Jan 9, 2017

01/09/17: McDonald’s gives up China operations

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As the Detroit auto show kicks off today, we'll explore what the future relationship between carmakers and President-elect Trump might look like. Then, we'll take a look at why McDonald's sold its China business for $2 billion, and discuss Seattle's decision to use bond funding to pay for affordable housing. 

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Seattle plans to use bond funding to pay for more affordable housing units

Jan 9, 2017
The city is looking at a few different ways to add more housing.
A tent under Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, where homeless people seek shelter, a block away from City Hall.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

Goodbye Obama, hello Trump: how will carmakers deal with the political shift?

Jan 9, 2017
The 2017 Detroit car show kicks off today. Last year, President Barack Obama attended, a symbolic moment for a president who had fully backed the bailout of the auto industry. That image stands in sharp contrast to the incoming president-elect. Donald Trump has frequently criticized the auto industry for its offshore manufacturing operations. So, how […]

New Jersey eliminates cash bail for people accused of some crimes

Jan 9, 2017
A study in 2013 found that nearly 40 percent of people in New Jersey jails were only there because they could not afford to pay their bail.
A police station in Newark, New Jersey.
Mark Makela/Getty Images

Fast shipping and now fashion from Amazon

Jan 9, 2017
When you think of Amazon.com, fast shipping may come mind, but does fashion? The equity research firm Cowen and Company estimates that Amazon’s share of the apparel and accessory market last year was 6.6 percent and will keep climbing.  And the retail behemoth has been developing several in-house brands, for items like kids’ clothing and men’s […]

01/09/17: Unfinished vetting

Jan 9, 2017
The Senate is set to hold hearings for at least seven of Trump's nominees to his cabinet. But some nominees may not have submitted their ethics paperwork, and the Independent Office of Government Ethics says it hasn't been able to finish some of its vetting. We'll look at what lies ahead for these confirmation hearings. Next, we'll explore the future of bank stocks and then report on New Jersey's decision to eliminate cash bail.

As the Detroit auto show kicks off today, we’ll explore what the future relationship between carmakers and President-elect Trump might look like. Then, we’ll take a look at why McDonald’s sold its China business for $2 billion, and discuss Seattle’s decision to use bond funding to pay for affordable housing. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC