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On today's show, we'll talk about Hillary Clinton's plans for an inheritance tax; how Yahoo's massive data breach will affect Verizon's plans to purchase the company for $5 billion; and why one listener, as part of our "Secretary of the Future" series, thinks we should keep an eye on autonomous cars.  

North Korea has 28 websites

Sep 22, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

We've been talking today about the big Yahoo hack affecting a half-billion users.

A hack like this would never happen in North Korea — besides the whole "totalitarian state" thing, we learned this week that the country effectively has 28 websites. For perspective, there are 140 million .com and .net sites.

Charlotte's economy is strong but inequality remains

Sep 22, 2016
Marketplace

Charlotte, N.C. is recovering from a second night of protests over the police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott, an African-American man  on Tuesday. Tear gas was used, businesses were damaged and Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state of emergency.

During Wednesday night’s protests, Aria Tuscan Grill evacuated all 40 of its guests.

“Because our ventilation started pumping the tear gas into the restaurant,” said Andrew Shook,  the restaurant's assistant general manager.

Lorne Matalon

The Colombian state and the guerrilla movement known as FARC, the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,  are scheduled to sign a peace accord Monday (September 26).   

Yahoo confirms hack of 500 million user accounts

Sep 22, 2016
Marketplace staff

Yahoo confirmed today that the information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen by a “state-sponsored actor” in late 2014.

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