Jan 26, 2017

01/26/2017: The future of trade between the U.S. and the U.K.

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While U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Trump's enthusiasm for Brexit, the two don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to globalization. Can the two strike a trade deal? Next, we'll talk about Johnson & Johnson's decision to buy the Swiss biopharma company Actelion for $30 billion, and then look at the U.S. Army's new $580 million pistol contract.

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Army’s new pistol is a boost for New Hampshire

Jan 26, 2017
The U.S. Army is to have a new standard-issue sidearm. The P320 pistol will be made in New Hampshire by gunmaker Sig Sauer and will replace the old Beretta M9. The new weapon has a modular design so you can change its size or caliber. The switch will be a big deal for military members […]

Indians worry about U.S. degree prospects under Trump

Jan 26, 2017
If a U.S. job isn't likely, an expensive U.S. education doesn't make sense.
The outdoor cafeteria at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
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01/26/17: The post-Super Bowl 'sick' day

Jan 26, 2017
Another big merger may be in the works. On today's show, we'll look at the news that Verizon is in talks with Charter Communications about a possible deal. Next, we'll explore how students in Bangalore, India, feel about coming to the U.S. after the 2016 election, and then discuss how the day after the Superbowl is notorious for people calling in "sick."

Uber dominates market for business travelers

Jan 26, 2017
Uber is now the most-expensed vendor by corporate travelers, according to Certify, an expense management software company. But while Uber has gained popularity with the business set, taxis aren’t giving up yet.  Click the above audio player to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like Trump dampens hope for U.K.-U.S. trade after Brexit 01/17/17: […]

While U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Trump’s enthusiasm for Brexit, the two don’t seem to be on the same page when it comes to globalization. Can the two strike a trade deal? Next, we’ll talk about Johnson & Johnson’s decision to buy the Swiss biopharma company Actelion for $30 billion, and then look at the U.S. Army’s new $580 million pistol contract.

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