Jan 11, 2017

01/11/2017: Rex Tillerson’s Boy Scout ties

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President-elect Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, begins his Senate confirmation hearing later today. What could he bring to the table as leader? We'll look at his Boy Scout past and find out how experts would grade his…

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The leadership qualities Tillerson would bring to the State Department from his Exxon experience

Jan 11, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is on tap Wednesday for a Senate confirmation hearing.  What does his record in corporate leadership reveal about what he might bring to the table in government?  Tillerson joined the…

New software program aims to help the elderly live longer on their own

Jan 11, 2017
The project is the brainchild of a former Wall Street analyst.
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Norway waves goodbye to FM broadcasting

Jan 11, 2017
Norway starts turning off its FM radio today. It’s going fully digital. The change will begin in the north of the country. The government says the country’s aging broadcast network means it’s time for new technology. National radio and big…

01/11/17: The Dow's (anticlimactic) crawl to 20,000

Jan 11, 2017
If the Dow crosses 20,000, it will...not be that big of a deal. Washington Post columnist Allan Sloan joined us to talk about why exactly that threshold doesn't hold any financial significance. Plus: A look at why Norway is turning…

President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, begins his Senate confirmation hearing later today. What could he bring to the table as leader? We’ll look at his Boy Scout past and find out how experts would grade his ExxonMobil tenure. Next, we’ll discuss Volkswagen’s announcement that it’s close to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over rigged cars, and then chat with a former Wall Street analyst about a project of his that aims to help the elderly live independently.

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