Avie Schneider

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Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The quarter-point increase in the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate was widely expected. Rates are still near historic lows, but the increase will mean higher borrowing costs for consumers.


How Russian Twitter Bots Pumped Out Fake News During The 2016 Election

Monday, April 03, 2017

Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, describes a diffuse network of Russian hackers and propagandists conducting a misinformation campaign that didn't stop with the election of President Trump.


Uber Stops Self-Driving Test In California After DMV Pulls Registrations

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Uber will have to park its self-driving cars in California for now. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said it revoked the registrations of 16 vehicles owned by the ride-hailing company.


Board Decides To Keep Lagarde As IMF Chief After Conviction

Monday, December 19, 2016

The IMF's board expressed "full confidence" in Managing Director Christine Lagarde after she was convicted of negligence for improperly overseeing a 2008 case when she was France's finance minister.


The Next iPhone Can't Do These Two Things At Once

Thursday, September 08, 2016

With Apple doing away with the ubiquitous headphone jack on its new iPhones, lots of people are puzzled about how they'll be able to charge their phones and listen to wired headphones simultaneously.


Walk This Way: Let Your Shoes Tell You Where To Go

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why stare at your smartphone screen to get directions when you can let your sneakers guide you to your destination using Bluetooth and vibrations?


Russia, France Agree To Cooperate In The Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, November 26, 2015

In the last leg of his diplomatic tour to win support for a coordinated effort against ISIS, French President Francois Hollande on Thursday secured a pledge of cooperation from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports for our Newscast unit:

"With both countries still reeling from ISIS-claimed attacks ...


#NPRreads: A Digital Dark Age And A Story That's Part Listicle, Part Longread

Friday, October 16, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you three ...


The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sometimes fast food just isn't fast enough. A new highly automated restaurant that opened in San Francisco on Monday looks to speed service through efficiency — you won't see any people taking your order or serving you at the Eatsa quinoa eatery.

It could be the latest sign that ...


The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Andy Greenberg was minding his own business, driving a Jeep Cherokee on the highway in St. Louis when the SUV's air vents suddenly started blasting cold air. Then the radio switched stations and began blaring hip-hop at full volume. Spinning the radio control knobs did nothing. Soon, the windshield wipers ...


Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The U.S. economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, but the Labor Department report for June also shows more people are leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

The economy added 223,000 jobs last month as unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008, the Labor Department ...


Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, ...


#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...


Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Updated at 2:32 p.m. ET

As 2015 began, the U.S. economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent annual pace. That's a sharp slowdown from the fourth quarter and well below the 1 percent rate economists had projected.

The deceleration — from 2.2 percent growth ...


Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thursday, November 06, 2014

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the ...


Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tim Cook is known for revealing new Apple products but the company's CEO made news this week by publicly acknowledging that he's gay. As NPR's Laura Sydell reported, Cook's decision may have a larger impact overseas than in the U.S.

And for other tech news highlights this week:



Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Friday, October 24, 2014

When Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her being free of Ebola.

Fauci said it was an honor to treat Pham ...


Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our tech coverage this week was bookended by stories about women. We started with a look back at the forgotten females who pioneered computer programming and ended with the controversy about a certain tech CEO's insensitive remarks on women asking for raises. Oh, and Hewlett-Packard called it splitsville.




Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sunday, August 24, 2014

They say clothes make the man (or woman), but do they make for better government policy?

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, which the White House describes as a "small team of America's best digital experts" that will work on making federal websites ...


Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.


Hack The Hood: Twitter this week followed Google, Facebook and Yahoo in releasing numbers on the makeup of its workforce. And like those ...