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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Attention Please.

About Tristan Harris's TED Talk

Designer Tristan Harris says attention is at the core of human experience. He argues that our addiction to technology has the power to threaten our very capacity to think, reason and problem solve.

About Tristan Harris

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Attention Please.

About Zeynep Tufekci's TED Talk

Why is it so easy to burn through an hour on YouTube or Facebook? Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how advertising algorithms have turned our attention into a valuable commodity.

About Zeynep Tufekci

Despite Texas’ reputation as a business-friendly state, a survey last year from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found access to capital is the number one concern for women and non-white small business owners in the state.  

Last year was the most damaging hurricane season on record, with storms Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaking hundreds of millions of dollars of destruction across the United States. The 2018 season gets underway in June, and some forecasters are predicting a normal to above-normal season. What does that mean for getting flood insurance coverage?

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(U.S. Edition) You may have noticed lots of emails from websites or apps saying they've changed their terms of service or privacy policies. They're all trying to comply with a new European law known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today. We'll look at how the law benefits consumers and what it means for companies' business models. Afterwards, we'll discuss Arizona's efforts to attract more tourists from Central Mexico. (05/25/2018)


Foreign visitors to the United States are on the decline after six straight years of growth, according to the Department of Commerce. Mexico is the U.S.'s second main source of visitors, but the number of travelers from there to the U.S. fell about 7.5 percent in September 2017, compared to the previous year. Some states are working to keep Mexican tourists coming, like Arizona. “Mexico is our number one international market. Mexican travelers spend a lot of money,” said Scott Dunn, senior director of communications for the Arizona Office of Tourism.

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police station in New York City, where the former Hollywood megaproducer has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct.

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers. He kept his gaze lowered amid a barrage of shouted questions.

A new era in online privacy begins

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What's the risk when a company is identified with its CEO?

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Tech founders and CEOs often become household names. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs are just a few examples. So is Elon Musk, who cut off an analyst for asking boring supply chain questions in a recent earnings call. This week, Musk attacked the media overall after news reports about problems with Tesla production, factory injuries and crashes related to its Autopilot technology. Some analysts said investors should be worried about Musk’s behavior and its impact on the company.

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Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.

His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through more than a dozen physical therapy sessions.

The last thing he needed was a botched bill.

His December 2015 surgery to replace the ball in his left hip joint at NYU Langone Health in New York City had been routine. One night in the hospital and no complications.

5 things you need to know about the GDPR

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If you're a person on the internet, you've probably been getting a lot of emails from companies about privacy updates, all related to a new law that just went into effect in the European Union: the General Data Protection Regulation, known as the GDPR.

Even though the GDPR is a European law, there's a big impact here in the United States. Confused? Here are five things you need to know about the GDPR, starting with the basics.