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Follow news about Facebook and its IPO in this special collection of stories.

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What happens next with UAW contract?

10/2/2015
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Well, as you may know by now, the United Auto Workers union did an absolutely superb job negotiating a new contact with FCA, Fiat Chrysler. Jack Lessenberry talks about how UAW workers voted the new contract down by more than a two to one margin. Everybody in the industry was impressed by the result, with one exception, the workers themselves, who voted the contract down by more than a two to one margin. What happens next is not clear. Analysts are saying the union could stage a partial or...

Duration: 00:03:06


A Fake Letter About Fake Deer In Wisconsin

10/1/2015
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A letter from Wisconsin officials called on state residents to take down deer lawn ornaments because they were being tallied in the deer count. The letter was fake, but it did light up Facebook.

Duration: 00:00:29


When Facebook Crashes, The Police Get Called

10/1/2015
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In both Britain and the U.S., police say they get calls from the public when Facebook goes down.

Duration: 00:00:28


Hang Up: The Nobody Goes There Anymore It's Too Crowded Edition

9/29/2015
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Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and guest panelist Scott Raab are joined by Max Linsky to talk about the Cleveland Browns podcast Brownscast. They also discuss ESPN's embrace of gambling and mark the passing of baseball and linguistic legend Yogi Berra. Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek pulls in ticket options from hundreds of online ticket sellers to create a one-stop shop for tickets for sporting events, music concerts, and more. Use the promo code HANGUP in the SeatGeek...

Duration: 01:06:48


India's Leader Tours Silicon Valley, Swaps Stories With Facebook's Zuckerburg

9/28/2015
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Facebook on Sunday, where he and Mark Zuckerberg shared some personal stories.

Duration: 00:01:58


Pope Francis, Changing (A Few) Minds On Social Media

9/26/2015
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We read from comments from Facebook and Twitter as to whether what the Pope has had to say this week has changed minds in America.

Duration: 00:00:58


Indian Prime Minister Takes California, Courted By Tech Industry Titans

9/26/2015
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Narendra Modi, India's social media-savvy prime minister, is sweeping into Silicon Valley for a whirlwind of events, engaging titans of American tech industry including Facebook, Google and Tesla.

Duration: 00:03:27


Gabfest Extra: House Speaker John Boehner Will Resign

9/26/2015
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Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss the surprise resignation announcement of House Speaker John Boehner. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus. Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

Duration: 00:18:41


Political: The "Carly, Scotty, Franny" Edition

9/25/2015
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the rapid fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the quick rise of Carly Fiorina, and the crossover appeal of Pope Francis.The Slate Political Gabfest is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron sends gourmet recipes, and all the fresh ingredients you need to make them, right to your door. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned—and come with an easy to follow recipe card—so you can create a delicious meal in 35 minutes or less. Visit...

Duration: 00:51:55


Cops RSVP To Teen Partiers: 'We'll Bring Chips ... And Charges'

9/23/2015
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan got wind of a party and used Facebook to RSVP: " ... will bring chips and salsa and ... charges" against any young teens who choose to drink or litter.

Duration: 00:00:28


Hang Up: The Total Victory Edition

9/22/2015
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Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal to discuss baseball's great rookie class. They also discuss the rise of IMG Academy's high school football program and assess the popularity of American Ninja Warrior. Hang Up and Listen is brought to you by Draft Kings. One-week fantasy football at Draft Kings means every moment could take you closer to a life-changing payday. Play when you want and pick a new team every time! Use the code HANGUP to play...

Duration: 01:07:15


Assessing The $100 Million Upheaval Of Newark's Public Schools

9/22/2015
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In 2010, Mayor Cory Booker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg devised a plan to improve Newark's failing schools. Dale Russakoff recounts their efforts in The Prize.

Duration: 00:29:07


Lexicon: An Ambitious Enterprise, Quixotic and Unavailing

9/21/2015
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Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer. Lexicon Valley is sponsored by OPEN ACCOUNT, a podcast series created by SuChin Pak and Umpqua Bank. OPEN ACCOUNT explores, through honest and sometimes comical interviews, our uncomfortable silence around money. OPEN ACCOUNT is available now on iTunes. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/podcastsplus....

Duration: 00:30:33


Prediction

9/19/2015
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Our panelists predict what will be the first Facebook post to be officially "disliked."

Duration: 00:02:37


09/18/2015 Marketplace Weekend - Figuring It Out

9/19/2015
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This weekend, we look at people trying to figure it out in the economy:from Congress to robots to tricking yourself into saving. Check us out on Twitter@MarketplaceWknd, or on Facebook at Marketplace Business News.

Duration: 00:49:20


Smartphone user? The 2016 candidates are watching you

9/19/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: As you heard, presidential campaigns are ramping up their rhetoric along with ads and events. But one of the most intense fights under way is happening off camera. Our political director, Lisa Desjardins, reports on the 2016 battle taking place on our computers and phones. LISA DESJARDINS: With all the gentility of a marching band, the presidential campaign is under way and booming. But like much of America, you may think the 2016...

Duration: 00:05:16


Sudanese American parents look at Ahmed Mohamed and think of their own kids

9/19/2015
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Motasim Elhassan is a Sudanese American semiconductor engineer in Sacramento. Elhassan says he criedwhen he first heard the news about the Sudanese American teenager in Texas,Ahmed Mohamed,who was detained for bringing a digital clock he made to school. “I was surprised it hit me that hard actually." Elhassan says it’s probably because his 20-month-old son is also named Ahmed. He’s also a Sudanese Muslim boy in America, and already loves electronics like daddy. And Ahmed Mohamed’s story of...

Duration: 00:04:08


What Can Companies Predict From Your Digital Trail?

9/18/2015
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Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? You might be sharing more information than you realize, says computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck.

Duration: 00:09:09


Political: The Live from San Francisco Edition

9/18/2015
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz analyze the second Republican presidential debate and discuss the possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood. They also talk to author and podcaster Merlin Mann about time, attention, and productivity. The Political Gabfest is brought to you by Goldman Sachs. Get information about developments currently shaping markets, industries, and the global economy on the firm’s podcast—Exchanges at Goldman Sachs—available on iTunes. And by...

Duration: 01:33:10


Muslim teen builds a clock, gets arrested, receives invitation to the White House

9/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who was suspended from an Irving, Texas, school after officials mistook his school project for a bomb, spent another day out of school today. Mohammeds arrest hed brought a homemade clock to school stirred a global social media frenzy. Haris back with that. HARI SREENIVASAN: The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed went viral for a third straight day on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere. President Obama jumped in yesterday, too,...

Duration: 00:05:45

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