Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Taking attendance to get funding

David Brancaccio Oct 1, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Taking attendance to get funding

David Brancaccio Oct 1, 2014
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First up, federal health authorities are working to reassure the public they’re ready to contain the Ebola virus after the announcement that the first patient in the U.S. was diagnosed with Ebola—a man who traveled from Liberia to Texas. More on how prepared the U.S. is for this and other infectious diseases. Plus, students in suburban Denver were threatening to walk out of school today in an act of civil disobedience. One of the reasons: a proposal to de-emphasize civil disobedience from their history curriculum. The choice of day by the students may be strategic: Today’s the day some parts of Colorado count heads in classrooms, which will determine future school funding. And Ford Motor Company warned about its future profits yesterday, a reminder that recall problems have not just been a General Motors issue. Ford stock fell more than 2 percent. For a long time, Ford owned Jaguar of Britain, but sold it at the height of the financial crisis. Under new management, Jaguar is showing new signs of life. But until now, Jag’s been missing something. 

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