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ITT Tech, Corinthian accreditor loses authority

Sep 26, 2016
Kim Adams

The U.S. Department of Education has stopped recognizing the largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, citing numerous regulatory violations. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools had given its stamp of approval to now-discredited schools such as ITT Tech and Corinthian College, among others.

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On today's show, we'll talk about how the media plan to cash in on the first 2016 presidential debate, which is expected to attract up to 100 million viewers; look at reports that show German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out a government bailout for Deutsche Bank; and interview Jose Quinonez, a winner of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" for financial innovation. 

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Sep 26, 2016
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On today's show, we'll talk about the first 2016 presidential debate and news that questions gathered from Facebook will be allowed at the event; reports that Apple might be working on a smart-home device similar to Amazon Echo; and the possibility that BlackBerry might be getting out of the phone business. 

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The founder of Rolling Stone is selling a minority share of the fabled magazine to a Singapore-based social media entrepreneur, the first time an outside investor has been allowed to buy into the property.

Several media reports say Jann Wenner has decided to sell 49 percent of the magazine, as well as its digital assets, to BandLab Technologies, a social-networking site for musicians and fans.

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