Feb 6, 2017

02/06/17: What a 12,000 mile trek can teach you about America

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Nearly 100 tech companies, including Google and Amazon, have filed a legal brief against Trump's immigration ban. We'll look at why the tech industry has rallied against the president's executive order and what legal steps are next. Afterwards, we'll look at what a trade war with Mexico could mean for U.S. poultry producers. Finally, we'll chat with author Sarah van Gelder about the economic innovations she encountered traveling across the U.S.

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How local communities are trying to rebuild America

Feb 6, 2017
One journalist trekked 12,000 miles across the U.S. to find out how people are coming up with innovative solutions to economic challenges.
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Tyson reports earnings as ag industry watches broilers, Trump threats

Feb 6, 2017
The nation’s top broiler chicken producer, Tyson Foods, reports earnings today. Analysts will be eyeing whether Tyson executives express worries about export markets. President Donald Trump has, in recent weeks, taken a combative stance toward some key trading partners, like Mexico. He continues to threaten to build a wall and has had sharp words about […]

The football that little kids play might soon look different

Feb 6, 2017
Your kids might not be playing the game the safest way.
Youth participation in football has been declining for at least a decade.
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A view of IBM's Watson computing system at a press conference to discuss its appearance at a "Jeopardy!" competition back in 2011. 
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02/06/17: Trump's plans for deregulation could mean billions for investors

Feb 6, 2017
If President Trump scales back on rules put in after the financial crisis, half a dozen of the biggest banks might return $100 billion in capital to shareholders. Would that be using the money wisely? Next, we'll explore H&R Block's plan to team up with IBM's Watson technology to help you with your taxes. And finally, we'll look at the possibility of new rules for kids who play football because of a decline in youth participation.

Nearly 100 tech companies, including Google and Amazon, have filed a legal brief against Trump’s immigration ban. We’ll look at why the tech industry has rallied against the president’s executive order and what legal steps are next. Afterwards, we’ll look at what a trade war with Mexico could mean for U.S. poultry producers. Finally, we’ll chat with author Sarah van Gelder about the economic innovations she encountered traveling across the U.S.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC