Jan 2, 2017

01/02/17: The cost of progress

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New York's long-awaited subway line is now officially open. But faster commutes may mean rising rents. How much extra could renters end up paying?  Also in transportation news: Kathryn Marinello takes the wheel at Hertz tomorrow. We'll talk about what the management shift indicates about changes happening in the car-rental industry. Plus, a look at one hospital network's app that helps physicians prescribe other apps. 

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New York subway line brings excitement and rent worries

Jan 2, 2017
Manhattan’s Second Avenue finally gets its subway.
Commuters exit the uptown Q train at the 86th St. station on the newly opened Second Avenue subway line on Sunday in New York City.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Kathryn Marinello takes the wheel at Hertz

Jan 2, 2017
There have been a lot of management changes happening at car-rental companies.
A Hertz car-rental agency in Manhattan.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Canadian greenhouse industry seeks methods to reduce pollution into Lake Erie

Jan 2, 2017
Many Canadian greenhouse growers are switching to water recycling.
After greenhouse tomatoes are picked and loaded into boxes, they're delivered to packing stations using robotic trolleys.
Karen Schaefer

A health care app that'll prescribe you other apps

Jan 2, 2017
"Prescription Universe" evaluates and ranks apps it considers the safest and most valuable.
The app "Prescription Universe" helps physicians prescribe medical apps.
Mount Sinai Health System/YouTube

01/02/17: New year, new financial obstacles

Jan 2, 2017
In China, there's been quite the buying spree in U.S. assets. But the new year will bring some new obstacles for investors. And as tax filing season kicks into gear later this month, low-income filers could face some refunding obstacles. Those who qualify for certain tax credits may have to wait longer than usual for the money. Plus: a look at how the Canadian greenhouse industry is trying to keep Lake Erie pollution-free.

New York’s long-awaited subway line is now officially open. But faster commutes may mean rising rents. How much extra could renters end up paying?  Also in transportation news: Kathryn Marinello takes the wheel at Hertz tomorrow. We’ll talk about what the management shift indicates about changes happening in the car-rental industry. Plus, a look at one hospital network’s app that helps physicians prescribe other apps. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC