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(U.S. Edition) European politicians will get to grill Facebook CEO later today about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, over a month after U.S. Congress members questioned him. We'll discuss what to expect from his upcoming testimony. Afterwards, we'll talk about why a rising share of American households seem to be having trouble paying off their credit card debt. Plus: As part of our "Divided Decade" series, which looks at the financial crisis 10 years later, we asked 2008 college grads to share lessons about the job market with class of 2018. (05/22/2018)

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The Trump administration delivered a message to Iran yesterday.

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MIKE POMPEO: Understand that your current activities will be met with steely resolve.

Will Sony’s strategy shift shine?

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Oil prices are heading back toward $80 a barrel thanks to a range of geopolitical and supply factors. In India, fuel costs are a sensitive issue. We’ll explain how the country’s oil minister is working on a way to pressure prices there. Then, Sony announced a big shift in strategy, but will it pay off? It's set to become the world's no. 1 music publisher now that it's purchased EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion. Afterward, while the economic decline in Zimbabwe has been well documented, the impact on the country’s industry hasn’t.

Why privacy settings can't keep your location secret

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Phone carriers collect a minute-by-minute record of everywhere you go. If you use GPS on your phone, that may be obvious. But carriers are also selling that information to companies that don’t do much to keep it secure. One of those companies, Securus Technologies, was hacked this month. Securus gets its information from a company called LocationSmart.

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The class of 2008 offers advice to the class of 2018

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Ten years after they graduated during the Great Recession from the University of Central Arkansas, several alumni returned to campus for a roundtable with graduates from the class of 2018. The returnees, now in their 30s, talked about making far less in their first jobs than they’d anticipated. Some moved around a lot early on in their careers – which studies suggest is a better way to boost wages – whereas others stayed put and chose to be more risk-averse during the economic downturn. The most common advice heard at the roundtable: take what you can get in your first job.

Phone carriers collect a minute-by-minute record of everywhere you go. If you use GPS on your phone, that may be obvious. But carriers are also selling that information to companies that don’t do much to keep it secure. One of those companies, Securus Technologies, was hacked this month. Securus gets its information from a company called LocationSmart. On Friday, security researcher Brian Krebs reported a bug on LocationSmart’s website that would make it possible to track any phone on the four major carriers using only a phone number.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stirring panic in immigrant communities by moving to limit who can get asylum in the United States. Perhaps no one is more alarmed than one Salvadoran woman living in the Carolinas.

She is known only by her initials in immigration court papers, so her lawyers call her Ms. A.B. She fled to the U.S. four years ago, after enduring more than a decade of domestic abuse in her home country, and requested asylum here.

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