I-5 For Self-Driving Cars

Northwest News Network | Oct. 18, 2017 8:45 a.m.

Self-driving cars would one day take over Interstate 5 to the exclusion of human drivers under a proposal aired out before Washington state transportation advisors Tuesday.

Nation | Business

Officers Fired After Forcible Removal Of United Airlines Passenger

NPR | Oct. 18, 2017 8:29 a.m.

David Dao, a 69-year-old Kentucky doctor was injured as he was dragged from a United Express flight in April. Video taken by fellow passengers went viral, sparking outrage.

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Amazon Has Brought Benefits, Disruption To Seattle

AP | Oct. 18, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Seattle

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.